Hendrick will spend a year building global competency skills so he can understand and act on issues of global significance, thus preparing him to better educate his students.
“By starting with local issues, I hope to bring in teachers and community members who would want to share their knowledge,” Hendrick said. “Local connections can help grow to global issues and understandings. Local activism can also grow to global change.”
“We believe that educators are the key to giving students the skills to thrive in an interconnected world,” said Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the foundation.
The foundation’s staff, partners and field experts will support Hendrick as he immerses himself in online coursework, webinars, and collegial study, including a two-day professional development workshop this fall and a nine-day international field study.