Two instructors from the Meridian Technology Center took a trip to Germany. This is in an effort to help teachers “bring the world to their classrooms”.
The two teachers, Shelly Smith and David Shields, toured car manufacturing plants in Germany, one of those plants being Mercedes-Benz. Another part of their tour is the Mercedes-Benz museum which, they said, did a good job in explaining how automotive technology developed.
Another thing they observed in the country is how different Germans commute from Americans. For example, they noticed that Germans would usually drive then park in a lot and take the train into the city when going to work. This is due to their comprehensive train systems.
Shields and Smith came back to the US, already planning on how they can incorporate the things that they learned to their lessons. They also took with them thousands of photos in the hope to let their students learn about the plants in the birthplace of cars.
The trip was funded by Fund for Teachers to enrich the k-12 education in the states. They will have their presentation about their visit on September 6, 6pm at the Meridian Technology Center Board.
Source: Stillwater News Press