Articles by Elco Vandergrift
By Beth Green, with Diane Stronks, Elco Vandergrift
October 26, 2017
As Cardus partners with the global organization EduDeo to add a prize for Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching to its annual John Rozema Teacher Excellence Awards, Education Program Director Beth Green asks veteran educators Diane Stronks and Elco Vandergrift about the difference Christian love can make in the world’s classrooms.
BG: As you both know, at Cardus Education we've been working with Christian schools in Ontario to celebrate the excellence in teaching and learning that we see in our schools here in the province, and telling the story about that practice And when EduDeo made a connection with me regarding the Walking Together program, and mentioned that it would be a position shared with Diane, I said, "What a gift to be invited into this learning journey and to carry on in my work as a Christian educator," which has spanned 35 years My story is about a school in Dominican Republic, where the grade eight teacher was trying to figure out a way to connect really good science to learning about disease and how things are spread I had volunteered for years with EduDeo in the Dominican Republic working with the COCREF (Colegios Cristianos Reformados) schools, and thinking about taking that experience to other partners across the world, and then working with Elco on that to affect change was exciting EduDeo is joining us in that partnership with the John Rozema Teacher Excellence Awards