From INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION INSTITUTE The International Democratic Education Institute (IDEI) in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University welcomed 22 master teachers from across the globe on Friday, January 26th for a six-week professional development seminar. They are part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). TEA Fellows are from Algeria; Bangladesh; Burkina Faso; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; India; Kyrgyzstan; Malawi; Mozambique; Nepal; Niger; Nigeria; Peru; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Tunisia; Turkey; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe. The theme for BGSU’s program is “gender equity in education.” TEA fellows will participate in workshops and seminars on equity and diversity in education, curriculum development, technology in the classroom, and inclusive pedagogy. While in residence, TEA Fellows will partner with US teachers through field experiences in American secondary schools, work on service-learning projects with community partners, and learn more about U.S. culture through field trips to historic sites and various arts and culture events. The public is invited to meet and interact with the TEA fellows at various events including: International Educator Night at BGSU February 26 6-8 p.m., Eppler North 221 on campus. Gender Equity in Education Brown Bag, March 2, noon to 1 p.m. BGSU Women’s Center.