Jode Brexa, Arapahoe Campus Teacher
Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching

Presenter: Joan Bludorn, Arapahoe Campus Principal

Jode was recently awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching grant to conduct research in Bloemfontein, South Africa, making her one of 17 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the Fulbright teaching program this year. Jode will spend much of her time in her upcoming trip to South Africa researching, learning and teaching about issues of social justice and cross-cultural understanding. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. While in Bloemfontein, Jode will complete a capstone project called "Self Portraits of Hope," which will be comprised of short narrative movies about rural high schoolers in South. She'll also make these narratives with her students in Boulder, sharing the videos between both communities to foster her goal of cross-cultural communication.