Ob Dom, FC, oder Haie - unsere erste COST Studentin von der University of Wisconsin River Falls hat sich in Köln schnell eingelebt und sowohl in ETE als auch in verschiedenen Englischklassen den Unterricht begleitet und bereichert, sei es zur amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung, Immigration oder Globalisierung. So beschreibt sie selbst ihre Erfahrung an der KLS für den praktischen Teil ihrer Lehrerausbildung:
"Hi everyone! My name is Megan Madeson and I am originally from Antigo, Wisconsin. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls where I will be receiving a Bachelor’s of Science. In the United States I will only be able to teach History and the Social Sciences but at KLS I was able to teach English as well. It was wonderful to learn how to teach a different subject because the more subjects I am able to teach, the better teacher I can become.
Being able to participate in the COST program at KLS was an incredible opportunity to grow both professionally as well as personally. I was a student teacher at KLS from late October to late December. I was able to experience learning how to teach several grade levels during one semester which was both challenging and wonderful. I taught 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in both Social Studies and English courses. Learning how to teach different grade levels helped me to better understand how to communicate and relate to students of all secondary age levels.
This was the experience of a lifetime. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the COST program. I have learned to use new teaching methods that I will incorporate into my future classroom. Working with both the students and faculty at KLS has only confirmed my career choice as an educator! I would like to thank my mentor Evelin Wright, as well as, the students and staff at KLS for helping make this experience unforgettable!"