Monday, 16 January 2017 12:28

Building Community Through Morning Announcements by Chaya Sitler and Andrew Orth

Educators will have a better understanding of how to use a daily news show to build a sense of community in their schools.

Educators will have the opportunity to see how a daily news show is created, as well as have the chance to build their own script and film a show of their own to take back to their schools.

Chaya Sitler

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Chaya has been an elementary teacher for the past 16 years. She spent her childhood in the US, Mexico and India. She received her BA from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and her MA in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama.

 Before venturing into international teaching, Chaya taught 2nd grade in central Florida and 3rd grade in the suburbs of Austin, Texas. In 2009, she moved to Asunción, Paraguay to teach 1st grade at the American School of Asunción. She then headed to Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Colombia where she moved back to the upper elementary classroom.

Chaya is currently teaching grade 4 at the Anglo-American School of Sofia in Bulgaria.


Andrew Orth

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Andrew has been an elementary homeroom teacher for 14 years. Originally from Morton, Illinois Andrew received his BS in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a MA in Education from SUNY Buffalo.

Before moving into international teaching he taught 2nd and 3rd grades at Tremont Elementary School in Tremont, Illinois. In 2007, he moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he taught 4th grade at Escuela Campo Alegre. Additionally, he has taught 4th grade at Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Colombia and is currently a 4th grade teacher at the Anglo-American School of Sofia in Bulgaria.