Transatlantic Educators Lecture Series

TELS Fall 2020

A series of presentations by teachers for teachers, the Transatlantic Educators Lecture Series is a new K-12 initiative by the European Union Center that launched in fall 2020. In these presentations, teachers from Europe and the U.S. explore an education-related issue that is tied to a local and/or national context. Please check back for information on fall 2021 presentations and the link to register.

Transatlantic Educators Lecture Series 

Fall 2020 Presenters

Germany's Vocational Education and Training System

Saturday, Oct. 10, 11am CDT

Stephan Petersen (Head of the English Department, BS27: Vocational School for Industrial Logistics and Security, Hamburg, Germany)

Heritage Community — Growing Together

Saturday, Nov. 7, 11am CST

Inga Chiosa (Deputy Director and Academic Director, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Rob Ford (Director, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Tatiana Popa (English Teacher and Head of Global Education, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Fighting Systemic Racism in the U.S. Education System

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11am CST

Shayla Ewing (Pekin Community High School, Pekin, U.S.)

Keisha Rembert (National Louis University, Chicago, U.S.)

Corey Winchester (Evanston Township High School, Evanston, U.S.)

Illinois teachers can receive ISBE PDHs (Professional Development Hours), depending on number of hours attended. Each participant's number of hours attended will be calculated based on Zoom attendance data, rounded up to the nearest quarter hour. For example, if you attended for 190 minutes, you will receive 3.25 PDHs. Illinois teachers planning to use this lecture series as a PDH activity will receive documentation at the end of the semester.

Please contact Sydney Lazarus ( with any questions.