Free Medal of Honor program hosted for local teachers

Elizabeth F. Abu | Dec 19, 2017

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the North Central Texas College Leo and Mabel Scott Health Science Building.

This free course is open to teachers of various disciplines and age groups and shows them how the oral histories of Medal of Honor recipients can help influence their students to do more in their community.

NCTC Professor and long-time volunteer for the Medal of Honor Host City Program Gabrielle Fletcher said she could see how it could change any classroom, from middle school to college.

“What I liked the most is how the materials could be adopted/adapted,” Fletcher said. “I could see myself incorporating an isolated 15-minute in-class writing activity on perseverance in the face of great challenges, or I could develop an entire research unit around one of the many subtopics, or I could even reconfigure my entire course to be focused on service learning and explore what “giving back to your community” means outside of military service.”

Middle and high school teachers, as well as college faculty from all subject areas, along with counselors, coaches, and administrators are invited to attend. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served and teachers can submit a form for their school district to receive reimbursement for their substitute costs.

Space is limited for this event. You can visit and click ‘Events’ to register online.

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