Tech-savvy Abacus Belsize Park Primary School teacher takes inspiration from California back to classroom

Melissa Chandler (third from left) from Abacus Belsize Primary was chosen to join a prestigious US t

Melissa Chandler (third from left) from Abacus Belsize Primary was chosen to join a prestigious US teaching event in California over the summer. - Credit: Archant

A tech-savvy Abacus Belsize Park Primary School teacher will be inspiring her pupils this term after spending part of the summer break at a celebrated teaching event in California.

A teacher from Belsize Park was chosen for a prestigious trip to the United States of America.

A teacher from Belsize Park was chosen for a prestigious trip to the United States of America. - Credit: Archant

Year 2 teacher Melissa Chandler was invited to attend the Discovery Education Summer Institute – an exclusive professional development and networking week held in San Diego, where more than 100 educators from around the world at the University of California.

She said: “I was delighted to be chosen, especially as this was my first trip to the United States. The whole experience was wonderful. The professional development was like nothing I’ve experienced in the UK and I can’t wait to take some of the ideas, enthusiasm and exciting new technology back to my classroom. It was great to meet so many international colleagues and form bonds which we can use in our classrooms in the future.”


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