A Note from HGSE’s 2015 Field Experience Interns
Gabi Lieberman and Wanwan Weng completed their Field Experience Internships with the Cultural Agents Initiatives last week. Through the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Field Experience Program, Gabi and Wanwan served as Pre-Texts Coordinators for the spring 2015 term. Thank you for your hard work, Gabi and Wanwan!
Here are their concluding thoughts and farewells:
Gabi comments: “The time went by so fast! I realized that this was because of the ongoing dedication of everyone at Pre-Texts. Most of the time I felt this wasn’t ‘work’ at all, but fun! In the open, flexible, and nonjudgmental environment at the Cultural Agents Initiative, I felt that the skills I could contribute were utilized fully, as well as grown and enhanced in innovative ways. In between team meetings, updating social media, and increasing our global outreach, I learned that this type of cooperative safe space within an organization is a rare and wonderful thing, and I am very lucky to have participated. In my future endeavors in education, I hope to continue to use the rich and deep comprehension strategies that Pre-Texts advocates!”
Wanwan says: “Working with the Pre-Texts team has been such a valuable learning experience. As an intern, I felt highly engaged and valued. I was always encouraged to have my own voice and contribution. Just as the Pre-Texts approach encourages students to take ownership of a challenging text, my work here also empowered me to discover my own unique strength and potential. Yes, this is exactly the charm of Pre-Texts!”