SCF Faculty Member Attends Nobel Prize Teacher Summit

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019)Michael Rogers, professor of history and politics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), attended the 2019 Nobel Prize Teacher Summit, Professional Learning Tour, in Stockholm. Rogers, one of 400 teachers selected globally and one of 22 selected from the U.S, participated in panel sessions with educators from 30 different countries. The group convened around the theme “Climate Change Changes Everything” and focused their discussions on how climate change is addressed in education.

The summit featured lecturers from various sectors, including Professor Johan Rockström, an internationally recognized climate scientist; Annika Hedås Falk, vice president of education at the Nobel Prize Museum; and Anna Ekström, Sweden's minister for education. Participants also gained insight into Sweden's educational system by visiting schools in Stockholm, where they met with local administrators and students to observe student learning in the classroom and to discuss differences between educational systems in the U.S. and Sweden.

Rogers was among a select group of teachers who also met with former Nobel Prize winners Mario J. Molina (1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Beatrice Fihn (2017 Nobel Peace Prize), and Hiroshi Amano (2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics).

The Nobel Prize Teacher Summit is an international event for teachers held by Nobel Prize Museum. The initiative builds on the ability of the Nobel Prize to inspire people to seek out knowledge, to ask questions and to attempt to understand and improve the world.

For more information, contact Rogers at or 941-752-1985.

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