Turkish American Television Presents
American Teachers in Turkey
TATV host Goksin Carey interviewed Mark Meirowitz in our Fairfax studio. Based in New York, Mark is a business lawyer and has been very engaged with the Turkish American community as a volunteer. He is serving as an advisor to the Presidents of ATAA and FTAA, and as a Board Member of the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TACCI). Mark taught English to college professors in Istanbul last summer and shared his amazing experience in Turkey with our viewers.
The second part of the program will show an entertaining and informative video production “Broad Horizons“, a courtesy of Turkish Cultural Foundation. This documentary film is about a group of American K-12 teachers who go beyond their textbooks to get a first-hand look at Turkey. Broad Horizons reflects the importance of traveling, experiencing foreign cultures, and opening minds to different ideas.
Every year since 2007, the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) hosts American educators for in-depth study tours through historical and cultural sites around Turkey. Organized in partnership with the World Affairs Council of America (WACA) and their local chapters across the United States, the TCF Teacher Study Tours have introduced 348 American educators to Turkey. The participating teachers are competitively selected by the local chapters of WACA and by TCF. The teachers on the tours experience Turkey first-hand, visiting touristic sites, tasting the food, dancing to the music, and meeting the people. In the process, the educators collect material and explore creative ways to supplement their curriculum.
The film was produced and directed by Orhan Ayasli and cinematography by Scott Drucker.