Rowan-Cabarrus instructor participates in UNC fellowship

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

Meghan Davis

SALISBURY — Meghan Davis, a biotechnology instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, participated in the UNC World View OverBook Project on the Environment and Sustainability for 2018-19. She was one of 12 educators selected from applicants across the state for the fellowship.

The OverBook Project is a professional development and curriculum fellowship aimed at deepening educators’ understanding of global environmental and sustainability issues and resources for teaching about them.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Meghan Davis. Not only is she representing us as a stellar educator, but as an active advocate for sustainability issues that are so important to us as a college,” said Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus.

Representing schools, districts and community colleges across the state, fellows engaged in interdisciplinary and collaborative learning initiatives beginning in the summer of 2018. Their efforts culminated in the spring with the creation of comprehensive study guides and educator resources for integrating the project themes into a variety of disciplines for K-12 and community colleges.

The educators studied six themes: climate change, consumption, human rights, nature’s rights, pollution and water. Davis completed a project focused on climate change and water.

“This was an invaluable experience for me,” said Davis. “Participating in the World View Fellows Program helped me to grow as an educator, and it gave me the opportunity to do something that is near and dear to my heart, which is to bring greater awareness to global environmental issues. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a fellow.”