MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A local history teacher is participating in a very prestigious event in England.
LAMP AP European History teacher Marvin Ellis is one of just 50 history teachers chosen worldwide to take part in the Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University. Participation in the event is by invitation only.
The University hosted the first Oxford Round Table two decades ago to consider public policy issues related to education in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries.
The Oxford Round Table is a not-for-profit educational organization that provides a forum for the discussion of contemporary issues that affect the public good.
Invitees are determined based on several criteria including: nominations by earlier attendees, courses that invitees teach, their presentations and writings, and their professional involvement in a relevant area of interest.
Diversity among the types of institution, public or private, and involvement of institutions representing different levels of education, i.e. schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, graduate and research universities is also a priority in selecting the invitees.