Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Panagiotis Kanychis

Panagiotis Kanychis

Fourth Primary School of Agios Ioannis Rentis
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana
Digital Literacy

Panagiotis Kanychis was born in Rhodes, which is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece. He is a primary school teacher who implements several STEAM projects and innovations in his classroom. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Education and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of the Aegean, Department of Primary Education. He is a teacher trainer and coordinator in several educational projects. As a Scientix Ambassador, he has worked in several European projects and tasks for European Schoolnet and other organizations. He has attended many Summer-Winter schools and workshops, where he has been trained on how to design and implement STEAM courses and innovative methods of teaching. Panagiotis is a member of the Advisory Board of EASE - European Association of STEAM Educators - and a representative of the Association in Greece.

His goal, as a Fulbright grantee, is to develop new pedagogy ideas by bringing international perspectives to his classroom and his school, and ways to overcome educational deficiencies. Returning to his school, he wants to give to his students and colleagues a vision for a better future in education.

Styliani Chytiroglou

Styliani Chytiroglou

American Farm School, Thessaloniki
Arizona State University, Phoenix
Gaming Technology

Stella Chytiroglou is an English as a Foreign Language Teacher working at the secondary education level. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an M.Sc. in Developmental Cognitive Science from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her field of interest lies in the role and form of technology in the present day classroom and the applications of gaming in the training of skills, particularly connected to SEL - Essentials of Social Emotional Learning - and health, as well as in the assessment of developmental conditions that may hinder learning. She is the recipient of the Highly Commended Dissertation Award (2019) for her M.Sc. Thesis research, entitled Developing an Educational Tool for Promoting Metacognitive Awareness of Emotion Regulation Strategy Use in Children, part of which was later selected for presentation at the Games and Learning Alliance Conference. Since 2018, she has been actively involved in secondary education and has conducted and published research at the primary and secondary education level. As an educator, she believes in the effectiveness of the communicative approach as well as experiential learning, thus, relying on CLIL topics in her classes. Her interests include cooking, with a knack for desserts, hiking, traveling and performing arts.

As a Fulbright Scholar, she aims to further her knowledge and research in the field and exchange innovative teaching practices with esteemed colleagues from around the world. Her long-term goal is to create a framework for the use of technology by children and young people and for the incorporation of technology in the modern classroom.


Scholarships for US and Greek Citizens
Educational Advising / Study in the USA

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