In this webinar, Preetom Bhattacharya from the Huntington Beach City School District, CA, explored the value of language-learning programs during out-of-school time. Limited time and resources during the school day reduce access to language learning that develops skills students need to engage in a global society. Educators can develop or expand after-school programs to increase students’ access to language learning.
This webinar told the story of the Baale Parwaz Library project that was co-founded by Sajia Darwish, a junior at Mount Holyoke College, who has been studying in the U.S with the support of AGFAF, so she can return to help the Afghan people. Sajia shared how she returned to her country, and in one summer, built a library at her former school, Mohammad Asif Mayel School – a school of 3,500 students that had no library. Any educator who wants to be inspired by what can be accomplished by a young women with dedication to help her people should view this webinar!
During this webinar, learn from two students who engaged with the free Generation Global program during their high school years, and have continued to stay involved with the program into their post-secondary education as student moderators. Scott Chua is native to the Philippines and currently attends college in Singapore and Hailey Lister is a college student in Los Angeles. Scott and Hailey shared how their Generation Global experiences have made them more effective in global communication, understanding and embracing differences, and navigating cultural diversity in real-world situations.
Our students are growing up in a world that looks very different to the one we grew up in. It is essential that we foster specific skills in each of these learners to better prepare them for the world they will enter upon leaving school. During this engaging discussion, our speakers explored the skills of understanding, empathy and effective dialogue.
In this webinar, Amy D’Amico discussed the professional development opportunities that the SSEC provides for teachers, curriculum directors, administrators and anyone interested in STEM education. Some of the opportunities discussed include the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers (SSEATs) and the International K-12 Science Education Institute for Educational Leadership Development and Strategic Planning (SPI).
Communities can be as small as a family and close friends or as large as the whole world. Children today are inheriting our global world where they can interact and work with people nearly anywhere. In this webinar, learn about the free Greenleaf Program, an online virtual community with students halfway around the world, that will give your students a unique insight into children and culture.
Twentieth-century assumptions about the world are rapidly becoming obsolete. Globalization, the digital revolution, mass migration, and the prospect of climate instability are triggering new concerns and demanding a new kind of graduate. At the dawn of the 21st century we are recasting our understanding of economics, communication, security, cultural identity, citizenship, and the environment.
Presenter Haif Bannayan, CEO of Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Jordan, discussed the importance of teacher preparation (in-service and pre-service) and its impact on improving education on a national scale through showcasing the role of the QRTA in improving quality of education in the public and private schools in Jordan and the region.
Shifting demographics within our own borders and between nations are leading to an increased need for multilingual talent. Student success and readiness in a global economy will require the ability to communicate and function in a multicultural environment without borders. In order for today’s K-12 students to succeed tomorrow, they need language skills.
Creativity is highly valued in the global workforce, and educational policymakers around the world have embraced creativity as an important outcome in national curriculum documents. How are global educators fostering creativity both inside and outside schools? In this webinar, presenter Karen Collias discussed how teachers and students combine elements of creativity in teaching and learning in formal education with research findings from a variety of countries (China, Australia, and Canada) and the International Baccalaureate program.
Diagnostic assessment is one of the most misunderstood and yet one of the most powerful tools in the arena of educational assessment, especially now with so much focus on differentiated and personalized instruction.
The International School Consultancy Group (ISC) is the only research organization in the world focusing exclusively on the English-medium international schools market. This webinar shared the very latest market intelligence on this dynamic and expanding market, as well as highlighted the most notable trends and provided details of the primary and emerging regions for international schools.
Despite increasing globalization and further interconnection of societies, many American students lack the tools to frame how world affairs—be they political, economic, scientific, etc.—affect their lives. Tomorrow’s leaders must have an understanding and respect for other cultures, be able to investigate the world beyond their backyard, and communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences. Language skills support all of these needs.
In this month’s edGlobal webinar on edWeb.net. presenters David Bong and Kyle Ennis discussed the importance of language assessment and new technologies to evaluate the learning of languages for students worldwide and in the workplace environment.
In this webinar, presenter Lynn Nolan introduced five critical areas where educators around the world are requesting support. She discussed expectations and needs for a global education and the US D.O.E’s International Education Strategic Plan. Lynn also provided examples she has been engaged in that have proven to be successful.
How does education in the Middle East compare to the US? Presenter Michael Bartlett discussed how an international school operates in this webinar. He talked about ways schools test aptitude and measure success, as well how these methods differ from practices in the US.
The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. As districts and schools work to implement technology that has become commonplace for many students outside of school, they face many challenges and opportunities. Steven Vosloo of UNESCO provided attendees with a global perspective, while Jennifer Fritschi and Mary Ann Wolf shared the United States’ perspective.
Preparing today’s students with 21st Century skills increasingly includes language. While the advantages to bi- and multilingualism are readily recognized, the advantage our ELL students are readily primed to have is often overlooked.
The La main à la pâte Foundation is devoted to bringing inquiry-based teaching and learning of science to elementary schools in France. In this webinar, presenters David Jasmin and Xavier Person gave an overview of the organization and its goals.
Presenters Marian Heard and Claudette Bateup, shared their experience and expertise about partnerships, as well as information about their own program Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) in this webinar. They discussed a wide variety of Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) partnership styles and activities, including face-to-face and distance contact.
The education reforms in England have given schools and school principals a great deal of autonomy. Over two-thirds of secondary schools have now converted to academies and are free from local authority control.
In this session, David Banes, the CEO of Mada, described the work of the Qatar Assistive Technology Center in Doha. Established three years ago, Mada has been seeking to establish and influence the creation of an accessible technology ecosystem with Qatar and the Middle East region to ensure that all Qataris can contribute fully to help the country achieve its 2030 vision.