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Connecting Students to Holiday Celebrations Around the World
Wednesday December 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Ian Jamison, Head of Education for Generation Global; with Laila Duaibes, Country Coordinator/ Palestine for Generation Global; and Simmi Kher, Dialogue Facilitator for Generation Global
Sponsored by Generation Global
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The holiday season is quickly approaching, and while many students in the US are familiar with holidays like Christmas, educators strive to expand the minds of students and explore a variety of holidays celebrated across the globe. in this webinar, learn how to use technology to connect students in the US to their peers around the world using free resources provided by Generation Global.
During this holiday season, gain tools and resources to break down cultural barriers and personal stereotypes proving that students living across the world from one another face similar challenges, have similar interests, and that we aren’t so different after all.
Viewers will gain a clear understanding of how cultural dialogue can impact students far beyond high school, and how to integrate dialogue and understanding into existing lessons to elevate their students’ critical thinking and active listening skills. Not only will these skills better prepare students for work and life beyond school, but they allow them to successfully navigate the difficult conversations and differences they will encounter when interacting with students of a different culture, both domestically and abroad.
This recorded webinar is designed for middle and high school educators (especially those teaching social studies, history, civics and ELA) as well as library/media specialists, and district and building administrators.
About the Presenters
Dr. Ian Jamison is the Head of Education for Generation Global. An experienced trainer, Ian trains teachers around the world on the Generation Global’s pedagogy of dialogue, working in a number of challenging environments. He is an advocate of the power of dialogue for empowering people to address challenges, build understanding, and positively transform societies. Ian taught Religious Education for twenty years, and has experience of subject leadership in a number of schools, including Head of Religious Education. He won the Guardian Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in 2007. Ian has also contributed articles to a number of publications and is the author of a well-respected senior level textbook.
Laila has worked in academia, education, program and project management, and has done extensive work with international and local non-governmental organizations in youth, education, inclusive livelihoods, international cooperation, capacity building, and strategic planning. She has a wide array of experience when working in the field with local communities, local authorities, youth groups, schools, university students and community based organizations. Laila began working with Generation Global in 2014 and is responsible for implementing the program in Palestine’s government and private schools. She works with a global team, connecting students from Palestine with peers around the world. In her spare time, Laila also teaches rehabilitation sciences at a local university.
Simmi is an inspirational, visionary, and strategic thinker when executing the seamless planning and development of complex programs and projects within the global educational system. She has deep knowledge and expertise of working with diverse cultures, adjusting communication styles, and absorbing new information and systems with ease. Simmi has more than 15 years of experience in global consultancy education, with a specialization in growth strategies to develop organizational goals focusing on teacher training and development, intercultural dialogue, and technology. Simmi is often seen presenting at prestigious speaking conferences such as ISTE, National Council of Social Studies, and the California and Washington Council of Social Studies and several others.
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