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Effective Student Dialogue: Critical Thinking and Active Listening

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Effective Student Dialogue

Presented by Dr. Ian Jamison, Head of Education at Generation Global; with Scott Chua, Generation Global Alumni Moderator, First Year Student at Yale-NUS College Singapore; and Hailey Lister, Generation Global Alumni Moderator and First Year Student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Shannon Miller, Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist
Sponsored by Generation Global


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Technology is prevalent in everyday life; it affords us as educators the chance to connect our students with other learners from across the globe, or even across the classroom. Today, more students are choosing to travel and study internationally to encounter new cultural experiences first-hand. It is essential that we teach them how to effectively communicate with their peers in different countries and from different cultures.

In this recorded 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. They highlighted their most memorable and impactful experiences from video-conferencing and chatting with students virtually, and the lasting impact the global experience has had on their lives. They also shared personal stories on how dialogue, understanding, and connecting with peers across the globe has helped them become better global citizens, more active listeners, and improved critical thinkers.

Watch to learn:

  • How cultural dialogue can impact your students far beyond high school
  • How to integrate dialogue and understanding into your existing lessons to elevate your students’ critical thinking and active listening skills
  • How dialogue can break down cultural barriers and personal stereotypes to help your students see that their peers living across the world face similar challenges, have similar interests, and that we aren’t so different after all.

Not only will these dialogue skills better prepare your students for work and life beyond school, but they will 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 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.

Ian JamisonAbout 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.

Scott ChuaScott is a freshman at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. He has been actively involved with Generation Global since his high school days at Xavier School Philippines and served as the president of his school’s Generation Global club his senior year. Scott currently volunteers as an online dialogue moderator for Generation Global, facilitating online blogs and conversations between students.




Haileu Lister Hailey started her involvement in Generation Global as a club member her junior year of high school, and now serves as a volunteer alumni moderator. Hailey chose to stay involved in the program after graduating high school because she felt that having the ability to interact with students from around the world truly impacted her high school experience, giving her a wider global perspective while pushing her to develop public speaking and critical thinking skills.




Shannon Miller

About the Host

Shannon McClintock Miller is a nationally recognized Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist. Her recent areas of expertise also include several engagements as a Consultant, Speaker and Author. Shannon encourages her students to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others within their school and around the world. She is the author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for ISTE’s Leading & Learning journal, various blogs, and other forums. Follow Shannon on Twitter @shannonmiller.


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Generation Global


With Generation Global, you can give your students the skills and experience to flourish in a interconnected and complex world.  It is designed for 12-17 year olds and is active in more than 20 countries around the world.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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