This session highlighted our authentic engagement with Shiksha preschool, Nirav Modi Foundation, Mumbai, that serves students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri shared hand made materials and this Prezi, discussed our in-person teacher training program in March 2015, how we have continued our conversations via Whatsapp and Skype; and our next steps including an upcoming trip in March 2016 to work together in person again.
- Theatre for Inclusion workshop NYU Steinhardt Read Emily Schorr-Lesnick's blog from Ireland about crossing borders and not overstepping borders of respect
- Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership - Kelly Tracy taught at the Summer Institute; Karlyn Adler completed the Summer Institute; and Jessica Soodek finished her first summer of the Leadership Masters Program - cheers to all three!
- Emily McCarren is now Academy Principal at Punahou School - congratulations!
- Amy Liebov is easing in to retirement (from work but not from LINE!); Dwight Vidale is relaxing and dreaming up wonderful new collaborative ideas; and Jennifer Donovan is in heaven exploring bio-diversity in all its glory in Australia!
- Vladimir Kuskovski is now Director of International School of Basel Region, Switzerland, after serving as Head of School at Oberoi International School, Mumbai, for the past four years - congratulations!
Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri will present LINE's teacher training pilot program in Mumbai at the Global Education Forum 2015 organized by Asia Society and UPenn's Graduate School of Education http://asiasociety.org/global-education-forum
LINEglobal nutures a long-term authentic engagement with Shiksha preschool Nirav Modi Foundation, Mumbai, that serves students from low-income backgrounds. By developing curricular expertise, classroom management skills and a hands-on teacher-training program, we have reflected on the limitations of our worldview with increased appreciation for teachers working with limited resources. We have deepened our understanding of the cultural realities and social needs that are imperative for a successful early childhood program that prepares students for ongoing English-medium elementary schools and life ahead. An understanding of social realities is imperative for an ethical program based on professional reciprocity. And we have found wonderful new colleagues that we have much to share and learn with! We learn more every time we engage with the Shiksha team - in person in March 2015, with ongoing communication via WhatsApp, Skype.