Emily Schorr Lesnick, Dwight Vidale (LINE Fellows, Riverdale Country School) and Rekha Puri shared our work with Avasara Leadership Fellows Program, Mumbai. It was heartening to hear personal stories about Girls Empowerment from our workshops participants, and fun to watch them participate whole-heatedly in theatre activities.
We are thrilled to welcome Patsy Doerr to our Board of Directors. Patsy serves as the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters. http://www.lineglobal.org/board-of-directors
We are honored to welcome Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla as a special advisor. Veronica serves on the Steering Committee of Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education and is Chair of the Future of Learning Institute. http://www.lineglobal.org/advisory-board
The LINE team had a lovely evening with Siamack Zahedi from Gateway School of Mumbai. Nice seeing you in NYC in April, see you in Mumbai in October!
The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.
LINE and Rekha Puri are humbled and honored to be included in Smart List: 360 Global Innovators, Networks, Resources and Champions. Getting Smart supports innovations in learning, education and technology.
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.
LINEglobal, Riverdale Country School and IIE Institute of International Education are co-hosting an event with Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla on Friday, November 6, 2015. The talk will be held at the IIE Kaufmann Conference Room, an architectural gem designed by Alvar Aalto. Special thanks to Veronica Boix Mansilla, Dominic Randolph, Riverdale Country School and IIE.
Watch our video presentation on Global Collaboration Day for ideas on how to develop long-distance professional partnerships via in person meetings and the use of technology, and read more about our collaborative projects. We welcome your comments and feedback. Thanks to our incredible LINEglobal fellows, and our colleagues and friends in India.
Dominic Randolph (Board of Directors, LINEglobal, and Head of School, Riverdale Country School) is recognized for his leadership and innovative work with design thinking, character development and other exciting initiatives in the new book, "Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids For The Innovation Era," by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith.
- 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.
May 2015: Rekha came away inspired by Fernando Reimers, Veronica Boix-Mansilla, other speakers and an amazing cohort of educators/new colleagues, and excited for LINE be a part of propelling the global education for all movement forward.
"We need to create social context and learn/think with good company; we need the wisdom of more networks. Tap into existing networks, create new ones, we are in this together. Build capacity, meet people where they are, avoid a climate of crisis, and inspire change!" Fernando Reimers, Harvard Graduate School of Education
The enthusiastic LINE team embraced India with such a proactive spirit! And we are now working on our collaborative global projects focused on respectful reciprocity and sustaining positive synergies through the use of technology.
"Global competence is the capacity & disposition to understand & act on issues of global significance. We have incredible digital connectivity - but are we connected culturally? Are we designing connections to have a-ha moments?"
Veronica Boix-Mansilla, Harvard Graduate School of Education
The Biodiversity Project connects educators and students in India with their colleagues in the US (New York, Ohio, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Florida) and Australia. The National Science Foundation and the University of Wyoming support Jennifer Donovan's amazing work, and LINEglobal joins this effort with the Sheth C.N. Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad. Jennifer Donovan teaches science at Trinity School in New York City, and is the founder and project leader of The Biodiversity Project.
Enjoy pictures and reflections from our time in INDIA, Ahmedabad & Mumbai; read tweets Day 1 to Day 12 via Storify, March 2015
Ahmedabad, Friday, March 20, 2015, we brought edcamp to Mumbai and now for the first time in Ahmedabad! Sponsored & hosted by CN Vidyavihar & LINEglobal
Mumbai, Saturday, March 28, 2015, the second iteration of India's first edcamp, sponsored & hosted by Oberoi International School & LINEglobal
Big thanks to Anuj Puri, Leah Dickerman and the staff at MoMA for coordinating details and making this event possible. Thank you Raj Goyle, guests and friends of LINEglobal for making this a memorable evening. Click here to see more photos.