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.
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.
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.
Heartfelt thanks to Yong Zhao for his inspirational talk, passionate enthusiasm and generous support of LINEglobal; thank you Emily McCarren, Dominic Randolph, and Rajiv Kothari for your unwavering commitment and generous support; and thanks to Rajika Bhandari and IIE for co-hosting an amazing event!
5:15pm Welcome: Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE; Rekha Puri, Founder and President, LINEglobal
5:25pm Introductory Remarks: Dominic Randolph, Board of Directors, LINEglobal; Head of School, Riverdale Country School
5:30pm Dr. Yong Zhao
The Narcissism of Global Voluntourism by Sayantani Dasgupta and Lauren Kascak http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/instagrammingafrica-narcissism-global-voluntourism-83838/
The World Is Flat - The World Is Not Flat!
- Tom Friedman "The World Is Flat" http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/03/magazine/03DOMINANCE.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0
- Pankaj Ghemawat - TED talk "Actually, The World ISN't Flat!" https://www.ted.com/talks/pankaj_ghemawat_actually_the_world_isn_t_flat
Shake Up Your Story! Raghava KK - Multiple Perspectives = Empathy http://www.ted.com/talks/raghava_kk_shake_up_your_story
The Global Education Teacher Strand at the Punahou School, Hawaii, is a forum for discussion and action planning for educators interested in exploring and designing globally focused curriculum and implementing this in their school environments. It intentionally coincides with Punahou's Student Global Leadership Institute. Emily McCarren, Director of Wo International Center, Punahou School, and Rekha Puri facilitated this program for a "diverse think-tank" of remarkable educators from Hawaii, mainland USA, China, Japan, Denmark, Jordan, India, Sweden, and other countries.
..at the Social Action panel to inspire 8th graders at The School at Columbia University
NEW HORIZONS IN GLOBAL EDUCATION: A CONVERSATION WITH JEFFREY SACHS
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30—8:00 p.m. at Asia Society, New York
Keynote Address by Professor Sachs
followed by a panel discussion with:
Parag Saxena, Founding Partner & CEO, New Silk Route, R. May Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Asia, New York University (NYU), Zak Malamed, Student, University of Maryland, and Founder, Student Voices, Moderated by Tom Nagorski, Executive Vice President, Asia Society