LINE selected to present at Global Education Forum 2015

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 

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.


Founder Rekha Puri attends Think Tank on Global Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education

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

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View our story "LINEglobal March 2015" with photos, videos (please turn volume on!) and quotes from our time in India

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

Update about Jennifer Donovan's Biodiversity Project

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. 

Edcamp events in India organized and hosted by LINEglobal

LINEglobal organized edcamp events in India - free education "unconferences" with a participant-driven format that supports organic professional development and collaborative learning for educators. 

LINE and Color! Special event Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art, January 28, 2015; private guided tour, presentation and reception

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.

Learning-India, India's first large scale education technology festival in Bangalore this July - excited to partner!

Learning-India, India’s first large scale education technology conference, will take place in Bangalore, India, this July.  LINEglobal is an official partner of the Learning-India festival that will bring together professionals focused on learning, teaching and leading in the digital age.  We are very excited to partner and collaborate with this UK based team to provide strategic support for the speaker series and programming.

Young Zhao event co-hosted with IIE, a prelude to International Education Week 2014 - click links to watch and view photo album

Watch Yong Zhao talk - click here                           Yong Zhao event photo album - click here

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!


Agenda LINEglobal/IIE event with Yong Zhao, Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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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

6:30pm Reception

Special event with Dr. Yong Zhao, co-hosted by IIE Institute of International Education and LINEglobal

LINEglobal and IIE Institute of International Education are co-hosting an event with Dr. Yong Zhao on November 11, 2014. The talk will be held at the IIE Kaufmann Conference Room, an architectural gem designed by Alvar Aalto

This feels serendipitous - Yong Zhao's talk, our collaboration with IIE, and the landmark spectacular setting overlooking the East River! We cannot wait! Special thanks to Dr. Yong Zhao for making the time to generously support LINEglobal. Special thanks to Emily McCarren for her help with coordinating this event, and to Rajika Bhandari for the opportunity to co-host with IIE. 

Global Education Teacher Strand, Punahou School, Hawaii, workshop facilitated by Emily McCarren and Rekha Puri

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.  

Biodiversity Project with Jennifer Donovan, Trinity School

The National Science Foundation and the University of Wyoming support Jennifer Donovan's amazing Biodiversity Project; now LINEglobal joins this effort with the Sheth CN Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad, India, learning with schools in the US (New York, Ohio, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Florida) and Australia.