New Professional Development Workshop to Be Unveiled
The emphasis on global citizenship in Alberta schools has opened the eyes of students to global inequity, and many students feel compelled to help those in developing countries. It is not uncommon for Alberta classrooms or schools to sponsor a child, fundraise to build a water well or send educational supplies to under-resourced schools abroad.
Beyond Good Intentions: Partnering with Schools in Developing Countries is a workshop for educators who are interested in initiating a partnership or project with a school or community in the developing world. The workshop encourages participants to reflect upon their assumptions of developing countries and consider how these assumptions shape international partnerships and projects. The workshop also highlights principles that, when applied, can maximize the positive impact of international partnerships and projects. Through the workshop, teachers are given time to consider how they can move partnerships or projects beyond acts of charity to transformative, curriculum-based learning experiences.
The workshop will be available to schools this winter. More information will be posted on the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) Web site. Interested teachers or schools will be able to book the workshop through the ATA.
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