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The Inter-American Teacher Education Network is a professional network of leaders in education in the Americas that promotes horizontal cooperation among the OAS member states to share knowledge, experiences, research and good practices in the field of teacher education.

In the coming months, we hope to organize a series of 60 minute webinars via the Internet addressing relevant topics in the teacher education field. Each webinar will feature an expert speaker who will be invited to present programs, projects, experiences and good practices. All live webinars will be free of charge. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the ITEN website for download.

Webinar Series Calendar

Contact Information

Adriana Vilela, Education Specialist
Department of Human Development, Education and Employment
202-370-5476 | avilela@oas.org

 

 

Learn what ITEN is about before every webinar and discover new views, knowledge, experiences, research and good practices on various topics related with Techer Education in the Americas.

Nathalia Khayat
Department of Human Development,
Education and Employment
202-370-0685 | naraujo@oas.org

Valentina Pernett
Department of Human Development,
Education and Employment
202-370-9897 | dpernett@oas.org

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Series:
"Critical Thinking:
How to understand it,
how to develop it?"

Webinar 2: How to create a culture of thinking in the classroom?

Content: This webinar is the second of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? This seminar will inform the participants why it is important to recognize that certain types of thinking are required to achieve goals that lead to the understanding of key concepts and provisions to encourage good thinking. The seminar will also offer some tools and strategies that allow for the creation of cultures of thought in the classroom, such as thinking routines, protocols and documentation.

When: Tuesday August 12th, 2014 (Spanish) from 12:00 to 13:00 (Washington DC time).

Presenter: María Ximena Barrera is an educator and technology specialist. She has worked with the ideas of Project Zero at Harvard University during the last 20 years, especially with teacher professional development in order to improve teaching and learning in Latin America and Spain. María Ximena has participated in several workshops and educational seminars giving talks focused on Teaching for Understanding, Multiple Intelligences, and the use of protocols and routines of thought. Since 2001 she has been an instructor for courses in Teaching for Understanding and Leadership for Understanding offered by WIDE World, a project that is part of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Since 2002 she has participated in summer institutes organized by Project Zero of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently she works at ReThink & ReUse of Miami with preschool teachers in implementing the ideas of How to Make Thinking Visible and she is Associate Professor at the International University of Florida. She is a founding member of FUNDACIES and Vision and Action, nonprofit organization dedicated to research in education and professional development.

 

Patricia León Agustí founded the Colegio Anexo San Francisco de Asís in Bogotá, Colombia and for 11 years she was Director of the Rochester School, also in Bogotá. She has worked extensively in the curriculum reform movement directed towards the Teaching for Understanding in Colombia, Spain and other Latin American countries. For four years she worked with the Ministry of Education in Colombia in a program of professional development for teachers on Teaching for Understanding for the Construction of Citizenship. Some years ago, she founded the Centre for Social Development and Education (FUNDACIES) in Bogotá, Colombia. Since the beginning of online courses offered by WIDE World, a program of the Harvard Graduate School, she has participated as a tutor in courses taught in English, and since 2001 she has been an instructor of various courses offered in Spanish. Patricia holds a Masters in Human Development and Educational Research, from the Pedagogical University in Bogotá, Colombia; she also completed graduate courses in Community Psychology at the Universidad Javeriana, in the same city. During 1997 – 1998, she worked as a Visiting Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she worked closely with different researchers at Project Zero from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since 1996, she has been part of every summer institutes organized by Project Zero, as a member of the group of teachers, leading study groups and instructing mini courses.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

Past Webinars

Webinar Series:
"Critical Thinking:
How to understand it,
how to develop it?"

Webinar 1: Critical Thinking in Social Sciences for Democratic Citizenship

 

Content: This webinar is the first of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? It will address the distinct classes of Critical Thinking and why all of these classes are needed.

When: Tuesday July 15th, 2014 (English) from 12:00 to 13:00 (Washington DC time) and Monday June 23rd, 2014 (Spanish).

Presenter: Rosario Jaramillo is advisor at the Instituto Universitario de la Paz, UNIPAZ, Barrancabermeja, Colombia. Previously, she worked as the Director of the Citizenship Skills Program at the Ministry of Education in Colombia. She was an advisor to the Development and Peace Program in Magdalena Medio, Colombia, advisor to the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices of the Organization of American States (OAS) and advisor at the Institute for Evaluation of Education Quality. She has also worked on the Teaching for Understanding project from Project Zero at Harvard University School of Education.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: English and Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

IRA-ITEN Webinar Series: "Interculturalism, Identity and Literacy in the Teaching of Languages"

Webinar 3: Education Culturally Responsible

Content: This is the last webinar of this series. Seminar 3 proposes a series of awareness tasks for educators about language(s) and culture(s) integration. How the culturally responsible education concept can be interpreted? What does this concept mean in relation to the identities of students and their own cultures? And in relation to other students and other cultures? And in relation to classroom materials? And in relation to teachers and their teaching practices? It will be presented the use of multicultural literature as an alternative and it will be illustrated with concrete examples.

When: Monday May 12th, 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00 (Washington DC time).

Presenter: Dr. Melina Porto is a Professor and English Translator graduated from the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina. She holds a MA ELT, University of Essex, UK, with thesis supervised by Prof. Henry Widdowson. She holds a PhD in Educational Sciences, UNLP, with thesis directed by Michael Byram and assessed by Henry Widdowson. She is a researcher at CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research) at the Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, UNLP. She is Professor of English Language II lecture, UNLP. Her research interests include multiculturalism, citizenship education through the teaching of a foreign language, cultural understanding during reading in a foreign language using literary texts for the development of multiculturalism (or understanding of the 'Other') , cultural identities through English and the linguistic and cultural imperialism, among others.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

IRA-ITEN Webinar Series: "Interculturalism, Identity and Literacy in the Teaching of Languages"

Webinar 2: Concepts of Literacy

Content: This webinar will approach different concepts of literacy. Beginning with the ideas of authors such as Luke Jimenez, Berg, Sarroub and Moje, among others, this seminar will analyzed its implications in the teaching role, in research, in the classroom and in the  identities of all the actors involved (students, educators, etc.).

When: Tuesday April 8th, 2014 from 14:00 to 15:00 (Washington DC time)

Presenter: Dr. Melina Porto is a Professor and English Translator graduated from the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina. She holds a MA ELT, University of Essex, UK, with thesis supervised by Prof. Henry Widdowson. She holds a PhD in Educational Sciences, UNLP, with thesis directed by Michael Byram and assessed by Henry Widdowson. She is a researcher at CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research) at the Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, UNLP. She is Professor of English Language II lecture, UNLP. Her research interests include multiculturalism, citizenship education through the teaching of a foreign language, cultural understanding during reading in a foreign language using literary texts for the development of multiculturalism (or understanding of the 'Other') , cultural identities through English and the linguistic and cultural imperialism, among others.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

IRA-ITEN Webinar Series: "Interculturalism, Identity and Literacy in the Teaching of Languages"

Webinar 1: "Interculturalism and Language Teaching"

Content: This webinar will try to answer the following question: How difficult is to teach a new language today? We will talk about education, literacy, languages, linguistic and cultural diversity, imperialism and power. By using two videos to trigger ideas, we will explore these issues. We will analyze an example of the Education Law in Argentina, to reflect on the goals of Latin American language policies, in general. How educational laws are practiced within the classroom? Integration of culture, imagination and literature as possible steps in this direction will be proposed.

When: Wednesday March 12th, 2014 from 13:00 to 14:00 (Washington DC time).

Presenter: Dr. Melina Porto is a Professor and English Translator graduated from the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina. She holds a MA ELT, University of Essex, UK, with thesis supervised by Prof. Henry Widdowson. She holds a PhD in Educational Sciences, UNLP, with thesis directed by Michael Byram and assessed by Henry Widdowson. She is a researcher at CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research) at the Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, UNLP. She is Professor of English Language II lecture, UNLP. Her research interests include multiculturalism, citizenship education through the teaching of a foreign language, cultural understanding during reading in a foreign language using literary texts for the development of multiculturalism (or understanding of the 'Other') , cultural identities through English and the linguistic and cultural imperialism, among others.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

ITEN-IRA Webinar Series: "Innovative Literacy Teaching Techniques"

Webinar 3: Enhancing Comprehension Through Active Engagement with Text. Part 2: Inferring, Asking Questions & Determining Importance

Part 2: Instructional approaches to enhance students’ comprehension through active engagement with text. Dr. Larson will present instructional approaches related to the cognitive reading strategies of inferring, asking questions and determining importance.

When: Friday November 1st, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Mindy Legard Larson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Linfield College in Oregon. Dr Larson teaches literacy methods courses to pre-service teachers. Previously, Dr. Larson taught first, second and third grades and worked as a Program and Curriculum Specialist at the elementary level. Her research interests include literacy pedagogy and assessment; pre-service teacher literacy identity development; and post structural feminisms and material feminisms theory, pedagogy and research. Her research is published in journals such as Gender & Education, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Inquiry, Teacher Development and Teaching Education. Her forthcoming book, Becoming a Teacher of Writing, Grades K-6 co-authored with Dr. Donna Kalmbach Phillips will be published in 2014 by Routledge.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning how to enhance comprehension through active engagement with text by inferring, asking questions & determining importance.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

ITEN-IRA Webinar Series: "Innovative Literacy Teaching Techniques"

Webinar 2: Enhancing Comprehension Through Active Engagement with Text Part 1: Visualizing, Activating Prior Knowledge and Monitoring for Understanding

Part 1: This webinar will focus on the rationale for helping students acquire strategies they can use independently to engage in comprehending text. Dr. Lauritzen will present examples related to the strategies of visualizing, activating prior knowledge and monitoring for understanding.

When: Friday October 25th, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Carol Lauritzen, (Ph. D., Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City), is a Professor of Literacy Education at Eastern Oregon University. She has also served as Director of Teacher Education and Associate Dean of the College of Education at the same university. Before that she taught all grades kindergarten through high school, including one year in a one-room school. Dr. Lauritzen was a volunteer for the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking project of the International Reading Association in Croatia and other countries in the Balkans. She has published in the areas of integrated curriculum, literacy in science and engineering, and miscue analysis in journals such as The Reading Teacher and Language Arts. She co-authored the book titled Integrating Learning Through Story: The Narrative Curriculum. Dr. Lauritzen recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Literacy from the Oregon Reading Association.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning how to enhance comprehension through active engagement with text by visualizing, activating prior knowledge and monitoring for understanding.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

ITEN-IRA Webinar Series: "Innovative Literacy Teaching Techniques"

Webinar 1: Vocabulary Instruction – Why it matters?

 

Webinar 1: This webinar series will address vocabulary that students need to know to be successful in schools, universities and careers. Dr. Dole explains the research on how students acquire vocabulary and the conditions under which students’ vocabulary grows. She then presents five strategies that teachers can use to help their students develop their vocabulary and learn new words at a deep level.

When: Friday October 11th, 2013 at 11:00am-12:00pm (Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Dr. Janice Dole (Ph. D., Education, University of Colorado), is Professor of Education and Director of the Reading and Literacy Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Dole has taught school in the primary grades and at the middle school level. Dr. Dole’s university experience includes positions held at the University of Denver, the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University. She has published widely in the areas of comprehension and conceptual change learning and more recently in professional development and school reform. Her publications include articles in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Review of Educational Research, The Elementary School Journal and Reading and Writing Quarterly. She is also co-author of the book, Adolescent Literacy: Research to practice. Dr. Dole has served as a member of the reading development panel for the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and a panel member in various research projects for NAEP. She also was a panel member of the RAND Reading Study Group on reading comprehension. In addition, Dr. Dole has served on review panels for the Institute of Educational Services (IES) and the National Institute of Child and Human Development. Her current interests revolve around comprehension and vocabulary instruction, professional development and school reform.

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning new literacy teaching tools.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Note: Registration is open to all those who are interested; however, please note that no certificates will be awarded for participation.

Webinar: "Share My Lesson, Free Online Resource for English Teachers"

Content: Share My Lesson is an innovative online community that provides free access to educators’ best ideas and resources, whenever and wherever teachers need them. SML has a wide range of materials, covering all K-12 subjects. Given the multi-lingual nature of many American schools, it is a particularly rich resource for English language learning materials. This webinar will demonstrate how to access SML materials and download them, emphasizing ELL material for Spanish-speaking students.

When: Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 1:00pm-2:00pm. (Washington D.C. time-zone).

Presenter:

Rebecca Palacios; Retired Dual Immersion Preschool Teacher from Zavala Elementary School, Corpus Christi (Texas) American Federation of Teachers. During her career, Palacios mostly taught low-income Hispanic children. She is a National Board Certified teacher with a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on early childhood education. Palacios is fluent in Spanish. As a child, she attended Zavala Elementary School, where she later taught dual immersion preschool. Her decision to become a bilingual teacher at her alma mater was intentional: “I wanted to go back to the community that had supported me as a young child.”

Audience: Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning the best strategies for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Webinar: "Building Capacity in Education Around the Globe: Conflict Resolution Strategies and Resources for Schools"

Content: This webinar will provide educators with an overview of skills and a model that teachers and students need to be successful and active citizens locally and globally. Examples from around the globe of ways to build capacity in the classroom, school, and at a state/national level will be shared along with an overview of resources that can assist you in achieving your goals (including free resources available on the web).

When: Thursday August 29th, 2013 at 10:00am-11:00am. (Washington D.C. time-zone).

Presenter:

Jennifer Batton, M.A. , is the Co-chair of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Peace and Conflict Resolution Education Working Group (www.gppac.net) and Conference Coordinator for the annual International Conferences on Conflict Resolution (www.CREducation.org). She worked on a number of national initiatives funded by the United States Department of Education and international initiatives including providing leadership for The Organization of American States (OAS) Advisory Board for the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices (www.oas.org). Batton provided training, presentations, and consultation for teachers, policy makers, and youth serving professionals on the topic of CRE in many countries, including: Afghanistan, Australia, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guatemala, India, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.

Audience:Teachers, Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning how to build capacity in the classroom, school, and at a state/national level.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

 

Webinar: "Identifying Language Levels at a Glance: Classroom Assessment and Instruction Across Grade Levels"

Content: Classroom Assessment of Language Levels (CALL) is a teacher friendly tool to quickly assess the language level of student based on observing predictable language behaviors. Based upon the assessment, the teacher can immediately apply appropriate questions, interactive techniques, and instructional strategies that match each level of language proficiency.

When: Wednesday August 28th, 2013 at 1:00pm-2:00pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. His areas of expertise include second language learners, classroom assessment and instruction. He is a member of the International Reading Association (IRA) and has served as Chair of the Commission on Second Language Literacy and Learning for IRA. His latest book is Helping English Language Learners meet the Common Core: Assessment and Instructional Strategies. NY: Eye On Education (2013).

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning tools to quickly assess the language level of students.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: Talleres Lecto-Escritura IRA-RIED 

Webinar: "Coexistence without Violence Regional Program/Enough with Bullying Regional Campaign"

Content: This seminar offers participants particular understanding on the social phenomenon known as “bullying” and provides them with elements that allow basic level education teachers to take a quick look at content in the toolbox created for partners to the Enough with Bullying campaign (Cartoon Network, Plan International, Organization of Ibero-American States and World Vision). Visit the World Vision Latin America regional office website at: www.visionmundial.org

When: Thursday July 25th, 2013 (Spanish) and Friday July 26th, 2013 (English) at 11:00am-12:00pm.(Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.). To see the time in your location, click here.

Presenter:

Salvador Vazquez, Ph.D., Salvador Vazquez, Ph.D., is a Mexican citizen, Social Anthropologist, Political Sociology teacher, and holds a PhD in Social Sciences. His areas of expertise are cooperation for development and informal community education processes, as well as poverty, exclusion, inequality and citizenship. Mr. Vazquez is the Regional Advisor for Education in Latin American and the Caribbean at World Vision. In this position, Dr. Vazquez offers technical leadership, coordination and support to the World Vision National Offices to improve the quality of educational programming and help them achieve effective child development and well-being through an integrated approach that correlates with the global and regional educational framework of World Vision. (salvador_vazquez@wvi.org)

Coo presenter: Sergio Von Vacano, is a Regional Education Specialist at Plan International. A Bolivian by birth, he has studied education policy and project management for development and has been involved in the management of educational projects with a human rights approach for several years. For the past six years, he has been working at Plan International and participating in the coordination and direction of the "Learn without Fear" campaign. Additionally, he currently provides support to the implementation of the “Enough with Bullying” regional campaign.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in the topic.

Language: English and Spanish.

Cost: Free.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Webinar: "Creating a Climate and Culture for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning"

Content: Social, Emotional and Academic Learning can be integrated into a classroom and school cultures and climate by conscious attention to the teaching of direct pro social skills and the creation of safe and caring learning spaces that support that learning. This webinar will present the theory and practice that is integral to this process. It will introduce you to the work of CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning as well as international approaches to this work with examples from the United States, Colombia, Spain and Mexico. It will also talk about a shift in paradigm for professional development of educators, at all levels that is needed to sustain these efforts.

When: Wednesday June 26th, 2013 (English) and Thursday June 27th, 2013 (Spanish) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm both days. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Janet Patti, Ed.D., Is an internationally recognized educator and author in the field of social and emotional learning and educational leadership. Prior to her university experience, Dr. Patti spent 25 years in K-12 public schools as a teacher, administrator, and school guidance counselor in New York and California. She holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Arizona (1996) and a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education (1978) from Hunter College of the City of New York. Dr. Patti is a founding member of the Leadership Team of the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and Executive Board Member of the New York State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Patti is a trustee of the Staten Island Community Charter School and Advisory member of the International Society for Emotional Intelligence and professor of Educational Leadership at Hunter College of the City of New York.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning good practices on social emotional learning.

Language: English and Spanish.

Cost: Free.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom  

Webinar: "Yes, We Can! Using Technology to Improve Student Learning"

Content: For thirty years we’ve been told that technology can foster critical thinking in students—but often we have seen little evidence of this. The challenge is to combine research on learning, with appropriate choices and uses of technology, and combine these with formative instructional approaches. This webinar blends what we know about learning, research-proven instructional techniques (e.g., based on the work of John Hattie and Robert Marzano) that, in combination with a number of various technologies, can promote the kids of critical thinking we want for our students.

When: Wednesday May 22th, 2013 (English) and Thursday May 23rd, 2013 (Spanish) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm both days. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Mary Burns, M.Ed., M.S., y M.A., brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, teacher professional development, website and database design, qualitative research and evaluation, and instructional design—primarily in educational technology. Internationally, she has worked on projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean focused on creating online content, teacher training, evaluations, developing teacher training curriculum, and technology planning and program design. Burns is the author of numerous books, research reports, policy documents, and case studies for USAID and the World Bank.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning good practices using Technology to foster critical thinking.

Language: English and Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: ICTs in Education  

Webinar: "Tools for Teachers: Didactic Materials for Literacy and Math Instruction"

Content: Participants in this session will learn how to make and use several materials that are appropriate for students who are working on their basic math and literacy skills. They will be able to use these tools in the classroom to provide differentiated classroom instruction and to encourage independent work on the part of students.

When: Thursday May 16th, 2013 (English) and Friday May 17th, 2013 (Spanish) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Rebeca Martinez, MA, is the Education Programs Coordinator for the DREAM Project in the Dominican Republic and in her role is in chrage of expanding DREAM’s programs and improving teacher professional development. She has worked in education in Eastern Europe, the United States and Latin America and is dedicated to helping all children become fluent readers and critical thinkers. During her years in the classroom, she frequently taught in schools or programs with few resources and has learned to create instructional tools from limited materials. She has observed the positive impact the use of engaging materials can have on the ability of any student to learn.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning about didactic materials for literacy and math instruction.

Language: English and Spanish.

Cost: Free.

Synopsis here: PDF  

Groups: Math Teaching and Literacy and Language Teaching

Webinar: "How Can Research on the Brain Inform Education?"

Content: Brain research provides rich possibilities for education. This session will explore exciting discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology that present new ways of thinking about the brain - the human neurological structure and the emotions that contribute to learning.

When: Friday April 26th, 2013 from 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Dina Rosen, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Undergraduate Program at Kean University. Dr. Rosen has ten plus years teaching experience and served as director of technology of a K-8 school. She has a Master's degree in Special Education from Wagner College and obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Technology from the New York University, both in the U.S. Her primary research interests include brain-based teaching practices for digital age learning, social networking in early childhood years, and STEM education. Dr. Rosen has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences and has appeared in important research journals.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning exciting discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology that present new ways of thinking about the brain.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: Early Childhood 

Webinar: "Identifying Language Levels at a Glance: Classroom Assessment and Instruction Across Grade Levels"

Content: Classroom Assessment of Language Levels (CALL) is a teacher friendly tool to quickly assess the language level of student based on observing predictable language behaviors. Based upon the assessment, the teacher can immediately apply appropriate questions, interactive techniques, and instructional strategies that match each level of language proficiency.

When: Thursday April 25th, 2013 from 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. His areas of expertise include second language learners, classroom assessment and instruction. He is a member of the International Reading Association (IRA) and has served as Chair of the Commission on Second Language Literacy and Learning for IRA. His latest book is Helping English Language Learners meet the Common Core: Assessment and Instructional Strategies. NY: Eye On Education (2013).

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning tools to quickly assess the language level of students.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: IRA-ITEN Literacy Workshops 

Webinar: "How can we transform education? Contributions from Educational Neuroscience"

Content: Research studies made in the field of Educational Neuroscience, and emerging science, that is facilitating the merging between investigations and the practical training, with the goal of transforming education according to the union of three main pillars: mind, brain and education.

When: March 21th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Anna Lucia Campos, Managing Director of the Center for Neuroscience Collaboration, Education and Human Development-Cerebrum. She is the Founder and President of the Educational Association for Human Development. As a Member of the U.S.’ Council of Consultants of the International Society on Mind, Brain and Education. She is also an educator with experience in primary and secondary education. She holds a Master’s degree in Neurosciences, Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience, and a PhD in Educational Sciences. She is the Founding member of the National Network for the Promotion of childhood in Peru. Finally, she is also a member of the WOEC, the World Organization for Early Childhood Education. For more information please click here.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning about Educational Neuroscience.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here:  PDF

Group: Primera Infancia 

Webinar: "Citizen Participation: From classroom to society and from society to the classroom"

Content: The seminar will present the importance of the debate in daily life and its ability to generate individual changes that result in social changes, and will explain the different ways this tool can be used and will provide materials for its implementation.

Presenter:

Carlos Felipe Parra Rojas, soon-to-be lawyer from the University of Rosario in Colombia, one of the main drivers of the Colombian oratory debate scene since 2007, is the founder and Director of the Colombian League for Competitive Debate and Orality (LCDCO). He was trained through various international channels and perspectives by taking part in training courses and seminars in Turkey, the United States, Venezuela, Chile and Colombia; he has used these different perspectives to further promote debating as driver of social change. His work focuses on the development of the debate and oratory practices as a tool to achieve freedom of speech, and a mechanism of exercise of political rights.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in learning about the importance of the debate in daily life.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here:  PDF

Group: Construcción de Aulas Democráticas 

Webinar: "Strengthening Students’ Decision-Making with Economics and Civics "

Content: The key ideas of scarcity, opportunity cost, goals, and trade-offs are essential both in economics and civics. Participants in this session will explore using these concepts to strengthen decision-making and some classroom strategies that can be used in, or adapted for, students from grade four through high school. The webinar will present these concepts and then focus on practical instructional lessons. Greater theoretical depth about these ideas and the connection between economics and civics can be found in Nexus: Connections between Economics and Civics.

When: Thursday March 14th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

Dr. Steven L. Miller, is Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (double major in economics and political science) and a B.S.Ed. in social studies education. After teaching high school economics and government, he earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in social studies education, economics, and research design at OSU where he started the Center for Economic Education in 1978 and served as its director until 1993.

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in key ideas of scarcity, opportunity cost, goals, and trade-offs are essential both in economics and civics.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: Building Democratic Classrooms 

 

Webinar: "Service-learning pedagogy: active citizenship and quality education"

Content: The meeting will outline the pedagogical approach to service-learning, and will provide specific details, particular experiences and reflections on school project implementation for higher education and youth organizations across Latin America.

When: Tuesday February 26th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter:

María Nieves Tapia, is the founder and Director of the Latin American Center for Service Learning (CLAYSS, www.clayss.org). Between 1997 and 2009 she initiated and coordinated national programs for learning-service at the Argentinean Ministry of Education, "School and Community" (1997-2001) and Support-Based Education (2003-2010) (www.me.gov.ar / edusol) and the Caring Schools Program of the City of Buenos Aires (2002-2003).

Audience: Ministries of Education, teacher education institutions, teacher organizations, leaders of civil society organizations, and those interested in building democratic classrooms.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Group: Construcción de Aulas Democráticas 

ITEN-SABER Teachers: "Trends, Best Practices and Current Debates in Teacher Policy"

When: November 14th, November 30th and December 14th, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.).

Webinar 1: “What matters most in teacher policy: the SABER-Teachers framework”.

Presenters: SABER-Teachers team, Human Development Network, World Bank.

Webinar 2: “Cases of teacher policy reform: Chile”.

Presenter: José Weinstein, Ph.D. Mr. Weinstein holds a Sociology degree from the University of Chile and a PhD in Sociology from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). With over 25 years of experience in research, policy making, and implementation in the topic of Education, Weinstein was Chile’s Undersecretary of Education (2000-2003), successfully leading negotiations with the Teachers’ Union on teacher assessment and incentives. Chile’s first Minister of Culture (2003-2006), he led the creation of the new governmental institution. He is currently the VP of Education at Fundación Chile, a public-private organization dedicated to the creation of innovative solutions for Chile’s future development.

Webinar 3: “Cases of teacher policy reform: Teacher career structure and performance evaluation in comparative perspective”. 

Presenter: Paula Razquin, Ph.D. Doctor Paula Razquin is an Adjunct Professor and Researcher at the School of Education of the University of San Andres (Argentina). She holds a PhD in International Comparative Education and two Master’s degrees, one in Sociology and in another in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, also from Stanford University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires.

Language: English.

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Synopsis Webinar 1: PDF 

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EDUCADEM-ITEN webinar series: "Building Democratic Classrooms"

When: October 25th, November 20th and December 7th, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.). To see the time in your location, click here.

Presenters Webinar 2:

José Fernando Mejía, is a Psychologist at the Andes University in Bogota, Colombia and has a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University. He has taught both undergraduate and post graduate and has worked as consultant on civic education topics in Latin America for organizations such as the Ministry of National Education in Colombia, IDB, the OAS and the OEI. He is currently the Executive Director of the Program "Classrooms in Peace".

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis Webinar 1: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 2: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 3: PDF 

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RILE-ITEN webinar series: What Challenges do Educational Leaders Face in the 21st Century?

Content: Different views on 21st Century educational leaders, challenges in literacy teaching, best practices for successful organizations, and actions that principals can take into account to improve teacher performance.

When: September 27th, October 18th, November 28th, and December 12th 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time expressed in local time of Washington, D.C.). To see the time in your location, click here.

Presenters Webinar 4:

Mª Angélica Guzmán Droguett, Profesora de Filosofía, Postitulada como Profesora Especialista en Curriculum y Evaluación, Doctorada en Ciencias de la Educación y Postdoctorada en el área de Competencias y Formación Continua de Profesores. Su desarrollo profesional se ha centrado formalmente en dos grandes ámbitos, a saber, la formación de profesores y la asesoría en procesos de (re)diseño curricular en la educación superior. Ambas labores atendiendo tanto a programas de pre como de postgrado. Actualmente se desempeña como Académica y Subdirectora de Docencia en la Facultad de Educación de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Josefina Vigil Gurdian, Es cientista social y Doctora en Ciencias de la Educación, con especialidad en Didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales, por la Universidad Católica de Lovaina, Bélgica. Cuenta con amplia experiencia en formación inicial y en servicio de docentes de educación básica, media y universitaria; en la asesoría pedagógica a centros educativos; en la elaboración de materiales educativos; y en la coordinación y dirección de equipos educativos. Actualmente es Asesora Pedagógica de la Fundación Pantaleón e Investigadora senior del Centro de Investigación y Acción Educativa Social (CIASES) del cual es co-fundadora. Entre otros temas ha investigado acerca de modelos de formación inicial y en servicio de docentes, tanto con metodologías presenciales como virtuales; el pensamiento del profesor de educación primaria; la calidad educativa sobre todo en lo que respecta a los factores de contexto escolar; las políticas, estrategias y legislación educativa.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis Webinar 1: PDF 

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IRA-ITEN webinar series: Innovative Literacy Teaching Techniques

Content: The seminars will address techniques for literacy teaching to increase students reading comprehension.

When: Friday July 13th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday July 26th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and Friday August 10th 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.). To see the time in your locality, click here.

Presenter Webinar 1: Adelina Arellano Osuna, Ph.D. a literacy researcher at the University of Los Andes, Merida Venezuela, where she served as Professor of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. She was also a professor at California State University, San Bernardino, USA (2002-2005) and the University of Puerto Rico at the Faculty of Education Rio Piedras Campus. (2006-2009). Professor Osuna specialized in reading, writing, education and bilingual and bicultural literacy psicosociolingüística. MA. in Lecture and PHD. in Education. Her research and teaching university consist in: the didactics of teaching reading and writing as a mother tongue and second language, bilingual bicultural literacy in elementary school good practices in foreign language teaching, culture and education, language development, psycholinguistics, and bilingualism in preschool.

Presenter Webinar 2: Oscar J. Martínez Alaníz, Ph.D. Ed. Programs Guadalajara, Jalisco MEXICO. Masters and PhD in Education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara; BA (Early Childhood/Elementary/Sp.Ed) Normal de San Juan; International Teaching Foreign Language Certification Massachusetts University; Writing Certification University of Houston, Clear Lake; Religion and Philosophy Studies Certification Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara.

Presenter Webinar 3: Paul Boyd-Batstone Ph.D. Reading and Writing Professor at the California State University, Long Beach. Prepares teachers to work in preparatory schools. As a member of the International Association of Lectorea (IRA) Professor Boyd heads the Commission on Reading and Writing for Students who Speak Other languages. He has trained many teachers in Guatemala in collaboration with the Reading Council of Guatemala. His publications include: "Differentiated Early Literacy for English Language Learners: Practical Strategies" and "Engaging English Learners, Pearson Allyn & Bacon."

Language: Spanish.

Webinar Series Overview: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 1: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 2: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 3: PDF 

TWB-ITEN webinar series: Creating a Culture of Respect in the Classroom

Content: Participants will learn how to teach the S.T.A.R. (Stop, Think, Act, Reflect) strategy to students in the classroom and school-wide. Participants will learn how to teach and reinforce ten “upstander” strategies to students, ages 5-18 and how to overcome barriers to implementation that so often compromise educators' success with innovation.

When: Thursday July 12th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, July 26th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and August 9th 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.). To see your local time, click here.

Presenter: Christa M. Tinari, MA is a Safe Schools Specialist and a champion of whole-child education. A former Student Assistance Counselor, she has been training children and adults in the skills of peacemaking, for over 15 years. Ms. Tinari is founder of PeacePraxis Educational Services and creator of The Peaceful Schools Institute™, an interactive 3-day program that focuses on social-emotional learning, conflict resolution, diversity, positive discipline, and bullying prevention. Ms. Tinari is an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Education, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and a Certified Master Trainer in the “Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education” (CRETE) Project. She has presented at the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, the International Summit of Conflict Resolution and Peace Education, the Association for Conflict Resolution National Conference, and the International Association of University Presidents Triennial. Ms. Tinari places much emphasis on practical strategies that help educators deal with the day-today challenges of reaching and teaching each student.

Language: English.

Webinar Series Overview: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 1: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 2: PDF 

Synopsis Webinar 3: PDF 

Transforming Education through peer-supported learning

Content: Under the competency based educational model, teachers have directed our efforts to develop the student's competencies, without recognizing ourselves as learners. Through this webinar, we will explore the teaching skills demanded by twenty-first century education in Latin America and how, through peer learning, we can reach and transform education.

When: June 29, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.). To see your local time, click here.

Presenter: Professor Deyanira Castilleja holds a bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education and has worked in the educational field for over 14 years. Currently she is Mexico’s country coordinator for the international organization Teachers Without Borders, which aims to connect teachers to information and to each other to create local change on a global scale. She has been involved in the educational areas of ESL teaching, early childhood education and more recently in professional development, focusing more on ICT integration in the classroom and teaching competencies.

Language: Spanish. (English welcome for questions and comments).

Synopsis here: PDF 

Peer Mediation: Student Peacemaking Leadership

Content: Peer mediators are trained student facilitators of conflict resolution dialogue. Peer mediation, along with the basics of conflict resolution on which it is based, may be taught in classrooms as part of the curriculum for all students (complementing language arts, health, or social studies), or in co-curricular leadership contexts. Quality peer mediation programming fosters nonviolent leadership among diverse young people, giving them tangible responsibility to initiate and guide peer conflict management dialogue.

When: April 30th, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and June 22, 2012 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Professor Kathy Bickmore (Ph.D. Stanford University 1991) is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, and Comparative International and Development Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Recipient of the 2010 OISE Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, Dr. Bickmore teaches graduate courses on democratic citizenship education and teaching/practicing conflict resolution in schools (from a comparative international perspective), foundations of curriculum studies, and initial teacher education courses on managing conflict in classrooms and school workplaces.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Conclusion here: PDF

ICT-Mediated Learning Environments

Content: The webinar will address different aspects that teachers need to consider when designing learning environments mediated by ICTs in knowledge - based societies, recognizing that these learning environments have to be designed not only to support learning enviroments or to help teachers solve specific issues in the classroom, but also to contribute to the development of competencies of the 21st century-citizen.

When: April, 27th, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Professor Oscar Boude Figueredo, Electronic Engineer of the Pontificia Javeriana University of Bogotá, he holds a Masters in New Technologies applied to Education in Carlos III University of Madrid, Doctor in Education Sciences of UNED, Spain. Since 2002 he has been professor-researcher in the centre of Technologies for Academia of La Sabana University and since 2010 he has been academic coordinator and director responsible of the Masters Program in Education Technology (MIE).

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Conclusion here: PDF

Effective Classroom Management

Content: Management programs that empower teachers with skills to build their students’ sense of community, prepare them for successful living, and increase academic achievement.

When: March 20th, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Presenter: Sonya Fultz, M.Ed., currently teaches in the Education Department at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. She has ten years teaching experience in public education in a variety of classroom environments. Fultz has led trainings for teachers, school administrators and personnel, pre-service teachers, college faculty, and parents teaching effective classroom management strategies that not only empower teachers to have the greatest impact on student relationship and learning but empower students to be involved in the management process. Fultz has trained the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica and Trinidad in Comprehensive School Conflict Management programs and provided ongoing support to teachers and school personnel for years in classroom management and conflict management.

Language: Engliish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Whole School Conflict Management Programs

Content: Provide educators with tolls and strategies that help create a school environment that fosters prevention and de-escalation of conflicts and establishes procedures for the effective, nonviolent resolution of conflicts that occur in school settings.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

When: February 17th, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Jennifer Batton, M.A., is the director of Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, USA where she coordinates the college’s certificate program in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, coordinated an on-line national How to Manual for Community Colleges Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs with the United States Institute of Peace, and coordinated the development of a study abroad program in Peace and Conflict Studies in Costa Rica through Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). Batton is the former director of education programs for the state government office, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in Columbus, Ohio, USA (1998 – 2006).

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF

Conclusion here: PDF

Challenges and Best Practices in the Development, Implementation and Follow Up of Teacher Evaluations

Content: This webinar will provide educators with the best practices in development, implementation methods of constructive feedback and an evaluation program for teachers.

When: December 7 from 10: 30 am until 12:15 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenters: 

Prof. Susana Gabriela Lugo, Principal of Xochitl Palomino Primary School in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. Specialist in Educational Psychology and Professor of Elementary School with 24 years working in elementary level at the Secretary of Public Education, SEP.

Magdalena Mueller, Leader of the project: UC. Education Network which aims to strengthen the link between Universities and colleges for professional practice. Muller earned her Masters in Educational Psychology, from the University of Chile (UC) at the school of education.

Prof. Yvonne McCarthy, Principal of Allentown Central Catholic High School (ACCHS) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. McCarthy earned both her B.A. in Spanish and M.Ed. degrees from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and her administrative certificate from Alveria University in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF  

Conclusion here: PDF

BULLYING: An Introduction to Prevention and Intervention

Content: This webinar will provide will provide educators with an overview of definition, scope and impact, and steps for preventing and intervening in bullying. The session will include general information about types and impact of bullying along with specific steps for school-wide prevention measures and intervention strategies for students—the bystanders, the targets, and the aggressors. Issues of cyber-bullying also will be included.

When: December 14th, 2011 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Madeleine G. Trichel , served for 25 years as Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Peace, a non-profit educational organization in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Ms. Trichel has extensive training and frequently presents workshops for national and international conferences as well as for schools and local groups and agencies. She has provided training, curriculum development, and consultation for teachers, policy makers, and youth-serving professionals on the topics of Peacemaking, Bullying Prevention, and Conflict Resolution Education throughout the United States and in countries including Costa Rica, Cyprus, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: Engliish.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Conclusion here: PDF

Introduction of ICT’s in Educational Institutions

Content: The integration of ICT’s in schools should be thought of as an opportunity for pedagogical innovation and for the movement of the 20th century school towards one that is prepared to meet the needs and expectations of the 21st century student.

When: November 22nd, 2011 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Prof. Valeria Kelly, Professor in Letters and Science at the University of Buenos Aires, with a Bachelor’s Degree from UBA and extensive postgraduate studies in Distance Education and New Literacies. She is currently in the thesis stage of her Master’s studies in the Technology Education Program at UBA. Since 2004, she has worked as a consultant at the Buenos Aires Regional Branch of IIPE UNESCO, specializing in the area of ITC Projects and Education, where she has participated in the design of a virtual campus forum and numerous other national and international ITC integration projects throughout the educational systems of Latin America.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: Spanish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Conclusion here: PDF

Integrating Conflict Resolution Skills/Social and Emotional Learning into the Curriculum

Content: This webinar will provide educators the Best practices in implementation methods as well an overview of the specific skill sets all students need to learn to be successful and active citizens locally and globally.

When: November 23rd, 2011 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, D.C.).

Presenter: Jennifer Batton, M.A. is the director of Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, USA where she coordinates the college’s certificate program in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, coordinated an on-line national How to Manual for Community Colleges Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs with the United States Institute of Peace, and coordinated the development of a study abroad program in Peace and Conflict Studies in Costa Rica through Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). Batton is the former director of education programs for the state government office, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in Columbus, Ohio, USA (1998 – 2006).

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: Engliish.

Synopsis here: PDF

Conclusion here: PDF

"Education for Democratic Citizenship in the Caribbean: The Virtual Library"

Content: This webinar will introduce the Virtual Library that is being developed to support the project “Education for Democratic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Distance Course for Educators” (EDCC).

The “Education for Democratic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Distance Course for Educators” was a 3-year pilot project (2008-2010) funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that aimed to promote the acquisition and promotion of democratic values and practices by teachers and students in the Caribbean.

When: October 12th, 2011 from 10:00 am until 11:00am (Only in English). Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC.

Presenter: Valerie Taylor, an educator who has spent the past thirty years in education in her native Trinidad and Tobago. Her subject training is in History, in which discipline she received her BA and MA from the University of the West Indies. She holds a Dip. Ed. from the School of Education, UWI St. Augustine, and spent two years at the Olafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria on a Commonwealth Scholarship, studying African retentions in Trinidad.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF  

Conclusión: PDF

"Interculturality in the Education Agenda"

Content: What do we understand by an intercultural perspective in education? The presentation aims to interpret and analyze concepts such as: diversity, inclusion, exclusion, to promote democracy and justice.

When: October 21, 2011 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Presenter: Prof. Hebe Luz Incaminato from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has obtained a Masters in the Science of Teacher Education. She worked for 10 years at the primary level and 10 years at the secondary school, and for the last 22 years she has been working at the higher education level in teacher training where she remains active.

Where: Adobe Connect Virtual Platform.

Language: Spanish.

Survey Results: PDF

Synopsis here: PDF  

Conclusión: PDF

The Proposed Regional and National Teaching Councils for the Caribbean Community Member States

What: Present the establishment of the Caribbean Community Council for Teaching and Teacher Education and National Teaching Councils. These are critical for sustainability of the reforms in teacher education, for the guarantee of quality, and the enhancement of the status of the teaching profession in the region.

Who: Panel: Dr. Marva Ribeiro - Director of the Consulting Firm “Futureserve Ltd: Consultants in the Service of Education”, Dr. Morella Joseph - Programme Manager at the Human Resource Development Organisation: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, and Dr. Paula Mark - citizen of Trinidad and Tobago with a 41-year record of service in education locally, regionally, and internationally.

When: October 28, 2011 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF 

Conclusion here: PDF

Regional Standards of Practice for Caribbean Educators Part I, II, and III

What: Desirable standards of practice for the teaching profession in the region.

Language: English.

Synopsis here: PDF  

Part I: Presentation on the background history and international perspectives.

Conclusion here: PDF

Presenter: Dr. Marva Ribeiro, Director of the Consulting Firm “Futureserve Ltd: Consultants in the Service of Education”. She served education for the past 40 years at all levels of the education system.

When: September 16th, 2011 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Part II: Presentation on the proposed framework for academic standards for teacher education institutions and programmes in CARICOM member states.

Conclusion here: PDF

When: September 23rd, 2011 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC). To see local time click here.

Presenter: Dr. Asburn Pinnock, Principal of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St. James, Jamaica since 2009, with over 25 years experience in education at almost all levels of the system in Jamaica.

Part III: Presentation on the proposed framework for teaching performance standards for CARICOM member states.

Conclusion here: PDF

When: September 30th, 2011 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Presenter: Dr. Paula Mark, citizen of Trinidad and Tobago with a 41-year record of service in education locally, regionally, and internationally. Dr Mark, is a member of the technical team of the Caribbean Community Task Force for Teacher Education.

Teacher Skills for Tomorrow’s Education: Content and strategies for the initial teacher education (In Spanish)

What: The importance of teacher education as a strategy for change that has an impact on student learning./

Who: Denise Vaillant, Ed.D., University of Québec à Montréal, Canada with Masters in Educational Planning and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She held several positions in the National Education Administration of Public Education in Uruguay. A university professor, consult of various international organizations and author of over one hundred articles and books on the topics of the teaching profession, educational reform and innovation. Member of numerous scientific and professional associations. Currently the Academic Director of the Institute of Education, University ORT-Uruguay. She is also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Observatory of the Teaching Profession based at the University of Barcelona.

When: August 22nd 2011 from 11:30am until 1:30pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Synopsis here:  PDF  

Conclusion here: PDF

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use (DATU)

What: A framework that describes the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching (TPACK), and a framework for using technology with young learners, preschool through third grade (DATU).

Who: Dina Rosen is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Undergraduate Program at Kean University. Dr. Rosen has ten plus years teaching experience and served as director of technology of a K-8 school. She has a Master's degree in Special Education from Wagner College and obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Technology from the New York University, both the U.S. Her primary research interests include learning in digital age environments, social networking in early childhood years, and STEM education. Dr. Rosen has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences and has appeared in important research journals.

When: August 19th 2011 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Synopsis here: PDF        

Conclusion here: PDF

Strengthening Citizenship Education through Horizontal Cooperation

What: Present the initiative Horizontal Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance Missions and invite public institutions, private non-profit entities, and civil society organizations to participate in the second call for proposals of technical assistance missions in education for democratic citizenship.

Who: Romina Kasman, coordinator of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices. Jaime Solano, consultant of the same Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices.
When: July 12th, 2011 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Synopsis here: PDF 

Conclusion here: PDF

          

Presentation of research findings from the Project “Education of Migrant Children and Youth”

What: Inform and sensitize officials from the Ministries of Education and other institutions that work in education, about the educational situation of immigrant children and youth in the Americas.

Who: Cecilia Sleiman, Chairman of the mapping of public policy and education programs for migrant children and youth, and three small case studies developed in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Antigua and Barbuda. Studies in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA, Argentina with Masters in Social Science on Education.
When: June 29th, 2011 from 10:30am until 12:00pm. (Time Expressed in Local Time of Washington, DC).

Synopsis here:  PDF

             

 

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