Monday, Oct 22 8:00 pm EST

Monday, Oct 29 8:00 pm EST

Inspiring students through self-directed humanitarian projects

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

On October 22nd and 29th, I’ll be sharing the one strategy that I’ve found to have the biggest impact on my students: Each year I encourage them to develop and deliver their own humanitarian project—one that helps others by providing aid or resources not otherwise available to them

This project is often life-changing for students, encouraging them to understand more about others’ lives and challenges and to develop their own ability to share what they’ve learned and what they value as a result.

I shape their efforts by first helping them understand what it means to support someone in a humanitarian project. Then, I encourage them to develop the planning, communication, and presentation skills they need to engage their community in their project. And I help them connect their efforts with the social, cultural, and historical context that shapes their own histories. My students leave the classroom with a deeper, more empathetic understanding of the world around them

On October 22, I’ll introduce this strategy in a free, one-hour workshop that gives you the information you need to encourage your students’ own humanitarian projects. You’ll have a chance to reflect about this approach and to begin to personalize the resources and practices I know first-hand work will well for students for your own classroom. Then, our group will meet again on October 29 to share ideas and help fine-tune everyone’s approach in ways that will make it easier for you to introduce this strategy to your students.

Register for this TeachingPartners Live Workshop now, and TeachingPartners will send you a appointment you can drop right in your online calendar. You’ll also get a reminder closer to September 25th to make sure you’re ready.

About Michael Lindblad

Michael Lindblad is a multicultural educator from Portland, Oregon. He just completed his 45th speaking engagement as the keynote speaker for the United Way event at the Portland Art Museum. Michael has recently earned the OEA/NEA 2016 Teacher of the Year for Oregon, the 2015 Oregon Teacher of the Year, and the 2013 Social Studies Teacher of the Year. In addition to speaking in front of the Oregon House of Reps, Michael is advocating for equity regionally and nationally. Michael and his wife Angela-Lindblad Olivares have 3 daughters, a granddaughter, and twin boys!