Tuesday, Sep 25 9:00 pm EDT

Inspiring students through self-directed humanitarian projects.

With Michael Lindblad

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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 ... Full Bio



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“Inviting my students to participate in humanitarian projects engages them and helps them create their own meaning in ways that empower and extend their learning.”

“Each year I encourage my students to develop and deliver their own humanitarian project—one that helps others by providing aid or resources not otherwise available to them. I shape their efforts by helping them understand what it means to support someone in a humanitarian project. 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.”

As part of this Workshop:

Explore Videos of Practice

Learn directly from Michael by first viewing videos of that share his ideas and practice. Then get ready to take part in live online workshops and learn first-hand how to personalize this strategy for your classroom.

Get Support from a Working Group

Learn together with other teachers. Be part of an ongoing working group of engaged colleagues committed to inspiring their own students through self-directed humanitarian projects. Make connections and share what you know.

Attend Live Video Workshops

Get the guidance you need. Take part in two live workshops Michael will host exclusively for working group members. Learn first-hand all you need to begin sharing this strategy with your students.


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