DUE TO VISA ISSUES ON THE PART OF SEVERAL OF OUR SPEAKERS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. INFORMATION ON A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS IT IS FINALIZED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.
Join Global Classroom and our partners, Global Family Travels and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington, for an engaging workshop on development, sustainability, and cross-cultural exchange featuring Ladakh, India. Located in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is a Himalayan region rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture experiencing economic and social change. Ben Wheeler, History teacher at the Bush School in Seattle, will facilitate a discussion and activities based on the documentary, “Learning from Ladakh,” and share an overview of his upcoming school trip to Ladakh.
As part of this cross-cultural exchange, students and teachers from The Bush School and Siddhartha School in Ladakh are participating in the Heroes Elevate Empathy Project. Students reflected on the question: Who is your hero? Then, they created portraits and wrote about their personal heroes. See portraits from the project and learn how to incorporate this collaborative, cross-cultural activity into your curriculum. In addition, Global Classroom staff will provide and share their resource guide on cross-cultural exchange opportunities for students, teachers, and schools.
There will be an additional 1/2 hour online component for educators wishing to receive clock hours.
Cost includes 3 free clock hours, light dinner, and teaching materials