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Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014 Session with GLOBALEDCON!

Published on Nov 03 2014

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We enjoyed a terrific session with participants joining in from PALESTINE, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, BANGLADESH, and USA states such as Florida and New York!

CLICK HERE to view a recording of our 45-minutes session.  Click the purple circel with white lines under "Blackboard Collaborate." (Some  more clicking involved but not too complicated.)

About the Presenters:

Marouane El Baida is the EFL and ACCESS Program Teaacher for IMAM Malek School of the Ministry of Education, MATE program in Larache, Morocco. He works primarily with high school students in a program the delivers supplementary English activities and develops leadership skills. Last year, his students created Dream Flags for the first time. You can see them at work HERE

Sarah Kinder is the Assistant Director of The Dream Falg Project and has worked over the past two years to establish  a service-oriented high school support group for The Dream Flag Project, providing leadership and service experiences for older students at The Agnes Irwin School. A recent example of this work was a presentation by Dream Flag Club members at The Barnes Foundation, a local museum, running a service program. Photo from Twitter HERE

Jeff Harlan is Co-Founder of The Dream Flag Projec and its Director. He is especially interested in poetry, student empowerment and global awareness.  You can view examples of his lessons with Hughes poetry for middle school students or other levels HERE.


Session Title:  The Dream Flag Project -- empowering and developing global awareness for K-12 students around the world

Your Name and Title:  Jeff Harlan, Director of The Dream Flag Project

Your School, Library, or Organization Name:  The Dream Flag Project hosted by The Agnes Irwin School

Your Twitter Handle (@name): @Dream_Flags

Name(s) of Co-Presenter(s):  Marouane El Baida, Sarah Kinder

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Philadelphia, USA  and Larache, Morocco

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience:  Educators for students from 3-20 years old and teacher training educators

Short Session Description:  Learn how this simple project will connect your students to thousands around the world, developing global awareness and
empowerment to make our dreams for the world become real.

Session Strand (use the "tag"):  2014Teachers, 2014curricular, 2014iEARN,  214 EFA, 2014GlobalTL

Full Session Description:  Through a chat with Dream Flag Co-Founder Jeff Harlan, Student Organizer Sarah Kinder, and Marouane El Baida, Dream Flag leader in Larouche, Morocco, you will see how The Dream Flag Project has empowered student from Nepal to Morocco and from Alaska to Belize to broadcast and connect their dreams. Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the tradition of Nepalese Prayer Flags, The Dream Flag Project has reached more than 100,000 students in 25 countries and more than 40 states of the USA since it started twelve years ago. It is free and open to any adult-led group of students aged 3-20.