On Saturday, March 19, the ERC organized IC’s second very successful Outreach Training day for this academic year. IC teachers and administrators planned and presented 24 different workshops which took place on the Ras Beirut campus. They were attended by 454 participating teachers from 106 private and public schools around Lebanon. A diversity of topics and teaching techniques were offered in Arabic, English and French to teachers and administrators from the Pre School to the Secondary levels.
Participants were offered sessions covering technology, classroom management, teaching methods, oral expression, the flipped classroom, assessment, differentiated instruction, and visible thinking. One new workshop of note was “Helping your school become a green school” that dealt with Green Technology. Participants in this session looked at green technologies, innovations and methodology to help the school establish its own sustainability plan and transform their school into a green school. They looked at ways to promote the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic.
Workshops presenting theater, art and dance got participants actively moving and tapping into their creativity. Participants found the workshops both helpful and informative with practical and useful hands on activities. The general consensus of presenters and administrators about our Outreach program is that it has become a very useful program based upon its consistency with many workshops presenting practical applications that participants can use in their classrooms.