GlobalEd was honoured to participate in an educational roundtable in Denver, Colorado on 1 June, hosted by New Zealand Minister of Education, Hon. Chris Hipkins, and moderated by the award-winning Kiwi-born educator and author Hamish Brewer.
During the discussion, educators and policymakers exchanged ideas on the important issues affecting schools today, including the effects of disrupted learning, the importance of engaging and supporting students at all levels, and the value of amplifying student voice. The participants shared viewpoints and forged relationships that will enrich both countries.
As a special gift for their participation, each roundtable guest received a full grade-level kit of GlobalEd’s JillE Literacy series, a diverse collection of books, poems, and resources created by author and educationist Jill Eggleton QSO, and sold in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The recipients were invited to take the kits back to their schools or to donate them to an elementary school of their choice. In addition, Jill Eggleton herself will provide virtual teacher professional development to support these schools in providing structured and systematic instruction in the skills children need to grow as readers and writers.
Special thanks are due to Minister Hipkins, Hamish Brewer, Education New Zealand, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for making the roundtable the success that it was.
GlobalEd creates resources for whole-class and small-group literacy learning designed to engage students, to empower teachers, and to systematically teach the skills students need to close learning gaps and excel as readers. To learn more about Global Ed, visit their page in our directory.
Photos by McBoat Photography