Combining International Mindedness, Interdisciplinary Instruction, and Service Learning in the English Classroom

20 October


In this webinar, we will explore the benefits of combining international mindedness, interdisciplinary instruction and service learning for multilingual learners from around the world. Participants will come away with a better understanding of these three pillars of an IB education and tangible strategies for implementing them in the classrooms, using examples from Lift, National Geographic Learning’s new Content-based English program for middle school learners. Whether you are new to the IB or a seasoned teacher/administrator, this workshop will leave you with something you can take back to your school!


Heather Michael is an IB Coordinator at Citadel High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia and holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.  In addition to her decade of classroom teaching in Nova Scotia, she spent two years as a literacy coach based out of New York.  She is a workshop leader and professional development facilitator for the IB.  Her research interests include equitable access to advanced academic programs, spatial theory and adolescent lived experiences, arts-based research practices, adolescent literacies, and the experiences of students in the IB Diploma Program specifically relating to TOK, CAS and the EE.

Heather Michael
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