The use of Universal Design for Learning and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enable more accessible and cross-culturally collaborative learning environments for all learners, including those with disabilities, both in the U.S. and globally. This side event explores how education can contribute to reducing poverty and enhancing human life and what kind of teaching and learning best address the needs of all learners. The panelists discuss theory-based framework to apply universal curriculum design that engages various learners and cultural diversity and promotes intercultural competence of global citizenship. By introducing best practices of using ICT and emerging technologies in the United States, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the panelists recommend universal and global learning environment for all students including girls from different cultures and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
The key aspects this panel addresses are:
1. Principles and application of Universal Design for Learning
2. Curriculum design framework and global virtual learning to develop intercultural competence
3. Education and technology for children in Brazil, and refugees and migrants in Latin America
4. Academic support and finance for Ghanaian girls and those with special needs.
5. Storytelling e-Book collaboration between Ghana and a school in Newark, N.J.
6. UNESCO’s perspective: quality education of using ICT, arts and music for youth and humanity
The NGO Committee for Education, Learning and Literacy (NGO CELL) proposes an informational
presentation and panel discussion on education for social development, co-sponsored by UNESCO, Society for Psychology Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMC), IVECA Center for International Virtual Schooling, and Legion of Goodwill-USA.
1. Dr. Carol Kennedy, Main Representative of Manhattan Multicultural Counseling to the UN-ECOSOC; Member of the NGO Committee on Education, Learning and Literacy (NGO CELL); Educational Technology Consultant, Fordham University; and Member of C.A.S.T. Cadre (Center for Applied Special Technology)
2. Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder and Executive Director, IVECA Center for International Virtual Schooling; Main Representative of IVECA to the UN-ECOSOC and UN-DPI; Member of NGO CELL; and Co-Chair, NGO Steering Committee for an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship
3. Mr. Danilo Parmegiani, Executive Director, Legion of Good Will-USA; and Main Representative of LGW to the UN-ECOSOC
4. Ms. Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson, MPO of the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana; and Member of NGO CELL
5. Ms. Joy Lindsay, Educator, Butterfly Dreamz Inc. Newark, N.J.
6. Ms. Lily Gray, Program Officer for Education, UNESCO Office in New York MODERATOR: Mr. Reggie Bennett, Jr., Teacher, Music and Special Education, Reach Academy
The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (U.S.), Inc. is a registered and incorporated corporation in New York State and a 501c3 federal organization in the United States.
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When you make a donation of $50 or more, we'll send you a free book! Just include the GEIG book in the "notes" section of your PayPal donation and we'll send you a copy of our students' authored book.
Good Friends & Big Dreams is a book of short stories written by the GEIG girls and others.
Here's a quick guide of how your donation can help our students:
$50 -allows us to give away 10 free books to one of our partner schools
$200 -funds vacation classes reading club for cohort 2
$5,000 - provides service learning placements and activities for the 3 weeks for cohort 1
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