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Teach from Everywhere:

An education toolkit for a digital world

Sat, 5th Dec - 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Beirut time

Lebanese allies at Google are organizing this free all day digital event to support teachers. We have gathered experts in the field of education and psychology to share their best tips and tools on how to support continued student learning.

Video. Emma Pass, author of "The Hybrid Teacher" will share insights and practical tips on how blended learning can be managed

You will be able to join one of the following sessions:

  1. Asynchronous Teacher Presence (video) - Dan Fitzpatrick. In this session we will explore how to connect teachers and students in a situation where students are learning in their own time
  2. Good Learning is Good Learning (video, presentation) - Ben Whitaker. How do we move away from simply digitising our worksheets? A focus on collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking through blended learning
  3. Using Video in Blended Learning (video) - Laura White. This session will focus on the use of video tools to create short, focused screencasts and explanation videos 

You will be able to join one of the following sessions:

  1. Differentiate Learning Online (video) - Dan Fitzpatrick. In this session we will discover how online tools can allow us to provide a bespoke learning experience, to meet the needs of different types of learners
  2. G Suite for Remote Learning (video) - Andrew Caffrey. How we can use the G Suite tools, such as Google Classroom, Sites, Jamboard and Forms to deliver remote learning
  3. Assessing Students Online (video) - Laura White. Becoming confident with online polls and survey tools such as Google Forms and Microsoft Forms can help you to understand your students wellbeing, interests and attitudes, as well as perform knowledge checks for formative and summative assessment  

You will be able to join one of the following sessions:

  1. Creating a Sense of Community with Online Tools, primary students level (video, presentation) - Cat Lamin. Strategies to create a sense of community and enhance well-being though digital presence
  2. Keeping Connections, secondary students level (video, presentation) - Jess Marsh. How to connect with learners and provide ‘brain breaks’ using tools that focus on social and emotional wellness
  3. Reflective Journaling (video) - Laura White. This session demonstrates how to use Reflective Journals with students. Once assigned, teachers can view, access and comment on students’ writing, photos and videos in slides as it takes place

Video. Rasha, a Lebanese psychiatrist, will discuss how to best engage with students who have recently experienced trauma or with disabilities

Meet the Speakers

Emma PassGoogle Certified Innovator and author of The Hybrid Teacher
Just as every student learns differently, Emma knows that each teacher and classroom needs a unique digital toolbox to achieve their learning goals. Originally from the US, Emma has experience training educators across the world
Dan FitzpatrickCertified Google Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator and an Apple Teacher
Dan works as an Associate Assistant Headteacher at a secondary school in the north east of England and is part of the Edufuturists Podcast.
Ben WhitakerGoogle Certified Trainer & Innovator
Ben delivers trainings across the UK and Europe. In June 2019, he was appointed as a Curriculum Manager at Burnley College and is part of the Edufuturists Podcast.
Laura WhiteGoogle Certified Innovator and Trainer and a BETT Speaker
She is completing a PhD at the Institute of Education, researching the overlap between Digital Learning and Thinking Skills. Laura has been teaching for 12 years and is passionate about the potential for digital tools to impact positively on teaching and learning.
Andrew CaffreyGoogle Certified Innovator & Trainer
Andrew is the Global Program Lead for the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program, a global community of more than 2,000 passionate teachers who use technology to solve big challenges and advocate for impactful use of technology in education. He was named in the EdTech 50 as one of the key people shaping Educational Technology in the UK.
Cat LaminGoogle Certified Innovator
Cat specialises in supporting teachers who are getting started on their instructional technology journeys. In 2017, Cat was shortlisted for the European Digital Woman of the Year award and has been invited to speak about her experiences teaching coding and computer science around the world including in Brazil, Argentina and the US.
Jess MarshGoogle Certified Innovator
Jess has more than 15 years’ experience educating students of all ages. She’s lived, taught students and trained teachers in the US, Italy, Germany and the UK. Jess has also worked with charities and foundations involving schools across the globe to help develop their digital literacy skills.
Dr. Rasha MashmoushiEducational Psychologist
Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi is an Educational Psychologist at Camali Clinic in Dubai with her Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. Other than her clinical work and evaluations of children, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly in schools and college settings, Dr. Rasha has four publications around Educational Psychology.

Who we are

The Lebanon Volunteer Community is a group of Google employees who have self-organised to create shelter, education, economic and fundraising initiatives to support Beirut's recovery

Deema, Maria, Michael, Steph and Yara (from the Mountain View, London, and Dublin offices) have focused on education