Presented by Rebecca Birnbaum
In the U.S. public education system, so many resources are utilized in order to teach children how to build reading, math, and science skills. What is lacking, however, is the skill development that enables children to understand each other’s perspective – in other words, they’re never taught “people comprehension skills” that allow them to understand opinions that are different from their own. Implementing these skills at a young age – just like practicing analytical reading – can enable children to grow into open-minded adults. As a society, we can become far more understanding and learn how to think objectively when resolving both internal and international conflict. Rebecca Birnbaum, a SISGI Group Program and Research Intern, will present ideas for how people comprehension skills can be taught in classrooms, from kindergarten through grade 12.
This webinar is perfect for all individuals interested in improving the classroom environment, education, and youth development. We encourage students, educators, youth service workers and parents to attend this training. We will provide professional development certificates to all educators that view the entire webinar and then answer correctly questions about the content presented. Please see below for more details.
About the Presenter
Rebecca Birnbaum is a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Anthropology and a minor in Peace and Social Justice. Rebecca’s coursework includes policy analysis, negotiation methods, and cultural perspective. She is currently writing an honors thesis in Anthropology that focuses on roommate conflict, resolution, and mediation. Rebecca is also a Program and Research Intern for the SISGI Group, and her research interests include nonviolent conflict resolution, peacebuilding, education reform, nonprofit management, and sustainable development.
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