“Courageous Conversations” with Educators:
Reflecting on Historical Inequalities, White Privilege, and Systemic Racism
and their Influences on the Educational Experience
Join us Wednesday, July 1, from 8:30 – 9:30
“Courageous Conversations” with Educators is a free forum for heads of schools/departments, teachers, and all interested educators in the international school community. Join us as we discuss the historical inequities among the Black community (in the United States and abroad), white privilege, systemic racism, and their influences on the educational experience.
- Isaac Agbeshie-Noye, Ed.D, Education Designer, Education Design Lab, Washington, DC
- Catherine Boalch, University Counselor & Upper School History Teacher, Lycée International of St. Germain en Laye, American Section, France
- Elisa Del Valle Cardona, Director of Social Justice & Inclusion, History Teacher, The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, Connecticut
- Tanya G. Wiggins, Ed.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Foundations & Adolescent Education, Pace University School of Education, New York
Though the event is free, please register below.
RISE International School is a bilingual middle school that prides itself on an innovative approach to education that extends beyond the typical classroom experience.
Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encompasses conventional curriculum while also focusing on 21st-century skill-based classes such as leadership, team building, service and project-based learning.
The middle school years mark the passage from childhood to adulthood. It is a time when a young person’s cognitive, emotional, and social growth is enormously active. During this time, young teens are discovering their personalities, interests, and friendships. Most often, academics are at the bottom of the list of priorities for a middle schooler. Consequently, middle schools must acknowledge these inevitable changes in order to better meet the academic and emotional needs of adolescents and prepare them for life in the 21st century.
RISE offers students an alternative to mainstream bilingual education. We’ve created a school with high academic standards for all those students who don’t necessarily fit into the traditional educational “box” and who also benefit from an emphasis on social development.
At RISE, students work in an environment where the approach to learning is tailored to their own learning styles alongside teachers who fully understand each child’s natural strengths. The MIS RISE team encourages students to understand their personal capabilities and to push themselves beyond their comfort zone in order to explore and learn new skills. Given the right learning tools and with consistent support, every child can become his or her best self at school.