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6.9.2019 | Pukhraj Ranjan

HundrED GLocal Goes To Karachi, Pakistan! This Time Preparing Teachers To Embrace Global Citizenship

On 5th October, we are coming together with our Ambassador Rabia Saqib and The Brighton School in Karachi (Pakistan) for a HundrED GLocal, which will highlight strategies that work to disrupt the typical classroom paradigm in the interest of engaging students in authentic learning and growth while preparing teachers to embrace global citizenship.

For the education community worldwide, October stands out as the month meant for celebrating teachers and educators. HundrED Ambassador Rabia Saqib, the Chief Executive Officer of The Brighton School wants to use this time not just to celebrate teachers but also their innovations as this local education community in Karachi, Pakistan continues to be a trendsetter in innovative approaches for 21st-century learners.

The Brighton School believes that learners are entitled to an education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and values they need to embrace the opportunities and challenges they encounter and to create the kind of world that they want to live in.

Join us on Teachers Day for the first-ever HundrED Glocal in Pakistan. We will meet on Saturday, 5th October from 9:00 – 11:30 am at The Brighton School - Johar Chapter in Karachi, and explore the theme of “Preparing Teachers to embrace Global Citizenship”

Teachers generally struggle to move beyond comfortable traditional practices, even when they recognize the limits of these tired methods. This event will help teachers find the motivation to take risks and inspire their students to do the same.

For this HundrED GLocal, we are coming together with our Ambassador Rabia Saqib and The Brighton School to bring you workshops, which will highlight strategies that work to disrupt the typical classroom paradigm in the interest of engaging students in authentic learning and growth. Presenters will share examples of meaningful interdisciplinary unit planning, engaging unit questions, bold resource selection, team teaching, service learning, and student reflection. There will be opportunities to consider the purpose and promise of active learning units that move students beyond traditional academics as well as useful tips and templates, which can be utilized in a wide variety of settings. We look forward to fostering lively conversation among like-minded educators, innovators, and administrators. Together we will work to broadly implement educational practices that teach our students to engage and connect.

Here, we will learn about the Global Wonders program at Brighton which provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to work and live in a diverse world. It presents a foundation, unique, and critical look at the roots and impact of inequality and discrimination related to the issues of social justice (e.g. economics,  technology, energy and environment). Through this program, learners are able to explore personal and social responsibility in their personal lives, in their communities, and in the global and local work environment. 

In total, there will be a total of six presentations at the event, 3 by local Pakistani educators/innovators and 3 by global innovators recognized by HundrED. 

The global presentations will be made by Digital Literacy for EFL Students from Macedonia, a combined approach in teaching ICT and EFL skills, offering basic training in digital literacy & global citizenship projects for EFL students aged 12-18, Engineering Brightness from the United States known for merging engineering and compassion to make the world brighter and inspire global communities through solar-powered, 3D designed lanterns. The final global presentation will be by World's Largest Lesson that introduces the Sustainable Development Goals through lessons and activities to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.

The local presentations will be made by Maheen Fahad, on their innovation, "Richness in Diversity" as well as Lubna Salman on her innovation, "Brighton supports the SDGs". Also, Amna Ejaz will present on "Virtual Cross-Cultural Exchanges "and how "Brighton’s TED-Ed Clubbers" inspired us all to connect, collaborate, share and learn from people around the Globe.


Did we mention the event is free? Please register here to save your spot and engage with unique education innovations community in Karachi!



About The Brighton School

The Brighton School is an independent, co-educational, O level school in Karachi, Pakistan. Since its inception in March 2016, offers a high quality international educational experience for students from ages 2 + to 15+. Brighton envisions the transformation of schools and schooling by establishing a network of schools with fundamental differences in teaching, learning and leading which will provide exceptional quality education to meet the individual needs of a diverse, global learner in an ever-changing world.