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Mike Johnston - Learning by Doing Aware-Able-Act: The Big Picture

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AASSA Educators’ Conference 2012

Mike Johnston

"Learning by Doing Aware-Able-Act: The Big Picture"

 

 

Presenter Name: Mike Johnston

School/Organization: United World College of South East Asia (Singapore)

Presenter Contact Info--Email: mjo@uwcsea.edu.sg

 

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Presentation Description: How can schools truly commit to change for a sustainable future? Tackling global issues effectively takes a real commitment and a clear plan to move your school forward. Whether you are a classroom teacher, administrator or just someone who cares about the future this is the session for you to walk away with the next steps for your school. For action to be effective and sustainable it requires a commitment and a clear plan. How can schools move forward and what is your role as an educator?

 

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

 

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Presenter Bio:

Mike is the middle school principal at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. He has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. EduCare helps lead schools towards better environmental, global issues and service learning education. Mr. Johnston has presented in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia at conferences on the topic of Global Issues and Environmental education. He has empowered students and teachers in the places he has worked such as Canada, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Qatar and Singapore to know they really can make a difference in the world. He has lead workshops for teachers and administrators around the world on sustainability, global curriculum K-12 and how service learning should not just be what you do, but who you are as a school. Mr. Johnston has coordinated week without walls trips, sustainable community service projects and countless environmental actions and programs. He brought the global issues network to both Moscow and Doha, including coordinating two NESA region network conferences in 2009 and 2010 and looks forward to hosting the global issues network in Singapore at UWC in 2012. He has dedicated much of his time to not only ensuring students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues but that they have the skills and desire to take action to make a difference.

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