Preparing Students for the 21st Century- College De La Salle Amman!



Gabi Ghazzawi is a man with a vision, making sure his students are prepared to enter the world when they graduate from his school. Gabi is the Director of College De La Salle, which sits in the beautiful city of Amman, Jordan and while it is steeped in history, he wants to maintain the culture of the school and his people while incorporating the ideals of the 21st century into the academic focus of the school.  His foresight resulted in the creation of a five year strategic plan in April, 2019.  This plan will guide the school in their endeavors to be the model school of Jordan.

Core 21 was honored to help Gabi kick off the 2019-2020 school year.  We spent four days providing professional development for the amazing teachers and staff of College De La Salle.  The strands were all based on the school’s strategic plan. Each day teachers went to one of four all day sessions organized by grade levels. Our team of five provided workshops in instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners, planning assessment based on the rigor and relevance framework, understanding how the brain learns, and handling the needs of the “wired” students of today.

College De La Salle Amman is part of a consortium of schools that are located around the world. Mr. Ghazzawi, or Gabi, as he likes to be called, invited some of his colleagues from his section in the Middle East to join us. Teachers and Brothers from Jerusalem and Egypt also attended and we hope to be seeing more of them in the future as we plan for 2020!

Day Five

What a DAY!!!!  College De La Salle hosted a fifth day for the schools in Amman who sent teachers from all over the city.  These attendees were given an overview of what skills are needed in the 21st Century. Over one hundred participants who joined us and shared their experiences and knowledge as we discussed what means to be a school in a global society emphasizing what skills must be incorporated into a 21st century classroom understanding how multiculturalism is an essential element.

We at Core 21 look forward to working with more teachers in the region next year! Stay tuned for an update on our plans.

 

We at Core 21 look forward to working with more teachers in the region next year! Stay tuned for an update on our plans.