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You’re invited to join us for a couple of OWL Wisdom Circles coming up in May!
May 8 OWL Global Wisdom Circle with Kunal Chawla:
Creating New Pathways
Kunal Chawla is a teacher, course designer, social entrepreneur and science learning visionary. He’s led an education and employment development project in rural India, worked as a project manager for Google, taught middle school in India, earned an M.A. in Learning Technology and Design at Stanford University, and designed and delivered massive open online courses (MOOCs) at Udacity in Silicon Valley.
He describes a time when he was teaching science to middle school children in Delhi, India:
Today Kunal is creating an on-line science school for children, with the initial content based on videos he’s made during his travels through India and the U.S. He’s calling it Chalees Min School. (“Chalees” = “40” in Hindi; “Min” = minutes”). The learning design: each lesson is 40 minutes — a four-minute video to start, and the rest in interactive activities. You can enjoy some of the early videos at Chalees Min School.
Please join us for a conversation about learning at all levels — from how children learn about the world, to how we learn at all stages of our lives to innovate and create new pathways!
Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time.
To join us for the videoconference, please RSVP now!
A New Circle: Global Gender Partnership Circle
Convener: Bonita Banducci
This circle grew out the conversation from the February 14 OWL Global Wisdom Circle: How Changing Roles of Women are Changing the World, where Bonita was first speaker. Both Usman Mohammed Inuwa in Nigeria and Offuh James Offuh in Ivory Coast felt that Bonita’s work would be very relevant to their work as peacemakers in African nations. Bonita brought them, and two women who are social activists in Kenya, (as well as Aryae and Len & Libby Traibman) together for a video conference on April 25 (with Aryae and Len & Libby Traibman also present).
The African peace makers decided that it would be very supportive of their work for this circle to meet monthly, and to open the conversation — about men and women in global partnership for the empowerment of women — to like-minded people anywhere who would like to join!
Next planned circle: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time.
Save the date — we’ll post a video-conference RSVP link soon!
I hope you can join us for one or both of these global conversations!
Please let me know if you have any questions, or anything you’d like to add to our calendar or next newsletter.