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Transforming Education Newsletter from the Global Citizenship Foundation - Issue #4

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Transforming Education Newsletter from the Global Citizenship Foundation - Issue #4
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“Arts education is critical for helping students develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.”
Megan Chernin
The discourse and focus on social-emotional learning and inclusive classrooms are more required today than ever before, as the CoVID-19 pandemic-induced challenges to education have brought to fore the cracks in the system.
In Issue 4 of the Transforming Education Newsletter, we present to you Dr. Alida Anderson and Kristen Wendt‘s article from the .ed Magazinea quarterly curated issue-based digital magazine for educators. The authors propose Arts pedagogy as an innovative educational approach towards supporting students’ conceptual and physical access to academic and social-emotional learning. Read this featured article of the week to know how you can leverage the power and potential of Arts in empowering learners.
Also, check out the 🗓 upcoming global events, our 💫 author spotlight, along with the 🗞news and updates from the Global Citizenship Foundation below.

🌟 Featured Article
Arts As Emancipatory Pedagogy of the Futures of Education
The education systems worldwide lack inclusivity and the focus on social-emotional learning is more than ever. Can art be the medium for the demonstration of inclusive practice that supports an asset-based approach to teaching, learning, and development?
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, students around the globe need access to holistic education practices that address their social-emotional wellbeing and lived experiences. Teachers, families, and students are experiencing social and political crises of racism, white supremacy, and systemic inequities. Current social and political conditions further marginalize and oppress students from racialized minority backgrounds, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with exceptionalities. Researchers have identified the need for national policies and practices that address diversity and new populations such as immigrants, who comprise a skilled global citizenry. We take the position that for education to be fully inclusive, it must feature “pedagogies that value ethnic, racial, and language differences simultaneously and intentionally” and “be committed to disrupting those that have historically pathologized students’ abilities.” Namely, practices that offer emancipation, liberation, and ways to sustain multiple and diverse cultures are necessary to fully include and empower students and teachers to explore and express intersectional identities.
We make a case for how and why arts learning offers innovation in doing just this… [Read Full Story Here]
🎫 Upcoming Global Events
💫 Author Spotlight
David Adams is the Senior Director of Strategy at The Urban Assembly, USA. He previously served as the SEL Coordinator for District 75 in NYC where he shaped SEL’s approach for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges.
Know more about Mr. Adams here
🤩 Global Citizenship Foundation Events
Online Education Leadership Forum: Masterclass
The Online Educational Leadership Forum (OELF) Masterclass aims to provide educators and education leaders a platform to learn, discuss, exchange, and hone their teaching skills and pedagogical practices while connecting to their peers around the globe.
Join us at the 2nd Online Educational Leadership Forum Masterclass on the 6th of October, 2021, as we bring the subject matter experts on Digital Pedagogies to deliver workshop sessions on Hybrid Learning and Assessment.” This masterclass will empower participating educators and education leaders to be the most adapted in the contemporary field of education – a globalized context full of advanced technologies and a context where the shift from online to hybrid learning is foreseeable. We seek to provide workshops on those best practices in effectively implementing hybrid teaching and assessment to equip educators with knowledge and skills to construct lesson plans, improve students’ learning experiences and measure students’ progress using fair and reliable assessment methods. 
Together, we target to explore the fruitfulness of Hybrid Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and its potentials in supporting students within different educational and social contexts during the pandemic and beyond.
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Thank you for investing your time to read this newsletter. Here’s my question to you — How can higher education produce learners who can take their place in a globalized environment? Share your thoughts with me on my Twitter/send me an email.
Once again, thank you for everything you are doing to transform education for human flourishing! If you liked the newsletter, do forward it to your colleagues, and let them know they can subscribe here.
I am looking forward to you joining me in our next newsletter!
Please stay safe and do take care!
Invested in your success,
— Aaryan Salman
Editor, .ed Magazine
President, Global Citizenship Foundation
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