(Discussion) How do you feel about immigration into your country?  Do immigrants contribute to a country's economic, social and cultural well-being?
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How do you feel about immigration into your country? Do immigrants contribute to a country's economic, social and cultural well-being?

This discussion will focus on the topic of immigration, and we will look at this from an international perspective.  How do people around the world feel about immigration into their country?  What benefits does it bring?  What are some of the challenges?

Early European Immigrants to USA

Early European Immigrants to USA

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Recent African immigration to Europe

Recent African immigration to Europe

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(Discussion) What is the definition of a "quality education", how does it impact you achieving your goals and what are the most effective teaching strategies?
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) What is the definition of a "quality education", how does it impact you achieving your goals and what are the most effective teaching strategies?

This discussion will focus on the traditional idea that education is a key foundation for success in your life and achieving your goals.  We will talk about how we define "quality education", how receiving one can impact our life goals and the types of teaching strategies that are the most effective.   This can include the use of traditional classroom tools, as well as how technology can provide opportunities to enhance the student focused learning environment.

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(Discussion) What does it take to become an effective leader? And what is the difference between leadership and management?
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) What does it take to become an effective leader? And what is the difference between leadership and management?

This discussion will focus on the skills that are required to be an effective leader, including items such as being an effective communicator, sense of purpose and vision, being a motivator etc.  It will also look at the difference between management and leadership skills.

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(Discussion) How do we as a society promote good ethics for society and our children
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How do we as a society promote good ethics for society and our children

This discussion will focus on the importance of maintaining high ethical standards in our society, including teaching our children the role that strong ethical behavior has in a healthy society.  Ethics is defined as a system of moral principles or the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.

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Dec
9
6:00 AM06:00

(Debate) Mankind is doing enough to preserve endangered species

This debate will explore the idea of whether or not mankind (us) are doing enough to preserve endangered species around the world (this includes better known species such as the Siberian Tiger, Mountain Gorilla. Common Chimpanzee and Asiatic Elephant) and countless better known species.  Participants will be asked to identify endangered species in their countries before the debate begins

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(Discussion) How will technology impact the classrooms and educational environment in the future
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How will technology impact the classrooms and educational environment in the future

This discussion will focus on how technology will enhance the learning environment for students of the future, and may in some cases, also have a negative impact.  Things to consider: increased access to educational resources; global reach to provide resources to under-served populations; less face to face time between educators and students; too much dependency on technology (resulting in loss of effective teaching skills)

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