Friday, November 9, 2018

“Conversational Leadership is the … intentional use of conversation as a core process to cultivate the collective intelligence needed to create business and social value.”

~ Carolyn Baldwin

On Friday, November 16, CAPS Teacher Education students will connect with students from an elementary classroom in Edmonton-Alberta Canada.  We are planning a Mystery Skype (Microsoft) to share concepts of culture and learning with the students there.  The school uses the Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin Cree Language and Culture Program which provides students with an education that promotes an appreciation of cultural diversity in all aspects of learning.
Our students will engage in a conversation with these students in order to learn about their culture and to share aspects of their own culture in the United States.  The experience proves to be an enriching one for both groups of students.  Dr. Tammy Fry, CAPS Teacher Education Instructor, and Mr. Bryan Strong, 1st Grade teacher at the elementary school in Canada, will guide the students through the conversation process as a means of establishing cultural appreciation and opportunities for deeper learning.