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I Learn America @ Kean University

March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UntitledYou are invited to a Professional Development opportunity for educators in collaboration with I Learn America, directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, Mr. Gene Woods, of Bayonne High School and Kean University Diversity Council.

I Learn America is an award-winning film that tells the tale of five high school students who are newly arrived immigrants from all over the world. Set in the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school, we follow the students’ struggles and triumphs as they battle to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own in a new place.

As an attendee you will have the opportunity to view the film, meet with Co-director Jean-Michel Dissard and Mr. Gene Woods, history teacher from Bayonne High School. Mr. Woods recently implemented the I Learn America project in Bayonne. He and his students began to collect a “Human Library” which empowers students to share their unique stories to promote understanding and inclusion of the “other”. Learn how to invite your students to listen, learn, and care.

Join us and take in how Mr. Woods and his students implemented this unique program!

Professional Development session will begin at 5 pm – 8 pm

Kean University, Human Rights Institute Room 207

Please RSVP for this free workshop to Janice Kroposky, director of the Diversity Council via email jkroposk@kean.edu no later than January 27, 2016.


March 3, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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