Friday, September 21, 2012

Egyptian Educators Visit Collington Square School

Educators from Egypt with BCP Director of Training
Tara Anderson (third from left)

Today a group of five educators from Egypt visited Collington Square School of the Arts to learn about the Baltmore Curriculum Project's educational model and to tour the school. They were thoroughly impressed.

BCP Director of Academic Affairs Jon McGill, BCP Director of Training Tara Anderson, and BCP Executive Vice President Larry Schugam talked with the group about BCP's approach to instruction, training, coaching, behavior management, and resource development.

The teachers were especially interested in BCP's use of the CHAMPS curriculum for classroom management and Restorative Practices for conflict resolution. One teacher even asked Ms. Anderson if she would come to Egypt to provide CHAMPS training for her school.

The school tour included visits to Phyllis Wyman's sixth grade language arts class and Andrew Gorby's fifth grade mathematics class. The group also caught a Restorative Circle led by Restorative Practices Facilitor Kevin Bevacqua in action. Mr. Bevacqua was helping two students resolve a conflict so that they could return to class.

We would like to thank Ms. Heba Tahseen Mohamed, Dr. Osama Mohamed, Mr. Hamada Ahmed Fahmy E-Farargy, Ms. Abeer Atif Mohamed El Galfy, Ms. Hoda Kasem, and Mr. Marwa Salama for visiting our school. We would like to thank the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) and Janine Downey, WTCI Manager for International Visitors and Client Services, for organizing the visit.

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