AU SOE, in conjunction with Panamanian educators, launched Panamá Teach, an 18-month project that will include the development of an evidence-based, continuing professional development plan for in-service teachers (and leaders) in Panamá. The program will focus on increasing the number of teacher leaders experienced to train other teachers and leaders. Panamá Teach is being funded by AU alumnus and Board of Trustees member Fernando Lewis, his wife Susana, and their family.
This project aligns the School of Education's expertise with the interests of Panama and the desire of the Lewis Family to affect meaningful change in their nation. This project is a pillar of the SOE’s next chapter as a newly-created independent school and supports Panama's efforts to push for change within its education system.
The School of Education’s Institute for Innovation and Education (IIE) will highlight its ongoing relationship with Panama’s education community. Hear about the success of the Panama Bilingüe program and how SOE partnered with schools across DC to host Panamanian teachers to observe classroom practices and interact with students. The new “Panamateach” project will also share the advancement of continuous professional development for Panamanian teachers.
Presenters: Dr. Jermain Griffin, Danielle Sodani, and Dr. Nadia de Leon