Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin on “Practicing the Philosophy of Abundance: Resources to Support Displaced Learners,” VirtuaTELL Spring 2022 Conference May 14, 2022, NYS TESOL

It was my pleasure to present this workshop for the VirtuaTELL Spring 2022 Conference on May 14, 2022, NYS TESOL

I believe that in alignment with SDG 4.c that teachers are the change agents for the future.

4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States.

Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin
Assistant Professor and TESOL Practicum Coordinator
Touro University
Graduate School of Education, New York, NY

This workshop covered:

The Philosophy of Abundance
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact
The Stress Response System
Words Matter
Teaching materials on refugees, asylum and migration for primary and secondary education
UNHCR Teaching About Refugees 2021 – Language Learning Guidebook
Teaching Techniques for Multilingual Learners
The Teacher Tech Tool Wheel
Google Resources
The Internet Archive
Open Educational Resources
Q&A

I am sharing the workshop with all the global conference participants and educators who support displaced learners. I believe that in alignment with SDG 4.c that “teachers are the change agents for the future.

Both PDF’s feature embedded links to resources you can click on – go ahead, download and use the abundant resources available to YOU.

Teaching is an Act of Love

Let us move away from deficit thinking and the scarcity education model where education providers together with a group of experts use expensive resources such as required purchases for materials, texts etc., and paid access to platforms which in essence constitute a social justice issue.

Instead, let us embrace the social and situated nature of learning while embracing and developing an asset-based approach to teaching and learning.

Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin
Assistant Professor and TESOL Practicum Coordinator
Touro University
Graduate School of Education, New York, NY

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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