Over the past year, the educational sector in Lebanon, as in the rest of the world, has been facing an unprecedented challenge posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In response to the challenge, many schools in Lebanon have had to introduce major changes to the way they operate, which can be a risky and unpredictable experience.
For Al-Manar Modern School in Ras El-Matn, at least, its successful take on this challenge has granted it a place in the upcoming World Education Week (Oct. 5th-9th).
The prestigious event revolves around the topic of Sustainable Development Goals that are meant to improve worldwide living conditions by 2030.
AMS was handpicked among 99 other educational institutions to participate in the event’s Global Showcase and showcase their expertise.
“We, at AMS, are more than happy and proud to share our expertise in distance learning with educators worldwide,” Sara Abilmona, the school’s Head of Social Sciences and American System Department, told The961.
AMS will host a 1-hour virtual panel discussion on the final day of the World Education Week, October 9th, at 5 PM GMT (8 PM Beirut time).
Dr. Jinan Karameh Shayya, the school’s principal, will be the moderator of the event, which will involve 4 speakers from AMS.
The speakers will highlight how the school succeeded in promoting and enhancing positivity, strength, resilience, and engagement among its community and strived to build a strong relationship among stakeholders.
“We will showcase the interactive curriculum design we have adopted in order to integrate the academic objectives with the well-being, inquiry, and problem-solving skills we are using to raise up good citizens and long-life inquirers,” Abilmona, who will be speaking at the event, explained.
“Moreover, we will share our experience with the effective use of technology that has enabled us to reach all levels of students despite the difficulties we are passing through in Lebanon, specifically, and globally.”
On that note, Lebanese caretaker Education Minister Tarek Al-Majzoub recently called on friendly countries to support Lebanon to “implement distance learning and save the school year.”