Disrupting the future of internships abroad: How Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) is marking the path towards a future of virtual internships for youth
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) is a USA-based study abroad organization that aims to give high-school students life-changing and transformative leadership experiences through travel. Their programs combine service-learning and travel to guide and create the next generation of young leaders to transform the world and their role in it.
The future of conferences is digital: The hosting the 2020 Networked Learning Conference (NLC) using the CanopyLAB platform
First started in 1998 by Aalborg University in Denmark, The Networked Learning Conference (NLC) is a biennial and one of its kind gathering of university experts from all over Europe to discuss networked learning, lifelong learning and professional development for a 3-day-period.
A case of virtual activism: How MOCICC, Peru’s largest climate coalition, ensures collaboration and growth in a socially distanced community of empowered activists
The Citizen Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC) is a civil society network in Peru, made up of 37+ social organizations, NGOs, religious institutions, schools, citizen groups, and activists that spans over 17 regions in the country. MOCICC is recognized by the state as the elected representative of civil society in the National Commission on Climate Change (CNCC).
From a messenger app to an AI-powered social learning platform: How a Peruvian elementary school transitioned to remote learning in a matter of weeks.
San Luis María de Montfort is an elementary school in Mala, Lima (Peru) that has been running for 8 years counting 10 teachers and 80 students. Their mission is to ensure that students grow into strong agents of change through strong self-esteem, reflective and critical minds and the ability to respect and collaborate with other remembers of their community.
A virtual path to language learning and fluency in the Dominican Republic: The case of T & G Global Institute.
The course architecture provides all the major features needed to develop any course, regardless of the topic of study. Any educational institution could easily apply the CanopyLAB platform to their program, using technology to face the changes we are all expiring today.
From brick and mortar to remote learning: Advice from educator David Pines on how to best support your students
A month into his retirement, David Pines returned to teaching 8th-grade mathematics at Toby Farms Intermediate School in Pennsylvania, something he had not done in 45 years. This blog is an excerpt by Yamanda Boukmakh, Head of Partnerships at CanopyLAB, who interviewed David about his experience returning to the classroom merely a couple of weeks before the school closings due to COVID-19. The following is a collection of David’s reflections, learning, and advice for fellow teachers that are embarking on the same voyage of remote teaching and learning.
An interview with David Pines, educator and former policy maker: Transitioning to remote education during Covid-19.
David Pines is one of those uniquely inspiring educators that you are lucky to cross paths with once in your life. Not only has he taught in elementary, middle schools and universities, he has also worked with the federal US government on policies around youth directing activities focusing on national and international juvenile violence/substance abuse prevention, the environment, media literacy, and youth accountability.
Harnessing the power of role models: How DigiPippi is closing the gender gap for women in technology through youth mentorships
Did you know that there are still IT university programs with 0% female enrolment? This is just one fact that drives the DigiPippi volunteer mentorship program that aims to connect girls ages 7-13 with female role models to foster curiosity and passion for the world of technology. With the support of CanopyLAB, DigiPippi has created a virtual academy where volunteers learn about the Digippipi method, which includes how to become a role model for girls in tech, host IT workshops and use social media for outreach courses, all while connecting with their mentees in a social online setting.
CanopyLAB acquires Peruvian publisher YoPublico in efforts to further scale on the Latin American market
We are excited to announce the acquisition of Peruvian published YoPublico, who began operating as CanopyLAB LATAM on April 1st, 2020.