On Saturday, December 10th, 2022, the Global Schools Program hosted David Homa for an interactive professional development session titled "Teaching Around the World." David Homa is an educator of nearly 30 years at Los Gatos High School and a Professor of Anthropology at West Valley College. David has taught various courses including: Social Entrepreneurship, Economics, Government, and Anthropology. He has been a member of the American Anthropological Association for over 20 years, often presenting at annual conferences about his work on global education.
Over the past decade, David has created a unique class environment by teaching his classes via Zoom from other parts of the world. He has taught from the Kakuma Refugee camp in northern Kenya, India, France, Croatia, North Macedonia, as well as Iraq, and this coming spring he will be teaching from eSwatini and South Africa.
The topic of the session was on using technology in the classroom, as technology has changed over the years. According to David's description of the session, "Technology is distributed very unevenly through the world. With this in mind, I have spent more than a decade using technology to connect my students with the greater world outside of the four walls of the classroom. One primary goal is to develop global citizens through real-time interactions and understanding."
The session was attended by approximately 45 participants from India, Cameroon, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Peru, Pakistan, the USA, the Philippines, the UAE, Italy, Puerto Rico, Greece, Ghana, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire and more.
The Global Schools team thanks David for sharing his expertise with the educator network. Click here to watch the session!