Beyond and Back is an annual event meant to bring full circle all of the global and service learning activities completed by our students and faculty – sharing what has been done and what is possible for those interested in doing even more! Each Beyond and Back event hosts diverse speakers and presenters, as well as a "walkabout" poster session where past participants and program leaders share details and reflections about their IPDS experience.
Elementary education alumna, Holmes-Smith reflected on her varied international and local experiences. Ms. Holmes-Smith traveled to Chile with IPDS and Rwanda with the Anne Frank Project, taught in Honduras, and volunteered for the Peace Corps. She currently teaches in New York City.
Anthony Agnello, president of the Friends of Afghanistan and co-founder of the Peace Corps Alliance for Intercultural Understanding, shared his life-altering experiences that began with his acceptance into the Teacher Corps-Peace Corps program at Buffalo State and ended with the dual-completion of Peace Corps service in Afghanistan.
Brandon Kawa and Michael Lovorn from International Graduate Programs for Educators (IGPE) provided details on how (and why!) teacher candidates can teach abroad.
Founder and director of the 3 Mariposas Montessori School, a partner school for the IPDS-Dominican Republic program. Ludwig-Ross’ keynote address discussed international engagement and what students can do after returning from programs abroad.
Laura Hill Rao, director of the Civic and Community Engagement Office. Hill shared ways to get involved in local service learning and community engagement activites.
Video Release of the Global Literacy Channel, founded and directed by Patricia George, lecturer in Elementary Education and Reading and co-director of the Global Literacy Initiative. The GLC videos featured teacher candidates from the Global Book Hour sharing strategies that family members can use to help their children become better readers and writers.
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