International leaders experience Oberlin teaching methods

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Six administrators from around the world visited Oberlin High School this month to learn about the district’s technology and International Baccalaureate program. The Cleveland Council for World Affairs sponsored an International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. Department of State.

Anisa Aslami of Afghanistan, Eaada Al Balawy of Iraq, Nada AlSadat of Saudi Arabia, Mary Penheiro of Bangladesh, Yesenia Lopez of Mexico, and Mocheke Thoka of South Africa toured the high school, visited classrooms, and watched how teachers use Google Classroom with their students. Oberlin board of education member Albert Borroni, technology director Steve Nielsen, high school principal William Baylis, teacher Becky Lahetta, and IB middle years program coordinator Kristin Miller talked to the administrators about how educators use technology in the classroom to improve learning.