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Customized Teacher
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Global Launch provides customized teacher development at scale in face-to-face, online or blended models. Each program is developed to provide teacher development programming that is catered to each individual partner’s strategic learning objectives.

Past programs

Face-to-Face

Global Launch student in Peru

COMEXUS

In partnership with Comisión México-Estados Unidos (COMEXUS), Global Launch provided 194 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers with six weeks of technology-rich, academic, and immersive English curriculum on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. Participants worked with leading education experts to master advanced teaching methodologies, explored the latest in technology-infused classrooms, identified sustainable strategies for reform, and discussed techniques for supporting a self-initiated, self-directed culture of excellence in Mexico’s public education system.

Major partner(s): Comisión México-Estados Unidos (COMEXUS)

ASU instructors: Shane Dixon, Alissa Nostas, Vincent Lauter

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PRONABEC

Since 2015, Global Launch has served more than 400 educators from Peru as part of the PRONABEC program. Participants discussed best practices for promoting bilingualism in Peru’s public education system, examined past and current teaching methodologies, and improved their English language competencies. Goals also included addressing the needs of students in less than ideal situations and creating a vast collaborative network of ideas for teachers to encourage, inspire, and redesign their classrooms.  Experiential activities, such as guest speakers, field trips, and an English Ecosystem helped to solidify what the participants learned in the classroom. 

Major partner(s): Peruvian Ministry of Education, PRONABEC

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ASU Global Launch - COMEXUS Program

Online

Iraqi Teachers

In 2010, four master teacher trainers from Arizona State University traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, to collaborate with and train 169 teachers and teacher trainers from all 19 governorates in the country.  Since that training, ASU has continued to work with the U.S. Department of State (USDoS) to provide teacher training throughout Iraq via online platforms. During the program, 150 teachers have earned their online TESOL certificates in pedagogy through Global Launch’s Teach English Now! Online course. In addition, through over 20 webinars, ASU has provided interactive lectures with participants within geographically dispersed areas of Iraq.

 

Syrian Refugees

Shane Zaatari Camp Facilitators

In further efforts to expand the digital courses outside of Latin America, Global Launch ran an English language program for Syrian refugees. Senior educator Shane Dixon trained facilitators to lead discussion groups and English activities, then traveled to Jordan to both Al Azraq and Za’atari refugee camps to meet learners and understand the impact of the courses. Upon return there was one clear takeaway: Syrian refugees wanted English.

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Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

ASU Global Launch, in partnership with Tec de Monterrey, helped more than 1,000 teachers throughout Mexico improve their English proficiency and interact with colleagues in English on a national scale through online English courses. With English for Impact, ASU became the only university to offer a comprehensive English language learning product ranging from basic to advanced English proficiency.

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Blended 

Brazilian Educators

In an effort to increase Brazil’s English proficiency ranking, participants of the six-week “Bilingualism in Brazilian Public Education” program by the U.S. Department of State, engaged in a rigorous in-person training program to improve teaching practices and methodology in Brazilian K-12 schools, as well as to learn innovative best practices for using English as the language of instruction. ASU Global Launch continued to provide support to the teachers once they returned to Brazil, helping nurture trainers and role models for other Brazilian states and municipalities who would like to begin teaching more subjects in English.

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More information

Are you interested in partnering with Global Launch for customized teacher training programs either at
Arizona State University or in your home country, please contact Dr. Dianna Lippincott at
dianna.lippincott@asu.edu.