Over 40 directors and educators of Persian Language Heritage Schools in the United States gathered this past weekend in New York City for an IAAB-organized symposium. The educators came from all over California, Chicago, the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, and CT) to discuss how to improve Farsi Schools across the nation from early childhood education until high school. The educators engaged in discussions around their success stories, their challenges, and the various ways to organize and move forward as a community.
As the key grassroots organizers in our community, Farsi School directors and educators play a crucial role in engaging and educating the next generation of Iranian Americans.
IAAB revealed series of tools for the educators to use in order to be in constant communication with each other and to organize on a national level. More information on these tools in the days to come.
Furthermore, in collaboration with the Persian School directors and educators, IAAB will create a resource center where lesson plans, resources, and expertise can be shared across all of the Persian Schools. IAAB will also work to create a map of all local Persian Schools across the United States and will make this publicly available in order to facilitate knowledge about these education centers.
All of the education based resources will be available for all Persian Schools, even if they were not in attendance this past weekend. If you are a director or teach at a Persian School, please contact IAAB to have access to these resources: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see full schedule of topics discussed, please click here.
About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran. The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community, promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more information about IAAB, please visit www.iranianalliances.org.
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