Category Archives: International Educational Development Program at UPenn, 2012-2013

First day in Jordan

Yesterday I flew into Jordan in the low light of dusk. Outside the city lights of Amman the countryside is dry and barren, the cracked land looking like networks of veins from the plane’s window. I waited in the hell that is currency … Continue reading

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Finishing up at Penn

I’m officially done with the coursework required for the M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development at Penn! Even though I won’t technically receive my degree until 2014, I walked in the graduation ceremony this May. The ceremony was long and boring, … Continue reading

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Thank you, Grandma, for the joy you brought my life. 

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Multiple uses for mobile phones – ICT4D and the World Bank’s Mike Trucano

Last week Thursday I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Mike Trucano, the go-to guy for technology in education policy across the globe at the World Bank. (Read his blog on all things related to ICT use in … Continue reading

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Curriculum Development and Participatory Educational Research

This week we were still getting started in many of my classes. I got a bike on loan from a classmate and have been so happy to be able to get around on two wheels again. Monday was my first … Continue reading

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A Post a Week

It is my goal for Spring semester 2013 to each weekend write a small post on what I have been doing here in Philadelphia as part of the International Educational Development program at the University of Pennsylvania. There are many … Continue reading

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