An enthusiastic group of educators from Nacka, Sweden spent the morning of October 16 in UCI's School of Education as part of their weeklong visit to public, charter, and private schools in Southern California. This is the eleventh year that educators have traveled from Nacka to UCI to share recent advancements in teacher education and student learning.
The educators were greeted by Dean Richard Arum, followed by presentations from PhD in Education students Sharin Jacob and Jenny Woo. Jacob engaged the visitors in hands-on exploration of activities that support computational thinking without the use of a computer. Woo introduced her "52 Essential Conversations" card game designed to promote social-emotional learning for both young people and adults.
From the Swedish group, Britta Wikman and Max Ljungberg explained how their school, Samskolan, is supporting students and teachers with integrated academic activities, student health teams, teacher teams at every level, a teacher academy, work place preparation, and network engagement with local and international universities.
2018 visitors included both administrators and teachers.