Haiti Digital Mentoring Project
Check out the following articles and videos for more information about the Digital Mentoring Project and other service-learning work the Laurier Faculty of Education is engaged with in Haiti.
February 8, 2013 TEDx Talk on Digital Mentoring
April 17, 2003 Waterloo Record article "Connecting with Haiti..."
The Digital Mentoring Project involves school leaders and university faculty in Haiti, Canada, and the United States. Principals use a variety of technologies (texting/BBM, on-line resources, Skype) to discuss current educational leadership issues and to “co-mentor” each other. The DMP project has been supported by donations from Research in Motion and grants from Wilfrid Laurier University.
A goal of the project is to support the leadership capacity of Haitian principals and to mobilize them for their work in Haiti. Canadian principals have the opportunity to learn about the opportunities and challenges of teaching in Haiti and, as a result, to develop a broader global perspective.
For more information on the Digital Mentoring Project or educational leadership in Haiti please contact Dr. Steve Sider who coordinates the project or visit: www.haitieducationalleadership.com