“Islands in the Classroom aims to develop and distribute high-quality lesson plans that promote awareness about island communities while simultaneously strengthening competencies in core areas, including math and reading,” says Eddie Walsh, President of the Islands Society. “To achieve this objective, Islands in the Classroom seeks to increase knowledge-sharing among K-12 educators in island communities through the use of social media and social networking technologies.”
“For the first year, Islands in the Classroom will focus on the Pacific Islands region,” adds Keiko Ono, Vice President of the Islands Society. “We will start by inviting educators from across the region to submit lesson plans that align with specific subjects identified by our staff. We then will distribute the curated lesson plans to educators across the region. In the process, we will develop a specialized social network for K-12 educators from Pacific Island communities.”
About the Islands Society
The Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements projects that inspire and empower islanders around the world. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects centre on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists.