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MEPLI Fellows Share Resources to Support Teaching Through a Crisis

To help schools and communities prepare for and respond to the novel Coronavirus situation, the Middle East Professional Learning Initiative (MEPLI) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has collected resources from MEPLI Fellows that will offer resources to support you and your community through these challenging times.


Role of Parents in Distance Learning

Amjad Abu Hilal, MEPLI 2018 Fellow and Teacher Educator at the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, shares a presentation on the role of parents and the impact that they can have on students’ learning at home.
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Distance Education and “Social Convergence”

Tafeeda Jarbawi, the former Director General of Taawon Welfare Association in Palestine, and friend of the MEPLI program, has written an article focused on the advantages and pitfalls of distance education, with specific focus on the social aspects that a physical educational institution provides.
Read the translated article →

Training Teachers on Microsoft Teams

Lamis Omoush, MEPLI 2020 Fellow and English Language Supervisor for the Ministry of Education in Jordan, presented a training to fellow educators on effective usage of the Microsoft Teams platform in distance learning.
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Distance Learning: Origins and Development

Tafeeda Jarbawi, the former Director General of Taawon Welfare Association in Palestine, and friend of the MEPLI program, published an article on the history of distance learning as well as some context for the challenges facing educators today during the current crisis.
Read the Translated Article →

English Language Lessons

Suzan El Sarrees, MEPLI 2019 Fellow and English Instructor in Lebanon has been recording lessons for her English classes in grades 8, 10, 11, and 12. 
Explore the Lessons →

Tips for Parents, Student, and Teachers

Mazen Jarrar, MEPLI Cohort 2020, and Dean of Academic Affairs at King’s Academy in Jordan shares resources with us created by King’s Academy to support students, parents, and teachers during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Tips for Parents and Students Moving to Online Learning →
A Teacher’s Guide to Teaching and Learning Online →

Al-Nayzak Digital World

Duha Masri, a MEPLI 2019 Fellow working with Al-Nayzak Foundation in Palestine, shares with us their Digital World full of fun educational resources for children.
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Awareness Not Fear 

Riham Al Sharif, MEPLI Cohort 2020, Lecturer, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine, has created an inspiring video to uplift students and educators across the region. 
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Virtual Math Lessons 

Abeer Qunaibi, MEPLI Cohort 2019, Teacher/Teacher Leader, Hebron, Palestine, is recording and sharing math lessons for other educators to utilize. 
Explore the Lessons →

Online Lessons for All Subjects and Grades

Laila Abu Qatousah, 2019 MEPLI Fellow and English Language Supervisor at the Ministry of Education in Jordan, shared in the creation of an online resource called “Darsak” which contains lessons in each subject and grade.
View a Lesson →

Tips on Using Zoom 

Yaffa Ahmed, MEPLI Cohort 2020, English language teacher, Salfit, Palestine, was interviewed by Fajer TV to share tips for educators as they transition to online teaching using Zoom. 
Watch the Interview →


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