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150 Students from 7 Countries in North, Central and South America to Attend Student-Empowerment Conference
Providence Day School is hosting the Round Square Regional Conference (RSRC) for the Americas, themed “Empowered to Lead, Inspired to Serve,” on campus April 15-21.
Approximately 150 student delegates and adults from 23 schools in seven countries across North, Central and South America are participating.
The event is designed to be an exciting week of educating and empowering student leaders through engaging speakers, breakout and adventure activities, and service learning projects.
“PDS is honored to host the Round Square Regional Conference,” said Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw, Head of School. “It not only was an opportunity for Providence Day to highlight and share our successes in innovation, global programs, social responsibility and more, but also to learn from our partner schools throughout the Americas.”
Speakers include Dr. Fernando Reimers, the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.
An expert in the global education field, Dr. Reimers’ research and teaching focus is on understanding how to educate children and youths so they can thrive in the 21st century. He studies how education policy and leadership foster educational innovation and quality improvement.
Participants will engage in “barrazas,” or student-led discussion groups, that are a central part of Round Square conferences. In the barrazas, students delve into the Round Square IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service), reflect on the messages of the conference speakers and take part in a “Shark Tank”-type scenario based on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
Since 2015 PDS has been a member of Round Square International, an organization with 180 schools on five continents that provides opportunities for students to participate in international service learning projects, study abroad and attend leadership conferences.
For more information and schedules regarding the Round Square Regional Conference at PDS, visit the conference website at rsrc2018.org.