October 27, 2015 (ROANOKE, VA)—On October 21-23, North Cross School welcomed Jean-Michel Habineza and the iDebate Rwanda team for two days of global studies programs on campus.
iDebate Rwanda set up residency at North Cross to teach debate skills and the history of Rwanda. They conducted workshops, demonstrated debate, and helped students learn how Rwanda, in only one generation, has gone from a place of genocide to being described as the best place to do business in Africa. The interaction that students had with the iDebate Rwanda team was designed to help with critical thinking, problem solving and public speaking skills, and community leadership.
North Cross Global Studies Students Use Technology for Distance Learning
ROANOKE, VA (February 21, 2013)— From his office in South Burlington, Vermont, Global Director of Social Mission for Ben & Jerry’s, Rob Michalak, clad in a North Cross School shirt and holding a foam hand showing “Raiders are #1”, spoke via Skype to the Global Studies students of North Cross School as they sat in Fishburn Auditorium here in Roanoke.
Mark Thompson, Director of the Upper School, said, “What a great opportunity for our Global Studies students to speak with someone like Rob. The ice cream business may seem simple but it isn’t. The interconnection of sustainability, fair trade, globalization, and stewardship and more are the kinds of ideas and concepts that resonate with our students - and all connected to the
many tastes and flavors of Ben & Jerry's. As we are currently studying a unit on food, Rob’s insights brought what we’ve been learning into the real world with his examples.”
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