Steve Seid, Clarke Community Schools SuperintendentClarke Community Schools Superintendent Steve Seid has been invited to speak at a global education conference in Shijiazhuang, China in October.

Steve Seid, Superintendent of Clarke Schools, and Carol Seid, the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the West Des Moines School District, have both been invited to speak about global literacy at the 2nd Annual Conference of Global K-12 Education Research Association beginning October 13. Educators from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great  Britain, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, and Japan will converge on Shijiazhuang to share ideas and discuss the challenges and solutions for strengthening literacy levels in schools across the globe.

The conference will be held in Shijiahuang, China, about 160 miles southwest of Beijing, at the Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School. The conference theme is “Cultivation of Students as Literate Citizens in a Global Context”, with the focus on building student literacy and comprehension skills for the 21st century and beyond.

Clarke Schools has concentrated on strengthening student literacy for a long time,” said Steve Seid. “Now with the district’s full integration of technology that makes global communication skills so vital, we have the great opportunity to share our successes and learn from educators from around the world so we can truly ready our students for the future.”

The conference will run from October 13-19, each day full of informative presentations and collaboration opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to wish Steve “bon voyage”, feel free to contact him by email or give his office a call at (641) 342-4969.

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