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Webinar 5: Teaching Amidst Enduring Conflict: Literature & Poetry as Gateways
Lama Abuarqoub, English Teacher, Dar Essalaam Girls' High School
in conversation with
Tikvah Wiener, Head of School, The Idea School and Institute

Dec 9, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lama Abuarqoub
English Teacher @Dar Essalaam Girls High School
Lama Abuarquob has been an English teacher in Palestinian high schools for 27 years and currently teaches at the Dar Essalaam Girls’ High School in Dura in the southern part of Hebron. From 2002-2004 she also worked as an interpreter with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), based in Hebron. Lama has a Master’s Degree in the English Language and Literature and lives in Dura with her husband and five children.
Tikvah Wiener
Head of School @The Idea School and Institute
Tikvah is Head of School of The Idea School, a co-ed, Jewish high school at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. She is co-Founder and Director of The Idea Institute, which helps Jewish schools implement project-based learning and educational innovation. Tikvah was a Joshua Venture Group Fellow and completed training at the Educational Leadership Academy at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education in San Diego, CA. She was a designer for JEIC’s HaKaveret Design Team, a group that innovated new models of learning for Jewish education, and she has presented an ELI Talk about passion-based learning. Tikvah was Chief Academic Officer at Magen David Yeshivah High School; an English and art history teacher and Chairman of the English Department at The Frisch School; and an English teacher at the Samuel H. Wang High School for Girls. She earned an M.A. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Queens College and a B.A. in English Literature from Stern College for Women.