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    the consulate collaborates with the Fundación Secretariado Gitano’s Promociona providing after school English courses to high school students in Badalona and Sabadell

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  • High school students from Badalona (Photo:  U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Collaboration with Fundación Secretariado Gitano’s Promociona program

    Since last February, the consulate collaborates with the Fundación Secretariado Gitano’s Promociona providing after school English courses to high school students in Badalona and Sabadell. Highly motivated, the students attend twice a week the courses, taught by a professor from the United States.  

  • David Saltzberg at the UB (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Hundreds attend lecture on The Big Bang Theory

    David Saltzberg, Professor of Physics at UCLA, delivered a talk on April 17 at the University of Barcelona on his role as the science consultant for CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” Almost 400 people attended the session. David Saltzberg was invited by the consulate to take part in this year’s edition of the Salón Internacional del Cómic de Barcelona, where he also participated in a round table and an educational workshop.  

  • Professor Marina Bers at the Consulate General (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    Integrating programming and robotics in early childhood education

    On Monday, April 20th the Consulate General hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion on the need to introduce new technologies such as robotics and programming languages in early childhood education. Marina Bers, professor at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University, addressed a diverse and distinguished gathering of educators and administrators from Barcelona. Drawing on her earlier work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Professor Bers develops interactive robots and software designed to introduce very young students—from four to eight years of age—to the basics of computer programming. 

  • Corey Wittig at the seminar (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Seminar on Public Libraries and Social Cohesion

    Corey Wittig, Digital Learning Librarian and program manager for The Labs at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—the library’s teen digital media lab initiative- was the keynote speaker at the 6th Seminar on Public Libraries and Social Cohesion organized by Biblioteques de Barcelona in collaboration with the Consulate General. He addressed the importance of the role of mentors in the area of youth development and how public libraries across the U.S. are partnering with community professionals and mentors, and are incorporating them into their program design, especially as related to youth, with the goal of offering positive experiences and specific skills. The speaker also discussed the type of work The Labs is doing in reaching out to youth with the aim of promoting digital media and creative technology. 

  • Corey Wittig at the Ateneu de Fabricació Les Corts (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    The Consulate General collaborates with the Ateneu de Fabricació Les Corts

    On April 14, a group of 35 high school students from IES Moisès Brooggi in Barcelona attended a workshop on the basics of stop-motion led by Corey Wittig, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Digital Learning Librarian at the Ateneu de Fabricació Les Corts. In the afternoon, Corey Wittig gave a talk to a group of educators, teachers, and researchers on the basics of Connected Learning, a new model of learning developed in the U.S. 

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