Darnestown, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/23/2014 -- Dr. Brooke Carolle, who has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is the Head of School at Seneca Academy has been invited along with her 12-year-old daughter to visit Akal Academy in Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, to provide workshops for teachers and students as well as to develop a long-term relationship between the two schools.
Seneca Academy, the only International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program is an independent school in Montgomery County, and as such has gained worldwide recognition. With the huge reputation the school has, Dr. Brooke Carolle has been asked to travel to northern India in August to help improve the educational facilities and develop a long and lasting relationship.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with students, teachers and administrators in another country” said Dr. Carroll. “As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School, we promote international-mindedness, which means we encourage our students to be open-minded, principled, knowledgeable thinkers and communicators. We also promote being risk-takers. Akal Academy has developed a curriculum that is similar to ours, with similar goals for their students. Enabling Seneca Academy students to interact with Indian students half a world away who are studying similar units will be priceless. I’m also always happy to support schools who are implementing this wonderful IB program.”
Dr. Carroll and her daughter will spend two weeks in India, providing support for teachers and students, visiting another school in Chandigarh that will eventually offer the IB/PYP, and sightseeing. Upon their return, they will establish “buddy-classes” between Seneca Academy and Akal Academy where students and teachers can communicate about similar units of inquiry through email and Skype. Dr. Carroll stated that Akal Academy will be the second “Buddy School” for Seneca Academy, as they are currently connected to a school in Wasilla, Alaska. She hopes to add a third school in South America soon.
Seneca Academy is an independent private school serving students in preschool through 5th grade. For more information visit www.SenecaAcademy.org or call 301-869-3728.
ABOUT DR. CARROLL
Dr. Carroll came to Seneca Academy in July 2007, and has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has previous experience in a variety of educational leadership and counseling roles with elementary through college-aged students. Recently, she has studied homework and brain development and has given several lectures on early childhood and adolescent brain development. She has two school-aged children and lives with her husband in Gaithersburg, MD