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Zein Odeh is currently the Educational Consultant for GoGoNews, an online kids newspaper and a blogger for the Huffington Post. She has co-led established schools such as Toronto French School- Canada’s International School through an International Baccalaureate (I.B) Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorization; written a variety of school wide policies; and has helped teachers teach through inquiry and model best teaching practices of the 21st century.
Zein holds a B.Ed. from McGill University and M.Ed. from The University of Ottawa. Having taught in both the public and private systems in Canada and the Middle East, Zein firmly believes in inquiry based learning and the provision of an international perspective to teaching.
In 2007, Zein served with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as Project Manager (Education) for NGO’s in Latin America and India. She has participated as a resource person at international conferences, such as the Women As Global Leaders Conference in the United Arab Emirates, and presented papers on key issues in leadership in education including Promoting Culturally Responsive Teachers as well as Creating Cyberspace Communities for Women.
Having grown up all over the world, Zein truly understands the notion of being a world student. She remains committed to exposing young children’s minds to world realities, and hopes to inspire them to take action in the world as global citizens.