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Birmingham Covington School Staff Members Headed to Barcelona, Spain

Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph were selected after a lengthy application process and will present some of the strategies that have turned some Birmingham students into change agents.

Birmingham Covington School educators Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph will present at the Microsoft Global Education Forum in Barcelona Spain March 11-14. (Photo submitted)
Birmingham Covington School educators Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph will present at the Microsoft Global Education Forum in Barcelona Spain March 11-14. (Photo submitted)

The Microsoft Global Education Forum is proving to be as global as its name, as members of Birmingham Covington School head to Spain this week. Educators, including Microsoft Expert Educators Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph,fifth- and sixth-grade teachers, will spend March 11-14 in Barcelona, Spain for the forum.

"I look forward to the opportunity to tell the story of our students' projects to the world,"Rick Joseph, who teaches fifth and sixth grade  at Covington, said in a news release. "The Joberts (Joseph/Roberts) kids are bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world on a daily basis.

“Their education is relevant and meaningful to what truly matters - using their talents for the benefit of others. They are change agents. The best education is that which is grounded in issues that matter. Sustainability and poverty are complex challenges, but ones our students readily address - one child at a time."

Both Roberts and Joseph were selected through a lengthy application process and will be able to present cutting edge learning opportunities that can revolutionize education. Through the Microsoft Global Education Forum, school leaders and instructional staff will work with other education leaders from around the world to develop action plans that will continue to enhance the learning of the students.

Also representing BCS at the forum will be Principal Mark Morawski and Instructional Specialist John Kernan. The selection of the staff members and BCS as a whole will allow them to continue to be a model of innovation for the education community.

BCS was also chosen as a Microsoft Mentor School, recognizing it as a global leader in education. Its commitment to innovation and the ability to overcome obstacles in preparing students to be 21st century learners has helped create their unique atmosphere.

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