Projects and Activities
Here is some information on a few recent programs The OHIO Group has been involved with:
Summer Institute Teaching English
and American Culture
June 1 - 18, 2015
The Global Services Program Summer Institute (GSP-SI) was held from June 1 to June 18, 2015 on the Ohio University main campus in Athens. The GSP-SI provided university faculty from international institutions an opportunity to examine innovative teaching methods in the teaching of English as well as immersion in American culture to improve speaking and presentation abilities. As part of the experience, research in the area of Linguistics and the classroom were explored in preparation for returning to home institutions to develop a research agenda.
- The GSP-SI provided the following educational opportunities:
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Technology in TESOL
- Research Methods in TESOL (includes training in the use of library databases)
- Leadership and Culture
- American Cultural Experiences will include:
- US Crew Soccer Game Attendance
- Visit to Old Man's Cave
- Easton Mall and Dinner in Columbus Ohio visit
- Dinner at area restaurants
The schedule can be found by clicking here.
Al Baha University's faculty participated in an exploration of US culture, leadership activities and modern teaching methods
The OHIO Global Services Program sought to extend an opportunity to faculty from Al Baha University, Saudi Arabia, to participate in an exploration of US culture, leadership activities and modern teaching methods. The visit was very successful in all meetings and workshops attended by Al Baha and OHIO faculty as part of the partnership that Ohio University has with Al Baha University.
The Global Services Program plans to continue this program and expand to other international universities both during the semesters and summer. The faculty group from Al Baha included the Vice President, Dr. Abdullah Al Zahrani, Dean of Education Dr. Saleh Dokhikh, and 8 other faculty members. CIS endorsed this opportunity for international educators to visit a US campus for an American cultural experience.
1st American Cultural Experience, Summer 2013
During the 2013 summer session, the OHIO Global Services Program sought to extend an opportunity to graduate students to participate in an exploration of US culture, leadership activities and linguistics methods of instruction. These students were identified by Dr. Thafer Saraireh from Mutah University, Jordan, as part of the partnership that Ohio University has with Al Baha University. The graduate students were in their last semester of coursework at Al Baha University in the Linguistics Department. These students were preparing to become English Language educators in higher education or K-12 schools in Saudi Arabia.
The Global Services Program plans to continue this program and expand to other international communities both during the semester and summer. This was a very successful opportunity for international educator graduate students to visit a US campus for an American Cultural Experience that included short workshops in US Leadership, use of technology for teaching and learning, and US teaching methods in the content area of linguistics.
Participants in the first American Cultural Experience included:
- Zaid Al Thubaiti
- Abdul Aziz Al Zahrani
- Essa Al Sahabi
- Faifallah Al Zahrani
- Meteb Al Zahrani
- Adel Al Zahrani
- Thamer Al Ghamdi
- Saleh Al Ghamdi
The Second Scientific Symposia: Education, Future Prospects, Spring 2013
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishari bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Al Baha Area, KSA, Rector Prof. Dr. Saad bin Mohammed Ahariqi opened the Second Scientific Symposia on March, 2013, under the supervision of College of Education in partnership with the Ohio University, U.S. Under the slogan (Education. Future Prospects) that took place for two days at the Hall of Prince Faisal Bin Mohammed Bin Saud, Directorate General of Education in Al Baha University, in the presence of Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG), deans, faculty members, and students from graduate programs of the college.
The host of the event welcomed a number of professors from Ohio University and Saudi universities. The event contained four scientific sessions, beginning with the first session seminar: Recent Trends in Gifted by HE Prof. Dr. Abdullah Aljghyeman then followed by the second session entitled: Tools and Techniques to Develop Online Courses by HE Dr. Scott Robinson, followed by the third session of the symposium, entitled: Application of the Comprehensive School Model in the Gulf of Professor Dr. Abdulrahman Clinton. The event was concluded with the fourth session, entitled: Strategic Planning, Implementation and Use of Evaluation as a Guide for Effective Application, presented by Professor Dr. Douglas Franklin from Ohio University.
KSA Linguistic Students Visitation to OU Campus, Summer 2013
In 2013, Ohio University welcomed 10 Al Baha University graduate students who were awarded fellowships for an exploration of US culture, leadership activities and linguistics method of instruction. The fellowship took place from June 21 to July 2, with the OHIO Linguistics Department and included cultural excursions in and around the OHIO campus so that the participants could fully experience the English Language.
This program was covered and performed as part of the partnership between OHIO’s Global Services Program, Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG), and Al Baha University -KSA. During OU fellowship Saudi students will reside in OU campus.
Game-Based Learning - Online Conference with University of Jordan representatives at OHIO University