Living in China and running ‘Inspire Citizens’ with Aaron Moniz and Steve Sostak
We first met Aaron and Steve earlier in 2019 in Taiwan where they attended an AppsEvents Google Summit. They were both teachers in Beijing, China and recently left to form their own company called ‘Inspire Citizens’ which focuses on ‘Global Citizenship’. Their organization helps schools build a culture of global competence, service learning, and relevant problem-based learning, built upon local and global community engagement. They incorporate a lot of design thinking principles which is a huge interest of ours at AppsEvents.
Aaron and Steve are both interesting and thoughtful guys and it’s a great story of ‘teacher entrepreneurs’ and please let me know if this is interesting to you as I would like to record more interviews on this topic.
We also talk a lot about what it’s actually like to live and teach in China and the realities of daily life there for anybody considering a move to one of the ever-increasing numbers of International Schools.
This podcast is sponsored by ‘AppsEvents’. We’re a Google Education Partner and active since the launch of ‘Google Apps for Education’ in 2006. We’re a team of former educators, and experts in helping schools integrate Google into their schools and classrooms. We customize all our training for each school to make sure we have a lasting impact.
Thousands of educators worldwide have earned their Google Educator Certification with our Certification Boot Camps, which take place worldwide and get you and your staff certified quickly.
We also host ‘Google Summits’ which are fun 2-day conference-style events with concurrent sessions & keynotes delivered by experienced Google Trainers, delivering training on a broad range of topics using G Suite in the classroom and school setting.
Check it out over at appsevents.com and we can also host one at your school which is a great way to build a Google community amongst your staff to support each other, plus increase the profile of your school. It doesn’t need to be a big commitment from the school and we can start with a small ‘bootcamp’.
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