Andrew J Siebert

Teaching in the Caucasus – Ideas, Socratic Seminar, Debate, Life, Adventures

CV

SCHOOLS

QSI International School Tbilisi, QSI Yerevan, Grant Park High School Winnipeg

COURSES (*currently teaching)

AP Seminar*, AP Psychology*, AP Economics, Gr 11 American Literature*, Gr 6-10 Literature and Writing 

SPECIALTIES

Seminar style – I use Socratic Seminar along with direct instruction to conduct inquiry, inspired by the St. John’s College model of education.

Debate and Public Speaking Program – I developed Tbilisi Debate Camp, the only event of its kind in the Caucasus, and networked with top debate coaches worldwide. 

Model UN director – I was trained in the Hague THIMUN, led student delegations there, as well as CGS Athens, AIS Budapest, Hisar Istanbul Middle School. I began the only “Mini-MUN” conference for middle school in Tbilisi and mentored students to run the conference. 

Outdoor Education – I scouted and led three full week adventure trips in the Caucasus, planned camping trips for 100 people, and started an orienteering club. 

LIFE EXPERIENCE

Social Work. I helped a wide variety of clients – FASD, high risk to re-offend program, autism spectrum, brain injury rehabilitation, various mental illnesses.

Cross Cultural. I grew up overseas in Bogota, Colombia, travelled widely, and currently live in the cultural crossroads of Georgia.

Service Work. I volunteered on archaeological digs in Georgia and Israel, sung in choirs, served as a board member at an Anglican church, organized classical music house concerts, and worked with boys clubs in the inner city.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Workshop leader: Intellectual Integrity through Socratic discussions”, “Creating Habits of Thinking”, “Philosophy For Kids Discussions Grades 6-8″, “Finding, Selecting, and Using Older Primary Sources for Canadian History”, “Philosophy Cafe Program”.

AWARDS                  

Carl Ridd Scholarship in Humanities and Community Service  (U of Winnipeg 2010), Aesthetics and Continental Thought Prize Philosophy  Dept.  (U of Winnipeg 2006), Best Column Series: Do Free Markets Foster the Decline of Virtue?” Ev. Press Assoc., Aviation Scholarship (Providence College 2000), Top Power Mechanics Student (Kildonan East Collegiate 1999)

 

 

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