Regional English Language Officer (RELO)
U.S. Department of State
As Director of the Regional English Language Office based in Lima, Peru, Micah Risher supports English programming in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Prior to becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Micah was a licensed teacher trainer for SIT World Learning’s TESOL certificate courses, an education program manager for Save the Children, a freelancer for UNICEF, and an English Language Fellow funded by the Department of State. His passion is helping to improve the situation of teachers and students around the world. As such, he has worked in several very different contexts ranging from tiny, mountainous villages in Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan, to some of the biggest, most densely populated cities in the world (Seoul, Dhaka, Lima, and New York). Micah is an avid bicyclist and hiker, a terrible dancer, and a passionate advocate for educators.
Unleash Your Experience: Being a 21st Century Reflective Practitioner
In our increasingly digitized world, it can be a struggle to cope with the changing needs and opportunities of Generation Z learners. However, English teachers are in a unique position to embrace the changes by retaining and deepening the timeless skill of being a reflective practitioner. The presenter will discuss the global context shaping this digital-native generation and suggest a practical framework—the Experiential Learning Cycle—for helping teachers deeply reflect on how they move forward with technology.