The conversations that we had at Seattle University on November 18, 2011 could not happen in Missouri yet.
I attended the Global Competence in Education conference after being gone from Washington State for five years, coming from another Washington – Washington University in St. Louis where I am a PhD student in cultural and educational anthropology. When . . . → Read More: Leadership in Global Education
I had a wonderful conversation today with a graduate student who is studying Educational Anthropology. (What a fabulous description of a field of study that is so needed today.) Rebecca was living in the Northwest while her husband was stationed at McChord Air Force Base in 2005-2006. For about 9 months she was the best possible . . . → Read More: What can we learn from Jordan?
Fellow Global Education Enthusiasts, I am excited about two new finds!
Check out these links and share your thoughts here!
1) “Connect All Schools”
This website is just what it sounds like. Citing a line from President Obama’s June 2009 speech in Cairo, the “About” section of the site explains the goal of connecting all schools in the US . . . → Read More: New Finds on Global Education!
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes Program taking place next summer in Alexandria, Egypt and Changchun, China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes provide fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. The program targets current . . . → Read More: 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes
By signing the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, President Obama has set forth the first policy of its kind by a U.S. administration recognizing that “development is vital to U.S. national security and is a strategic, economic, and moral imperative for the United States.” For decades, the U.S. government has made global development an imperative, . . . → Read More: K-12 EDUCATION: THE MISSING LINK IN DEVELOPMENT
This article in the www.guardian.co.uk provides a compelling story of what I would call true 21st Century Learning. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/oct/18/sugata-mitra-slumdog-teach-self . . . → Read More: “Give them a laptop…
Global competency, 21st century skills, international programming–all buzz words these days for cutting edge, future-minded education. We’ve heard from members of the business community– these are the skills students need to be developing to be successful members of 21st century life. It’s all very exciting–but what does it mean for the average teacher? What does it look like in the classroom? . . . → Read More: Global competency, 21st century skills, international programming
“What should I wear if I do not have a long, loose dress? haha… that may sound trivial but I want to be respectful. Do you get my question?”
Now I generally do not wear dresses, but I did understand all to well her question she texted to me this morning. Molly, a 17 year old student . . . → Read More: What Should I Wear If…
Could the summer learning loss crisis become an opportunity for Seattle-area students? . . . If you had the power to design a summer enrichment program with a global education theme, what would you dream up? Send us your ideas! . . . → Read More: Global Education in the Summertime: A Day at the International Beach?
Come join our Longview Grant — Global Workgroup Discussions Ning on Curriculum21. Find out how by reading this post. . . . → Read More: Join our Group on Curriculum21