International Education Washington
Summit Planning Meeting - June 10, 2004
Seattle Community College District Boardroom, Seattle 3:30 -
The Boardroom is located on
the ground floor of the Siegal Center, corner of Harvard and Pike.
Siegal Center is a block away from Seattle Central Community College.
You may follow the exits/directions to Seattle Central Community
College, and you will find Siegal Center on the corner of Harvard and
Pike. Here are the directions to SCCC:
http://seattlecentral.edu/map/ - This meeting will be followed by a
General Coalition meeting from 4:30-5:30 in the same location.
Parking is available on the surrounding
streets, or in the nearby college parking lot on the corner of Pine and
Harvard for a modest fee. Please do not go to Seattle Central
Community College. Please call me on my mobile phone at 206-660-6851 if
you need further assistance. -- Masaru Kibukawa
Aysha Haq, Loretta Fergeson, Nancy Bacon, Kristi Rennenbohm Franz,
Michele Anciaux Aoki, David Woodward, Masaru Kibukawa
- Overview of draft Summit Plan to Date
- Finalizing the Theme - A brief discussion (please see plan below
for thoughts about the theme)
- Engaging Our State Leaders
- Engaging Different Members of Our Community
- Next steps (developing flyer, continue outreach and networking --
especially to Olympia, resource sharing, honing different ideas,
contacting session facilitators, speakers, etc.)
- Next meetings
Summary from the Meeting
The group discussed the theme once again and then
an overview of the intent of the summit, which led into a conversation
about the purpose of the coalition. Nancy Bacon and Masaru Kibukawa
shared with others their efforts to date to learn about what is
necessary to engage state leaders. They discussed broadly the
constituent groups which include government, community groups, k-12
education, higher education and business. The group also discussed the
theme of the summit. This meeting was followed directly by a general
- Discussion of theme of Summit. What elements present?
Humanistic goals are present, but be thoughtful about how you
Building Global Relationships: Multiple pathways, multiple
perspectives, multiple cultures. Articulate education, trade, etc.
Help educate people about people within our borders too. Communicate
with each other.
What is the lens for planning the Summit?
- Engaging Our State Leaders
Conversations that Masaru and Nancy have had have raised issues:
- Timing of event (in relation to having a candidates' forum) could be
an issue -- not optimal use of the opportunity
- Business, trade, industry and agriculture (much impacted by
- Summit should proceed but perhaps do forum even at a later date
after the elections to give them a compelling agenda.
- Nancy met with Paul Isaki and Jim Meadows (WEA and WSCSS). Masaru
met with League of Women Voters. Maybe dovetail with these other
- Need preliminary work to widen the Coalition (e.g., trade-related
folks). Important to get these people on board.
- Need formal process to invite WEA and League into the Coalition
- K-12 Education and Associations
- Higher Ed
- Business and Industry and Agriculture, Maritime, etc.
- Community (League of Women Voters, etc.)
Jim talked about work of Social Studies Council. Three events:
(1) End of November (after election) Convene post-election session with
elected superintendent with goal of impacting OSPI budget. WSCSS wants
to divide Caleb's job into 2 (Social Studies and World Languages).
(2) Legislative Night for Social Studies in January.
(3) Suggest getting proactively involved with legislative leaders BEFORE
Recommendation: Create a calendar of events to hook into
- Hold a forum after the elections.
- Broaden the coalition – the coalition needs a broader base of
membership to reflect businesses (like agriculture), government, etc.
and that we need to be strategically reaching out these various
individuals/groups. Formally invite business leaders of various
- Join with the good work the Social Studies council is already
doing in advocacy for international education.
- Coalition needs a greater focus, with advocacy for international
education potentially be one of the main purposes of coalition. Define
a greater focus for the summit.
- The coalition should speak to its membership in terms that
interest them - for example, how to prepare students for today's
- Clarify what it means to "engage state leaders" and answer the
question, "what are we engaging state leaders in?"
- Learn more about the workings of the legislature and schedules and
timelines for reaching out to them.
- Garner letters of support.
- Invite consuls and mayors.
- Engage Terry Bergeson.
- Building Global Relationships chosen as the theme for 2004
Summit. Multiple partnerships, multiple cultures, building global
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Draft Summit Plan
Preschool-Graduate School International Education Summit
What theme might best capture the idea of Learning to Form
Life-enhancing Relationships with People from Around the World?
- Engaging Relationships with People from Around the World
- Connecting with People from Around the World
- Tending to Our Relationships with People Around the World
- Building (or Engaging, Growing, Forging, Fostering, Nurturing,
Promoting, Celebrating, Acknowledging, Enriching, Strengthening)
An Assumption and Starting Place:
We do much of the work we do because we wish to create a
compassionate, peaceful world. Creating such a world entails learning to
be more compassionate and peaceful ourselves – as individuals and as a
collective. How do we let this heart of ours inform our work to form
integrated learning communities and shape international education in our
state and beyond?
At the Summit we will engage with people locally and from around the
world of diverse ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and ability levels
– to learn how to build mutually beneficial global relationships. The
Summit will provide many hands-on opportunities for teachers and
learners to share successful curriculum, projects, and other resources.
The Summit will also offer a forum for dialogue to explore issues of
citizenship and issues related to our economy in the context of global
(Broad segment of individuals and groups)
- Teachers & school administrators
- Students (including lifelong learners)
- Leaders of small and big business
- State government leaders, including gubernatorial candidates,
state legislature, school superintendent, etc.
- Include, engage, and learn with people of diverse ages, ethnic
groups (refugees, immigrants) and special needs, locally and from
around the world, building international/global relationships
- Create chance for a individuals and groups to come together and
- Advocate for internationalizing education and developing a global
perspective in all arenas
- Create a hands-on opportunity to share successful curriculum,
projects, and other resources
- Work toward a common good, as it includes the world
- Jump out of the box and explore new ways of doing and being
- Further explore global citizenry
- Make explicit how intricately tied Washington State is to the
global economy (1 in 3 jobs is tied to international business)
- Dialogues (the art of engaging another):
- Presentation and discussion of models promoting and teaching
through dialogue in our community: Walter Parker, Education, UW,
CHID Dialogue Project, Intergroup Dialogue Project, etc.
- Actual breakout session dialogues and facilitated conversations
at tables on global citizenship, multicultural education,
international education, role of business, etc. Possible session
leaders Walter Parker, Education, UW, Anand Yang, Jackson School,
UW, OneWorld Now! students, Masaru/Aysha/Cheryl, Dialogue project,
- Resource Sharing/Networking (creating networks and future
opportunities for collaborations): sharing and discussion of
successful curriculum, projects and other resources that infuse global
perspectives (Facing the Future, Cleveland, Forest Ridge, Global
Classroom fair, etc); possible resource fair; reception in conjunction
with NAFSA in the evening
- Engaging Our State Leaders: Building relationships with all levels
of state leaders
- Technology (technology that enlivens learning): Technology in
creating global classrooms (iEARN, Garfield Technology Academy, etc.)
- Business & International Ed: Business leader as keynote during
lunch, highlighting sister-city relationships, etc.
- World Languages: World language survey, language immersion
10:00-12:00: Large group presentation/dialogue, possibly highlighting
use of technology - iEARN projects & others
12:00-1:15: Lunch with keynote, possibly business leader
1:30-2:30: Breakout sessions and dialogues
2:45-3:45: Breakout sessions and dialogues
4:00-5:00: Candidates' Forum (or Engaging Our State Leaders)
5:00-7:00: Global Classroom Resource Fair & simultaneous reception with
Hors d'oeuvres, mini-presentations by various small groups and
organizations advocating for international ed --by speaking to the work
they are doing to infuse/embody global perspectives.
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