Asia Society offers global learning training series

Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning is offering Global Learning for Educators, a free year-long training series beginning this month with back-to-school sessions designed for district and school leaders and two webinars on project-based global learning.

The series includes:

Districts: Go Global and Prepare Students for Success
What is your district doing to prepare students for success in the global era? Watch the recording of this webinar to learn how to implement global learning initiatives in your district. Hear Brandon Wiley, director of the International Studies Schools Network at Asia Society, describe how districts across the United States are utilizing innovative approaches and proven practices in global education. Get strategies and tools to help your district ensure students develop global competence and are prepared for a global society. The slides from this presentation are also available.

Schools: Go Global and Prepare Students for Success
What is your school doing to prepare students for success in the global era? Join Brandon Wiley, director of the International Studies Schools Network at Asia Society, to learn how to implement global learning initiatives in your school. This event is fully described in the “Districts” item above, though this is an in-person presentation rather than a webinar.

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 4:30 p.m.
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Introduction to Project-Based Global Learning
Internationalize your classroom this year with projects that engage students in meaningful, real-world work to address globally significant issues. Infuse your curriculum with global project-based learning experiences that empower students and help them develop the global competence they need for success in an increasingly interconnected world. Learn how to implement student-driven learning pedagogies and utilize e-technologies to build authentic, humanizing connections between students and the world.

Presenters: Jennifer Klein, Professional Development and Outreach Coordinator, TakingITGlobal for Educators
Honor Moorman, Associate Director, Professional Development and Curriculum, Asia Society | Partnership for Global Learning

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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Adventures in Project-Based Global Learning
Join us to hear from educators who are employing project-based global learning to give students the skills they will need to connect, cooperate and compete in a global environment. Learn how they have implemented a school-wide global learning program that incorporates projects and service learning across the curriculum. Teachers and the school leader from the Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio will share their struggles and successes to help guide you on your own journey to preparing students for their global futures.

Presenters: Teachers and principal, Terri Holden, Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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On November 8, Asia Society Vice President for Education Tony Jackson and Harvard professor Veronica Boix-Mansilla will be featured on the Future of Education interview series to discuss Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. Download the free book, and mark your calendar.