"Challenges and Strategies in Global Education"
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Thursday, April 7th
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Bringing global education into the classroom is essential for 21st century ready students, yet with overwhelming schedules, budget cuts and standardized testing, how can this be accomplished? In Part III of this series, participants investigate real-world challenges when integrating global education into programs and develop strategies for success.
Host:Know My World
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization. She has an Masters of Professional Studies in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Lisa has designed curriculum and teacher training workshops in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence. She has lived and taught in rural Japan as part of programming for the Ministry of Education and participated as the Curriculum Development Director for Everest of Apples (in collaboration with NEST NGO), which promotes quality education in developing countries. Lisa has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshops at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Bangkok, Thailand, EARCOS in Shanghai, China and Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Guadalajara, Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning conference in New York, NY. Lisa currently lives in New York and is a stand for creating connectivity and transformation through social, emotional and cultural learning.
Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias
Central Valley, California USA
Sarah Hatton is the District Administrator for The Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias, in Central Valley, California. Sarah has 18 years’ experience working with youth in non-profit and childcare programs. She developed emergency operations procedures adopted by multiple agencies including The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula. Her passion is teaching youth dramatic arts while emphasizing cultural acceptance and diversity.
Diploma Programme Coordinator
IB Parkdale High School
Parkdale, Maryland USA
Shaye Swift is a Diploma Programme Coordinator, CAS Coordinator and Site-Based Coordinator for Pamoja Education Online Classes at Parkdale High School in Prince Georges County Public School System. She has taught the Theory of Knowledge class for the last five years and is an educational technology enthusiast. Ms. Swift holds a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College, a B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Howard University and currently attends Teachers College, Columbia University of New York to pursue a certificate in Global Competence.
Dr. Natalie Leitão is passionate about education. With nearly 30 years teaching experience in the early childhood, primary and tertiary areas, Natalie is currently involved in teacher education and research and she serves on the Board of Directors of Swan Christian Education Association. Her involvement with the One World Centre began in 2010 through developing social justice curriculum materials and assisting with teacher education workshops. Currently she is one of the global education presenters providing training to pre-service teachers at universities and to qualified educators in schools and child care centres.
GlobalEd TV is a free inclusive and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5 part series is designed to inform educators, students and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education. Hosted twice a month by the Global Education Conference Network, the Learning Revolution, and Know My World, participants will be included in global conversations with featured experts , practitioners and organizations in the field, with the goal of exploring the impact of global education. Through themed sessions, interviews, dynamic examples, Q&A, and practical exercises, each one-hour segment will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to bring global competence to their schools and communities.