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Global Competence: Teaching and Learning in an Interconnected World
Global competence education focuses on the skills, values, and behaviors that prepare children to thrive in a diverse interconnected world. This webinar aims to define global competence, explain why it is important for today's learners, and show how it has been implemented in various programs.
Learn about experiential learning opportunities to engage students of all ages and across curriculum to build these essential skills.

Dec 8, 2021 01:00 AM in Amsterdam

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Dr. William Gaudelli
Dean, College of Education @Lehigh University
Dr. Gaudelli is Dean and Professor of the College of Education and Vice Provost of Innovation in Education at Lehigh University. He is also the co-founder of the Global Competence Certificate Program and the author of over 80 scholarly pieces and three books. His third book, Global Citizenship Education: Everyday Transcendence offers an analysis of global citizenship education in locales around the world.
Trina Haygaru
Principal, Lower School @International School of Indiana
Ms. Haygaru has lived and worked in Thailand, Egypt, Mozambique, Los Angeles, and Nigeria. Working with a Compassionate Systems Framework, Trina and her faculty have developed elementary academic units based on a variety of Global Goals. Ms Haygaru will talk about implementing this framework in her school community.
Dr. Jennifer Williams
Co-Founder and Co-Executive @Take Action Global
Dr. Williams has developed programs for educators and students around the world prioritizing innovation, equitable access to opportunity, and global collaboration. She is the author of Teach Boldly; Using Edtech for Social Good and is the founder of TeachSDGs. She will join the panel to share tools for building global competencies in the classroom through student action and climate education.
Dr. Eunhee Jung
Founder and President @IVECA International Schooling
Dr. Jung's expertise is in using instructional technology and ICT to transform classroom activities towards globally connected teaching and learning, the environment of which is cross-culturally situated to promote interculturally competent students. IVECA (International Virtual Schooling) directly connects schools internationally through intercultural collaborative teaching and learning.
Jill Woerner
Director of Education & External Outreach @AFS-USA
Jill Woerner is the Director of Education & External Outreach for AFS-USA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to global citizenship. Having served as a classroom teacher, school administrator and specialist at the Indiana Department of Education, Jill continues to support students, educators, and AFS-USA volunteers in building intercultural skills and learning how to integrate global competence, biliteracy and interculturality in their everyday learning environments. Jill will join the panel and share how global competencies can be developed through international student exchange.