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Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

DATES: July 18 - 22, 2016
(Approximately 6 hours of online orientation completed between June 20 - July 18)

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Regis College (Weston, Massachusetts)

FOLLOW-UP SESSION: October 2016

PDPs/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; 3 graduate credits

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 3 graduate credits; Non-partnership educators—$600 plus fee for 3 graduate credits

Educators are increasingly aware that the challenges of our changing world will require students to think and learn in new ways. In addition to teaching core academic content, our schools need to cultivate key skills: global awareness, critical thinking, media literacy, collaboration, intercultural communication, technological ability, and civic engagement. This course will explore the importance of such skills and will build a case for re-envisioning how we prepare students for an interconnected world. Participants will examine the global economy, the environment, health, social justice, and peace and conflict resolution. Interested participants should be willing to take on a leadership role in their districts and to be advocates for global education across disciplines and grade levels.

Open to all K-12 teachers and administrators.

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