2010 Global Education Conference

 
Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
http://asiasociety.org/



TITLE: Building Global Competence through Afterschool Programs
PRESENTER: Alexis Menten, Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Building global competence doesn’t stop at the end of the school day. Extending global learning into the hours before school, after school, and during summer offers schools and districts the opportunity to provide a seamless and connected learning experience for their students. Learn why out-of-school time programs are appropriate venues for global learning among youth of all ages, find out what a high-quality globally-focused afterschool program looks like, and discover new ways that schools are collaborating with afterschool programs and community partners through expanded learning and extended day initiatives.
WEBSITE: http://www.asiasociety.org/afterschool
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Improvisation, Inquiry, and Insight: An Introduction to Three Principles for the Teaching and Learning of World Languages
PRESENTER: Chris Livaccari, Asia Society (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Multilingualism is a core component of global competence. In order to prepare students with the academic, professional, cognitive, communication, and social skills they will need for success in a globally connected world, it is imperative that schools build language programs that have a strong focus on student engagement and motivation, higher order thinking skills, connections with multiple academic content areas, student exchanges and community engagement, and long-term sustainability. This presentation focuses on strategies for creative and dynamic world language teaching, and introduces three principles of “Improvisation, Inquiry, and Insight” that can be used to inform classroom instruction and program design from beginner through advanced proficiency levels, from preschool through university and adult learning.
WEBSITE: http://asiasociety.org/education-learning/chinese-language-initiatives
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: 21st Century Literacy and Global Competence Flourish in the Flat Classroom™ Project
PRESENTER: Honor Moorman, The International School of the Americas (U.S.A.)
CO-PRESENTER: Catherine M, Edward M, Emily J, and Scott B
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will translate theory into practice by demonstrating how the Flat Classroom™ Project helps students develop 21st century literacies and global competencies. Student presenters will facilitate a guided tour of their digital footprints to showcase the knowledge and skills they gained by participating in the project. This student work will bring to life three key frameworks: the National Council of Teachers of English Definition of 21st Century Literacies, the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning’s description of global competence, and the Flat Classroom™ Project seven steps pedagogy. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and tools for helping students communicate, collaborate, and co-create with international peers.
WEBSITE: http://21globalleadership.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning and Flat Classroom™ Project
TRACK: Curriculum