Bridges to the World
February 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
One event on March 4, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on April 1, 2022 at 8:00 am
Bridges to the World is a series of interactive workshops that examine the key elements of global education and explore a multitude of resources for educators to foster global competence in their classrooms. The program will train educators in middle and high school classrooms to become confident instructors in global education, as well as, equip teachers with the skills necessary to analyze and respond to students’ thinking on current global issues, including immigration & global migration, climate change, and global health.
The workshops lead a cohort of educators through the four stages of global competency, using the Asia Society framework. Participants will learn how to engage students in current events and international issues through investigating the world, recognizing the perspectives of others, communicating their ideas and taking action.
The initiative will offer educational resources and professional development opportunities for teachers in the realms of world affairs, geopolitical issues and U.S. foreign policy. Resources explored in the program include, but are not limited to, the Choices Program curriculum, Generation Global (global video conferencing platform), and iEarn (global project-based learning).
Bridges to the World includes three workshops that will be held in-person. Sessions will be held on February 4, March 4, and April 1 from 8:00 am—3:00 pm ET. Participation in the full workshop series is encouraged. However, educators may also choose to register for individual workshops within the program.
Session #1: Friday, February 4 – Immigration & Global Migration
Session #2: Friday, March 4 – Climate Change
Session #3: Friday, April 1 – Global Health & Next Steps
Middle and high school teachers interested in exploring a global vision for their curriculum as well as humanities, geography, current issues, civics, government, history and social studies educators.