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Broward Global Education Symposium

24 February 2014


Thanks to a U. S. Teachers Alumni grant from IREX, we are seeking to introduce Broward Schools teachers and staff to the concepts and strategies of global education. I’m still waiting to finalize some of the speakers, but this is what we are looking at so far:

Who?     Teachers, administrators, and staff of Broward County Public Schools

What?    An exciting, enriching, and enlightening workshop—designed by educators for educators

When?   March 21, 2014—planning day, no subs needed—8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be included

Where? Pompano Beach High School; we will have sessions in the auditorium, media center, and computer labs as needed; meeting rooms will have wireless internet access, projectors with screens, laptops/tablets as needed, microphone/speakers as needed

How?      E-mail Lisa Morton,

Why?     To prepare students for the interconnected communities in which they will be living and working in the 21st century


Agenda (boldface indicates confirmed speakers):

  • Welcome: Hudson Thomas, Principal, Pompano Beach High School
  • What is global education and why should we incorporate it into our classrooms: Tina Stoklosa, U. S. Teachers Alumni, Cypress Bay High School
  • Educational travel opportunities for students: Jill Narus, Intern Assistant Principal, Pompano Beach High School
  • Professional development travel opportunities for teachers: Julia Perlowski, U. S. Teachers Alumni, Pompano Beach High School; Jeanne Pellegrino, former Fulbright scholar, Plantation High School
  • Intercultural learning opportunities within Broward County: Amalio Nieves, Curriculum Supervisor, Diversity Cultural Outreach and Prevention, Broward County Public Schools
  • Globalizing within the disciplines: break-out sessions with various teachers and curriculum specialists as facilitators
  • Applying Common Core to global education: Laurie Tanner, U. S. Teachers Alumni, Crystal Lake Middle School
  • Linking education and global employment opportunities: Brian Cunningham, President, J Strategies
  • How local businesses are connecting globally and what they’re looking for from BCPS graduates: Sandy McDonald, Director, Broward County Office and Economic and Small Business Development
  • Comparison of education systems and opportunities for exchange: Andrés Ruiz, Consul of Community Affairs and Press, Consulate General of Mexico in Miami; Valerie Drake, Cultural Attache, Consulate General of France in Miami
  • Thinking locally, acting globally: Andrew Shipe, U. S. Teachers Alumni, Pompano Beach High School

If you have any questions, words of wisdom, suggestions, complaints, etc., please post them here.


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