Facilitated by Mary Lynn Riggs
Dates: Jan 30, Feb 21, Mar 20 and April 17, 2018 *plus 3 additional hours of collaborative time or online, along with brief readings/pre-writes that will be provided a week before seminar. 15 recertification hours
Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 pm afternoon refreshments
Target Audience: District/SU teams of 3-5 instructional leaders who are committed to active participation and deep thinking about pervasive social, economic and environmental issues.
This is the first CVEDC Thought Partner seminar series for district teams to explore the definition of global citizenship as it pertains to Vermont schools and communities. If we are to engage students in personalized and flexible learning opportunities, how do we structure learning so that we prepare students with the skills, competencies and knowledge to be responsible world citizens? How can students and teachers make a difference in the future of our communities and our world? How do we engage our communities in this process? Why does this matter, particularly in today’s world?
What are the steps your district can take toward integrating global citizenship learning opportunities in PreK-12 learning environments? What local resources are available to support your efforts? How might you frame your work on the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development?
This seminar will meet 4 times to engage teams in facilitated dialogue around global citizenship. Readings, resources and guest(s) at each session will introduce teams to information and strategies to support districts in developing goals and strategies to think globally and act locally. Each seminar will include local K-12 school and community resources and models. Individuals will have the option to earn micro-credentials around global citizenship, and teams will leave with a rationale, goals and actionable plan to present to their faculties and communities. Our guests will include educators (K-college) who are incorporating Global citizenship into their curricula, local student activists/educators and community supports.
*A Thought Partner Series is a venue for collaborative work with regional partners. Thought Partners:
- Challenge your thinking.
- Cause you to modify or change your paradigms, assumptions or actions.
- Has information/a way of thinking that provokes you to innovate or otherwise leads to value creation in your business, career or life.