IIE. Global Opportunities for Teachers
International Baccalaureate

October 23–25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register

The 2016 IIE Summit will bring education, government, and business leaders together for action-oriented panel discussions, sessions, and plenaries on how to ensure an international experience is a key part of a 21st century education and how to make study abroad opportunities available to all. The 2016 IIE Summit will continue to push the envelope to change how we think and 'do' study abroad as we work together to achieve our collective goal. It is more important than ever that K-12 U.S. students are given the opportunity to acquire international, intercultural, and language skills that they will need to address and help solve today’s global challenges.

The contributions that the K-12 community are making to achieve the goals of Generation Study Abroad will help inform the discussions and identify solutions to expand and diversity study abroad. We encourage you to bring your colleagues, principals and superintendents from your district to the Summit to further inspire and bring about change and ensure that the next generations have the global competencies to succeed in the 21st century. This lively conference will engage 600+participants from around the world in out-of-the box thinking with Learning Labs, interactive Think Tanks, and Summit
Talks. Topics include:
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm: Creating a Pipeline of Diverse High School Students into College- Level Study Abroad
  • Can An Entire School District Redesign K-12 Education to Break Down Barriers to Study Abroad?
  • Deepening the Involvement of the Language Profession in Generation Study Abroad
A special pre-conference workshop, entitled, 'Fostering Global Competency and Creating Pathways to Study Abroad,' will be facilitated by AFS on Sunday, October 23, 2016. This workshop will introduce participants to innovative methods that can be implemented to promote 21st century learning skills and global citizenship education as a way to inspire curiosity for study abroad. Please refer to the Summit schedule for more details.

IIE is pleased to offer K-12 teachers and administrators a special registration rate of $250. Please register as early as possible to secure your seat!

October 13–15, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA |Register

Early bird registration is now open for the 2016 Global Education Forum, which will take place October 13-15, 2016 in Philadelphia with the theme 'Learning With and From the World.' The Global Education Forum serves as an opportunity to engage in a critical conversation between K–12 and higher education educators about how best to prepare students for a global world.

Application deadline: October 14, 2016 | More information

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. The application and nomination period opens today and closes on 14th October 2016. The winner will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai next March following the selection and celebration of the top 50 finalists and, following that, the top 10 teachers! Show the world that #TeachersMatter by nominating your favorite teacher or by applying yourself!

By William Gaudelli, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

Global Citizenship Education addresses the need for educators to acknowledge and engage with the increasing globalized nature of the modern world. The book explores topics such as sustainability education, cultural diversity, and human rights education, offering critical insights into how these facets of GCE are interpreted around the world. The book also strives to give voice to student populations within historically marginalized communities, rather than focusing solely on the role of GCE in elite schools. Gaudelli blends theory and practice to provide both an overview of GCE as well as examining current efforts to develop more globally-conscious classrooms.

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By Apoorvaa Joshi

With news covering the presidential election 24/7, it's difficult to parse the wealth of information in a meaningful way for the classroom. Asia Society's Apoorvaa Joshi digs through the information and provides ideas and strategies for using the 2016 presidential election to build students' global competence.


By Jeffrey Knutson, Common Sense Graphite

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have never been more accessible for teachers and students. Of course, the technology isn’t perfect yet, and the content offerings can be hit or miss. But, considering how many students carry smartphones, and with cardboard-style VR viewers starting at about $15, it’s easier than ever to give kids immersive VR and AR experiences in class.





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