The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college. The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.
The 2012 Partnership for Global Learning annual conference (PGL12) will be an exciting one. Please join us June 29–30 in New York City.
Success in college and the workplace now require global knowledge and skills. PGL12 shares effective approaches in elementary, secondary, and afterschool programs to prepare students for these new realities.
The conference features big-name innovators as well as dozens of hands-on workshops. Master teachers from high-performing countries will share their models of high achievement and global competence. Policymakers will come to hear what you advocate to improve student achievement. Perhaps most important of all is a chance for educators to meet and to collaborate.
Innovations in Teacher Practice will focus on current teaching practices that incorporate global education with the demands of the Common Core State Standards and 21st century skills. Attendees will walk away with practical tips and techniques to help transform their classes into student-centered environments.
Exploring the Global Issues of Today will provide educators with information on the various global issues that impact the world today. Sessions will address the impact of China’s urbanization, dealing with race and religious diversity in the classroom, and tips on how to teach global issues through the use of photography within the curriculum.
Technology and Media Integration will provide educators with information on how to integrate the use of technology and media in the classroom to create a truly global environment. The focus will be to engage educators in experiences that model teaching for 21st century skills.
Assessing Student Work centers on the power of student work and what educators can learn about their students through thoughtful analysis of this work. Sessions will include topics such as promoting student choice, voice, and reflection in the classroom, as well as techniques on how to create student portfolios within a global education curriculum.
A special pre-conference session on Thursday, June 28 takes you into NYC streets and cultural institutions to discover what’s global in local communities. This exercise, although set in one of the world’s great urban hubs, can be replicated in your own communities and schools. More information forthcoming.