Asia Society, Arizona State University Launch Professional Development Courses for Educators on Global Competence

NEW YORK, February 5, 2018 – The Center for Global Education at Asia Society and EdPlus at Arizona State University (ASU) have launched an initial set of six new professional development courses to help educators teach for global competence and meet the growing demand to address the skills gap around the world.

The courses, available online beginning today, make the Center for Global Education’s professional development accessible to any educator around the world for the first time and will help educators in primary and secondary schools, as well as out-of-school-time programs, integrate global competence education and project-based learning into their existing curriculum. The courses include specific tools tailored to classroom teachers and non-formal and community-based educators.

"These courses are based on professional development that our Center for Global Education has been providing to schools and programs across the United States for more than 15 years," said Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran. "We are thrilled to partner with ASU, one of the most innovative universities in America."

The one-hour courses are the first part of a series, "Teaching for Global Competence," with more to launch throughout spring 2018. The courses may be taken individually, in any order and at any time. Course pricing starts at $29, and the first course in the series, "Introduction to Global Competence," is available at no cost.

For more information about the "Teaching for Global Competence" courses or to purchase courses in bulk, please contact Kate Kemeklis: kfarmer@asiasociety.org.

About the Center for Global Education at Asia Society

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society is a network of educators, nonprofits, parents, businesses, and community members who share our mission to spread best practices and to promote good policies so the rising generation is ready for college, career — and the interconnected world beyond.

About EdPlus at Arizona State University

EdPlus is a central enterprise unit for Arizona State University focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education.

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