Breakout Sessions

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A Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference as a Platform for Practicing Global Competencies

Marsha Cassel, World Language teacher; Global Studies Mentor; 2014 Rowland Fellow, Rutland High School
Erica Wallstrom, Science Teacher, Rutland High School, 2014 Rowland Fellow and 2014 Distinguished Einstein Fellow

A Whisper to a Roar: Democracy-Building Case Studies

Rylan Sekiguchi, Curriculum Specialist, SPICE / Stanford University

Applying Project Based Learning and Design Thinking Models to Significant Global Problems

Fatima Lawson, Principal on Special Assignment, Saint Paul Public Schools
Biplob Kumer Deb, Chemistry Professor, Notre Dame College Bangladesh
Sue Counterman, Middle School Science Teacher, Colorado Academy

Co-Design a Peer Review System for a Global Professional Learning Community!

Julie Keane, Head of Research, VIF International Education
Nichola Turner, Teacher, Porter Ridge Elementary School
Michelle Macumber, VIF International Education

Community Action Projects: Empowering and Connecting Students through Digital Communication

Tara Welch, Chief of Staff, Global Cities, Inc., A Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies
Anissa Bazari, Education Program Manager, Global Cities, Inc., A Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies

Creating a Global Learning Mission Statement: Drawing Inspiration from Finland

Jennifer Chavez-Miller, South Valley Academy

Creating a Global Network of Schools

Tim Parkinson, Head of International Affairs (Asia), Winchester College

Crossing Borders to Close the Achievement Gap

Jessica Stovall, Fulbright/Oak Park River Forest High School

Develop Global Competence through International Exchange Projects

Barbara Bergman, Principal, Caldwell Heights Elementary; Round Rock ISD
Ana Maria Juarez, Principal, Exchange Principal

Developing A School Culture of Global Understanding & Action

Marilyn Tinari, University of Pennsylvania, GSE
Mary Brownell, iEARN

Dreams Can Come True: How Global Education Transformed a Community

John Farrelly, Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Erin Swanson, Principal, Martin Millennium Academy, Edgecombe County Public Schools

Framework for Global Interpretation

Sandra Schmidt, Framework for Global Interpretation, Teachers College, Columbia University
Bill Gaudelli, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Hanadi Shatara, Doctoral Student, Teachers College, Columbia University

From Guilford to Global: The Path from Idea to Action

Liliana Jordanov, Guilford County Schools
Tom Daugherty, Social Studies Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
Jacqueline Pender- Jones, District Media Specialist, guilford County Schools

From Many Viewpoints: Object-based Learning for the Global Classroom

Hitomi Yoshida, Diversity Programs Manager, Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Archaeology and Anthropology
Stephanie Mach, Doctoral student, Cultural Anthropology, Dept.of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Ellen Owens, Director of Learning Programs Department, Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Archaeology and Anthropology

Global Competence and the Common Core: Building Capacity for Success in a Global Society

Dr. Michelle Saylor, Assistant Superintenent, Bellefonte Area School Dist
Deanna Baird, Classroom Teacher, Upper St. Clair School District
Dr. Eve Shellenberger, Coord., Secondary Ed Field Experience, Penn State Univerisity

Global Competence through Art and Personal Narrative

Laurie Eldridge, Art Educator, Peoria Unified School District #11
Mariam Al-Shawaf, Educator, Martin Luther King Early College MS
McCale Ashenbrener, Secondary Language Arts and Spanish Teacher, Sage International School of Boise
Angela Buzan,English Teacher, Coconino High School

Global Education in Practice – Perspectives from the Field

Margi Bhatt, Education Officer, Global Concerns Classroom - Concern Worldwide US
Tonya Muro, Director of School Outreach & Educational Partnerships, AFS-USA
Bridget Stout, Manager, Membership & Professional Development, iEARN-USA

Global Photo-Detectives: Connecting the Cross-Cultural with the Cross-Curricular through Visual Arts

J. Sara Klatchko, Educator and Photojournalist, Kids Across the World

Global STEM Education for the 21st century an Innovation-driven global workforce

Larisa Schelkin, CEO & Founder, Global STEM Education, Inc.
Leonid Perlov, Science Teacher (Moscow, Russia), Lyceum "Vtoraya Shkola" (Advanced Physics and Math Academy, Moscow, Russia)
Raziel Cázares, Science Teacher (Mexico), Instituto Neil Armstrong, San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico

Global Villages: Creating Global Learning Opportunities for Elementary Students

Vanessa Lugo-Acevedo, International Studies Coordinator, DCIS at Fairmont

Implementing Deeper Learning in Your School – Action Planning

Monica Martinez, Deeper Learning Senior Fellow, The Hewlett Foundation
Dennis McGrath, Professor, Philadelphia Community College
Christian Martinez, Managing Partner, ConsultEd

Inspiring Curiosity: Fostering Intercultural and Global Competence with Experiential Learning Activities

Tonya Muro, Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships, AFS-USA
Yildirim Hazar, Education Content & Communications Manager, AFS Intercultural Programs

Institutional Support Programs for Cultural Competence

Maria Jose Pineda, High School Academic Director, Tecnologico de Monterrey. ITESM
Angelica Santana, Proffesor, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Lisa Petro, Know My World

LMNO...P.D.: The A to Z’s of Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development Models to Support Technology Integration

Brandee Ramirez, Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Amanda Johnson, Curriculum Advisor, Age of Learning
Steve Regur, Founder, Educators Cooperative

Make Sense of the World

Atul Singh, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Fair Observer

Making STEM Global

Kirstin Bullington, Science/Engineering Teacher, W.J. Keenan High School/Teachers for Global Classrooms
Steve Weissburg, Mathematics Teacher, Ithaca High School, NY/Teachers for Global Classrooms
Ana Mirana, Physics Teacher, hysics Teacher Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines/International Leaders in Education Program

Making Virtual and In-Person Exchanges Work for All Students

Steve Przymus, High School Spanish/Civics Instructor, Arizona College Prep Academy/University of Arizona
Martin Van Opdorp, Adult Education ESOL Instructor, Transitional Adult Education School, Reston, VI
Amelia Arraya, Teacher Trainer, teacher training college I.E.S. N° 10 in Jujuy Province, Argentina

National Geographic Educator Certification

Alison Szopinski, Program Manager, National Geographic
Kim Hulse, Director, Learning and Measurements, National Geographic

NYC Haunts : Inspiring youth through geo-locative games on global issues

Ryan Worthington, OLP Associate, Global Kids

Obstacles and Opportunities in Global Education Professional Development: Best Practices in Blended Online Learning for Classroom Application

Sarah Bever, Senior Program Officer, IREX: International Research and Exchanges Board
Bob LaRocca, Director of Strategic Collaborations, Primary Source
Ken Simon, Director of World Savvy Programs, World Savvy

Partnering for Global Learning in Community-Based Programs

Spencer Bonnie, Director, Achievement Gap Capacity Building and Sustainability, YMCA of the USA

Partners without Borders: Using Collaborative Third-Party Partnerships to Build Globally-Focused School Experiences

Lisa Glenn, Director of Programs, New Global Citizens
William Thomas, Director of High School Programs, Paul Charter School

Promising International Practices: Developing an Inclusive Society Through School and Work

Andrew Scheef, Promising International Practices, Moscow School District 

Rainforest Live!

Miguel Barreto, Rainforest ArtLink Director, Creative Connections
Polly Loughran, ArtLink Program Director, Creative Connections
Alan Steckler, President, Creative Connections

Reading the World: Teaching International Fiction in Translation

Anne Gerbner, Director of Independent Study , Germantown Friends School
Declan Spring, Senior Editor, Vice President, New Directions Publishing

Reading the World: Using Popular Media to Teach for Empowered Citizenship in Urban and Rural Contexts

Jennice McCafferty-Wright, Instructor, Doctoral Student, University of Missouri- Columbia
Jorge López, Teacher, Doctoral Student, Roosevelt High School, University of California- Los Angeles

Seeing the Invisible: Measure Global and Experiential Programs that Foster Social-Emotional Learning 

Matthew Nink, Global Youth Leadership Institute
Justin Brandon, Head of Upper School, Moorestown Friends School

Six Strategies for Supporting Global Education – A Framework for State Leaders and Educators

Helen Soule, Executive Director, P21
David Young, CEO, VIF International Education

Students as Change Agents: Challenge Based Learning in Action

Chelsea Waite, Program Manager, Digital Promise Global
Cecilia de la Paz, Cluster Leader, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning - Uruguay Cluster

Students Taking Action on Global Issues

Kyle Vaughn, Teacher, Parish Episcopal School / State Department Program Alumni
Sara Krakauer, Teacher, Innovation Academy Charter School, Tyngsboro, MA
Joann Martin, Teacher, North High School, Phoenix, AZ

Teach Peace: Giving Youth Knowledge and Skills for a Globalized World

Megan Chabalowski, Program Officer, Global Peacebuilding Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

Teachers as Policy Makers for Global Education and Advocates for Systemic Change – Establishing Global Scholar Certificates

Jon Pazol, Science Teacher, West Leyden High School
Seth Brady, Social Studies Teacher, Naperville Central High School
Lou Kindschi, Social Studies Teacher, Oregon High School

Transnational Experiences: Engaging with World Heritage

Anastasia Shown, Lecturer/Outreach Consultant, UPenn South Asia Center/Middle East Center/Global Philadelphia Association
Raili Roy, Assistant Director, UPenn South Asia Center

Transnational Realities: When the World Comes to You

Meg Riley, Teacher/ELD Coordinator, Catalina High School Tucson Unified School District
Karen Lieneke, Teacher, Catalina High School Tucson Unified School District

UNICEF Humanitarian Action in Your Classroom

Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Daniel Sadowsky, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Use Social Media to Build Your Professional Learning Network in Global Education

Heather Singmaster, Assistant Director, Asia Society
Anne Hilton, Assistant Director for Education Digital Strategy, Asia Society