Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and EducatorsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Introductory Remarks by Dr. Anthony Jackson, Vice President, Center for Global Education
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Inexorable economic, cultural, technological, environmental, and political forces are affecting every society on earth and making nations and peoples more interdependent than ever before. Responding effectively to these forces, lessening their damage or harnessing them for good, will require creative multinational solutions to be negotiated and carried out by individuals who can and do participate simultaneously in local, national, and global civic life. Put simply, if individuals and their communities are to thrive in the future, we must prepare our children to be globally competent. The Center for Global Education pioneered the field of global competence nearly two decades ago to address these challenges as an essential part of US education reform.
A panel of educators will share their experiences and provide insights as to how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world. Join us to learn more about what you can do today to help your children develop into the global citizens of tomorrow.
The Center for Global Education is proud to bring this 'Teaching Truth to Power' dialogue to our audience. Introductory remarks will be provided by Dr. Anthony Jackson, Vice President, Center for Global Education.
Shanida G. Gutierrez has been dedicated to international education since her teens, when she founded a nonprofit program for marginalized youth in Panama City, Panama. She has taught in six countries, on three continents, and has a B.A. in Literature from Hunter College, an M.A. in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from King's College London, an M.S.Ed. in General Childhood Education from Bank Street College Graduate School of Education. As a classroom teacher and language specialist, her devotion to learning has led her to Pine Street School, where she has taught kindergarten through third grade and is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. Founding her pedagogy on the International Baccalaureate philosophy, Shanida has witnessed how the IB makes learning accessible to all, how it guides the learning process, builds confidence, and nurtures students into lifelong advocates of learning.
Jennifer D. Klein is a product of experiential project-based education herself. She taught college and high school English and Spanish for nineteen years, including five years in Central America and eleven years in all-girls education. In 2010, Jennifer left teaching to begin Principled Learning Strategies, which provides professional development to support authentic student-driven global learning experiences in schools. She has a broad background in global education and partnership development, student-driven curricular strategies, inclusivity, and experiential, inquiry-driven learning. As a former head of school with extensive international experience, Jennifer facilitates dynamic, interactive workshops for teachers, leaders and students, working to amplify student voice, to provide the tools for high-quality project-based learning in all cultural and socio-economic contexts, and to shift school culture to support such practices. Jennifer is also committed to intersecting global project-based learning with culturally-responsive and anti-racist teaching practices, and her experience includes deep work with schools seeking to address equity, take on brave conversations, build healthier community, and improve identity politics on campus.
Jennifer’s first book, The Global Education Guidebook, was published in 2017, and her second is slated for publication in 2022, with co-author Kapono Ciotti. As an educational leader, writer, speaker, and bilingual workshop facilitator, Jennifer strives to inspire educators to shift their practices in schools worldwide. For additional resources, check out her Global Education Orientations.
Kathleen Wang is a lead founder of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in western Massachusetts. Her school is a K-12 public charter school with a diverse student body from over 30 rural, suburban and urban communities. All students are required to take Chinese and the high school is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This is Kathleen’s 14th year as Principal and she has almost 20 years of experience in education. She enjoys nature, hiking and learning new things.
Homa Sabet Tavangar (moderator) has been in the field for over three decades. Her work has addressed themes of culture, innovation, leadership, global citizenship and global competence, and deep diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion. She connects timely topics of the moment with the timeless desire to work with purpose and make a difference – whatever one’s circumstances.
Homa’s clients range from Fortune 50 corporations to public, international and independent K-12 schools around the world; from an Ivy League university to Disney Channel and numerous not-for-profit public and multilateral organizations and professional associations. Co-founding the Big Questions Institute and Oneness Lab represents a natural extension of her work, especially during a time of unprecedented global challenges.
Homa is the author best-selling Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House, 2009), which was the inspiration behind NBC-Universal’s animated series Nina’s World, starring Rita Moreno. Her other books and publications include Global Kids (Barefoot Books, 2019), The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Sage/Corwin, 2014), and her 2021 release, 9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because "Normal" Wasn't That Great to Begin With), written with Will Richardson, is available now as a free download.
A graduate of UCLA and Princeton University, Homa has lived on four continents, has heritage in four world religions, speaks (almost) four languages, and is the mother of three daughters. She and her husband live just outside Philadelphia.
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