Global Classrooms: The Next Best Thing to Study Abroad Workshop
Friday, March 23, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)
Global Classrooms Workshop
"Next Best Thing to Study Abroad”
March 23, 2012
9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Dr. Rosina Chi and Dr. Elmer Poe
Who Should Attend: Faculty, staff & administrators interested in finding out how to:
-Make any Classroom Global
-Collaborate for International Online Learning
-Develop Global Classrooms across the Curriculum
-Create & Sustain International Partnerships
-Engage students in Compelling Learning Scenarios & Experiences
-Connect Your Students with Students from Countries across the World to Address
Guest Presenters from East Carolina University:
Dr. Rosina Chia –Assistant Vice Chancellor or Global Academic Initiatives & Psychology Professor.
Dr. Elmer Poe –Assistant Vice Chancellor for Emerging Academic Initiatives and former Dean in the School of Industry & Technology.
Together Chia and Poe co-developed the ECU Global Understanding Project. In this program, students communicate with students from others countries using real-time video, chat and W2 tools bringing students from around the world together in a common classroom. Students learn about each other’s culture and work on joint projects. In five years the project grew to have 28 partners in 22 countries across five continents. Other programs have sprung from this project and all together these efforts have led to effective internationalization of curriculum across the 10 colleges at ECU. The program received the Heiskell Award for Innovative International Education and has been highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “best practice” of innovative approaches to internationalization.
For more information contact: Diane.Pearson@minneapolis.edu or call JoDee Bridges at 612 659-6115
To Register: (Eventbrite.com – Global Classrooms Workshop )
Fee at the Door : $15 to cover a.m. coffee, etc & lunch
Education for Global Learning:
A Consortium of Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
with additional support from Minnesota State Colleges & Universities