Global Education Open House 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New York, NY
Today comprised of nearly 20 member organizations, the Global Education Coalition – New York City (GEC-NYC) was formed in the summer of 2011 to improve our organizations’ support of local educators in their work to create globally competent youth. To that end, we cordially invite you to meet us at our Global Education Open House on Thursday, October 3. The event will provide members of the education community an opportunity to
- Share their experiences with building global citizens.
- Learn about our various global education resources.
- Access free classroom materials.
- Network with peers.
The evening will center on the question, “How can we, as educators, use 21st century learning to foster global competency?” It will begin with a one-hour resource fair and informal dinner, during which you can learn about the missions and offerings of the organizations of the GEC-NYC. We will then formally begin our exploration of the central question with a short documentary about how one local school district infuses global education across its future-leaning curriculum. A panel of educators featured in the video is expected to be present to take your questions. Finally, participants will tap into their collective knowledge to enhance their teaching for global competence with 21st century learning, and vice versa. You’ll come away with ideas you can implement with your students immediately, as well as seeds of ideas to enhance and transform your teaching in the future.
All interested K-12 teachers, afterschool educators, administrators, and university students and faculty are welcome to join us!
When & Where
TeachUNICEF provides educators and youth service professionals with global learning resources for grades PreK-12. TeachUNICEF offers in-person workshops and school-based programming, as well as free web-based lesson plans, videos and multi-media resources.
Using a rights-based framework, TeachUNICEF programs and materials engage students in a meaningful exploration of social, political and economic issues of global concern. TeachUNICEF lessons are interdisciplinary and aligned to educational standards. They cover topics ranging from child labor to poverty to gender equality.
TeachUNICEF aims to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, value diversity, and have the ability to challenge injustice and take action in meaningful ways.