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Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
Online orientation dates: Approximately 6 hours, completed between June 22 and July 14
Course dates: July 23-27, 2012
Course time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Follow-up session: October 2012 (date TBA)
PDPs offered: 67.5
Graduate credits offered: 3
Cost: $600

Educators are increasingly aware that the challenges of our changing world will require students to think and learn in new ways. In addition to teaching core academic content, our schools need to cultivate key skills: global awareness, critical thinking, media literacy, collaboration, intercultural communication, technological ability, and civic engagement. This course will explore the importance of such skills and will build a case for re-envisioning how we prepare students for an interconnected world. Participants will examine the global economy, the environment, health, social justice, and peace & conflict resolution. Interested participants should be willing to take on a leadership role in their districts and to be advocates for global education across disciplines and grade levels.

Open to all K-12 teachers and administrators

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