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Going Global in the Big Apple: The Global Education Coalition-New York City

Going Global in the Big Apple: The Global Education Coalition-New York City



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  • Going Global in the Big Apple with the Global Education Coalition – New York City (GEC-NYC)!
  • Global Education Coalition – New York City
    • Objective
    • The primary objective of the Coalition is to be a driving force in promoting and providing global education among US youth. We will do this by being key stakeholders in professional development training, curriculum design and program delivery, and education policy.
    • Goals
    • The Coalition seeks to be a key service provider of professional development training in global education on a local, state, national, and international level.
    • The Coalition will leverage our combined resources to develop and provide global education curriculum, services, and opportunities for US youth.
    • The Coalition will work together to be key stakeholders in advocating for and developing global education policy.
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  • GEC-NYC: Key Activities
    • Key Activities
    • NGO mapping
    • Global education
    • Professional development
    • Outreach
    • Curriculum development
    • Policy
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  • International Education and Resource Network Learning with the world, not just about it
  • The Pulse of 2,000,000 Students 40,000 Educators 130+ Countries 200 Projects 30 Languages Learning with the world, not just about it
    • Global Collaborative Projects
    • Secure Collaboration Platform
    • Professional Development-
    • Online, Webinars, Face-to-Face
    • NSLI-Y – Language exchange
    • Kennedy-Lugar YES – inbound and outbound exchange
    Learning with the world, not just about it
    • Since 1998, GNG, a global education organization, has:
      • Worked in over 45 countries in over 2,000 classrooms
      • Reached over 1.5 million young people
      • Received over 1.7 million You Tube hits
      • Received Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International Education
      • Received Berrien Resa’s (MI) Teacher’s Choice Award for Best International Content Provider - Past 5 Years
    • Innovate civics and social studies curricula with project-based learning
    • Contribute to 21 st century teaching and learning through global connections
    • Align with the Common Core Standards and NETS
    • Transform students into active global citizens and peacemakers
    • Are affordable
  • TYPES OF GNG PROGRAMS – 2011 – 2012
    • Year-Long Programs
      • Students Rebuild (Haiti and DRC)
      • Youth Talk (Middle East)
      • One LENS (Southeast Asia)
      • Youth LINKS (Afghanistan)
    • PULSE – 2-Part Current Affairs Program
      • 9/11: 10 Years Later
      • Human Trafficking in SE Asia
      • Economics of Corn and Cotton
    • Programs include:
      • Project-based learning curricula
      • Teacher professional development
      • Storyboard outline of each session
      • Tech support
      • Facilitator
    • Global education program of Concern US, an int’l humanitarian aid org
    • Provides free resources and services:
      • Classroom guides to global issues, student-narrated videos, thought-provoking posters
      • Classroom presentations from Concern staff from the field
      • Hands-on globally themed student workshops
      • Regular support for global clubs and extra-curricular activities
      • Curriculum support and educator training
    • GCC seeks to raise awareness of humanitarian issues and to empower youth to take global action
  • TeachUNICEF
    • Stands for the Education Department of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the public face of UNICEF in the United States
    • Provides a variety of opportunities for American educators to include global learning in both the formal and afterschool
    • setting. TeachUNICEF’s goal is to increase the number of global citizens in the United States by:
      • hosting a portfolio of free globally-focused learning resources at
      • engaging educators with trainings and digital outreach
      • supporting online youth discussion through a pilot global-share program: UNICEF Connecting Classrooms
    • What local global education resources are available to you?
    • What challenges do you face teaching global education?
    • How could an organization such as GEC-NYC reach out to you?