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  • Paul Miller, Director of Global Initiatives - NAIS , [email_address] Ioana Suciu, Associate Director of Global Initiatives - NAIS, [email_address] Kusum Wagle, Teacher – Washington International School, [email_address] Valentine Courouble, 7 th Grade Student – Washington International School NAIS Challenge 20/20: “Solving Global Problems Two Schools at a Time”
  • NAIS Global Initiatives
    • The mission of the Global Initiatives team is:
    • To assist NAIS member schools and their partners in their quest for a more global future for their students, NAIS will nurture partnerships and provide resources within an international framework.
  • One Book: High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them
  • Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global community
    • Global warming
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem losses
    • Fisheries depletion
    • Deforestation
    • Water deficits
    • Maritime safety and pollution
  • Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment
    • Massive step-up in the fight against poverty
    • Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism
    • Education for all
    • Global infectious diseases
    • Digital divide
    • Natural disaster prevention and mitigation
  • Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach
    • Reinventing taxation for the twenty-first century
    • Biotechnology rules
    • Global financial architecture
    • Illegal drugs
    • Trade, investment, and competition rules
    • Intellectual property rights
    • E-commerce rules
    • International labor and migration rules
  • Two Programs: Challenge 20/20 and the Global Issues Network
  • Global Issues Network
    • Started in Europe- then Asia, the Middle East
    • Starting this fall in Africa and the Americas
  • GIN: Town Meeting Web Platform www.global-issues-network.org
  • GIN: Conferences Annual in Geneva March 19-21 2009 Europe in Milan Fall 2008 Middle East in Doha March 2009 US Summer Institute in Washington DC (WIS)
  • Challenge 20/20:
    • International education program
    • Internet-based program with no cost and no travel required
    • Cross-cultural partnerships
    • Open to public and private schools, elementary and secondary
  • Goals
    • Creative problem-solving
    • Collaboration
    • Communication with students from a different country and culture
    • Community service, service learning
    • Learning different perspectives
  • Partnerships
    • Some schools are already working
    • together (sister schools etc).
    • Others are paired by NAIS based on
            • grade level
            • topic of interest
            • preferred partner school and/or location
            • when they want to start (1 st or 2 nd term)
            • 2-3 school partnerships
  • Structure
    • Relatively unstructured: no benchmarks or performance standards
    • Paperwork: registration process; reports
    • Bonus: priority for Institute for Student Leaders for rising 9 th to 11 th graders
  • 2008 Applications to Participate in Challenge 20/20:
    • Term One: (September 2008 to February 2009)
    • Term Two: (January 2009 to May 2009)
    • All applications for either term are to be submitted to NAIS from by August 15, 2008
    • Partnerships and announcements are made at the end of August/beginning of September 2008
    • Apply online at: http://www.nais.org/go/challenge2020 .
  • Participants
    • 2005: 75 schools from 26 US States and 30 countries
    • 2006: 350 schools from 32 US States and 52 countries
    • 2007: More than 400 schools from 39 US States and 56 countries
  • More Information Available at:
    • www.nais.org/go/challenge2020
  • Examples
    • Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA, and St. Joseph's Convent Girls' Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, India 
    • Global problem: Infectious Diseases 9-12
    • Students launched a charitable partnership with two impoverished towns in India.
  • Examples Elementary School Partnership PK-5
    • Bright School, Chattanooga, TN, partnered with Colegio Cristobal Colon, Lomas Verdes, Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico. Global Problem:  Water Deficits
    • Students are running informational campaigns including public service TV spots they created, to encourage water conservation.
  • Examples St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis Tennessee and Steigerwald Landschulheim Gymnasium Wiesentheid Germany 9-12
    • Global Infectious Diseases
    • Schools decided to concentrate on hygiene
    • Created The Helping Hands Program
    • Sanitizers and educational tools put in to the Hospital Benjamin Bloom in El Salvador, working with an NGO there