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Global Education - Why Experiential Travel Matters


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Global Education - Why Experiential Travel Matters

  1. 1. Global Youth Leadership Institute Director of International Programs Executive Director Marines Fonseca Matt Nink [email_address] Global Education—Why Experiential Travel Matters Asia Society July 7, 2011
  3. 3. <ul><li>Global Youth Leadership Institute: </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Global Youth Leadership Institute delivers transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care and that help students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Leadership Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-cultural Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious Pluralism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun With a Purpose </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. GOALS OF GYLI PROGRAMS <ul><li>Affect your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitudes and Perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to leadership opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated transfer of the experience back to home school and community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun with a purpose </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. STUDENT/TEACHER PROGRAMS—GYLI <ul><li>Middle School Student/Teacher Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Awaking to the Science of our World” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>High School sequence of Student/Teacher Institutes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year 1: “Sailing in the Wake of our Ancestors” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tall-Ships in Connecticut/Wisconsin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year 2: “Developing Your Personal Leadership Vision” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northern New Mexico </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year 3: “Experiencing Models of Global Leadership and Pluralism” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Costa Rica </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Inbound Student Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>India and Nigeria—Washington DC </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iraq –Boston and Milwaukee </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. STUDENT/TEACHER PROGRAMS <ul><li>US State Department Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yes Summer Academy--2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Youth Leadership Program—Costa Rica/Panama 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accra, Ghana—2011 (With Association of Private Educators Nigeria) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Customized School Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Forest Academy (IL)—Spring Break India, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Shore Country Day (IL)—Full Scale Global Curriculum and activities implementation, 2011-2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Langley School (VA)—full 8 th grade program in Costa Rica, 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. TEACHER PROGRAMS --1 <ul><li>Teaching from a Global Perspective March 20-25, Costa Rica </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5-day interaction and investigation of teaching around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead by two long-time independent school educators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Living in a Flat World: Global Education Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 14-17, Costa Rica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-day conference at EARTH University including heads, trustees, and others from many countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Presentation by AYLP Students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. TEACHER PROGRAMS --2 <ul><li>Cuba Immersion and Research Experience: October 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-day immersion and cross cultural experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with Cuban teachers and investigation of Cuban culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GYLI/SIT Graduate Course: World Learning/SIT in Vermont </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Teaching Leadership of Global Issues” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In person and Online—integrates reflection and transfer of GYLI experiences back into the daily teaching practice. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WHY OF GLOBAL EDUCATION <ul><li>Movements to mirror global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Safer, cheaper travel around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-connectedness that allows for long-term relationship development </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Global Competency Matrix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Action </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. INVESTIGATE THE WORLD <ul><li>Learning locations—in your school, community, region </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on Science, STEM Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplier Effect with local schools or oganizations </li></ul>
  11. 12. RECOGNIZE PERSPECTIVES <ul><li>5 C’s of awareness: Color, culture, class, character, context </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to heritage and ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting Relationships with the other </li></ul>
  12. 13. COMMUNICATE IDEAS <ul><li>Adults and Students as co-learners in global education </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Action </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic leadership about real issues of concern </li></ul><ul><li>Deep listening and respect </li></ul>
  13. 14. TAKE ACTION <ul><li>Leader Learning Plans—transfer to home school and community </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Taking IT Global and other platforms to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Serve local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Live our our school mission </li></ul><ul><li>Live out our personal calling </li></ul>
  14. 15. OUTCOMES of Global Education <ul><li>Confidence and agency </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and shared work across lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age, gender, schools, regions, race, religions, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and sustain the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional connections for students and parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase funding opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote a community of wholeness and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of one’s own cultural identity </li></ul><ul><li>Engage and act from strength in diversity </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Health and Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision/Chaperoning/Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Travel logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Adult roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with vendors and partners </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Packing lists </li></ul><ul><li>What happens Afterwards </li></ul>THE LOGISTICS OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
  16. 17. <ul><li>The delivery and internal work </li></ul><ul><li>4 Parts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School or community based project that transfers the learning from the program to daily life of participants </li></ul>LEADER LEARNING PLANS
  17. 18. <ul><li>Partner Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss a time when you WERE the “OTHER” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss a time when you RECOGNIZED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the “OTHER” </li></ul></ul>GROUP ACTIVITY--OUR MANY LANGUAGES
  18. 19. GO!