Twenty Global Problems by Suciu and Miller

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  • Twenty Global Problems by Suciu and Miller

    1. 1. 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”
    2. 2. NAIS Global Initiatives <ul><li>The mission of the Global Initiatives team is: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    3. 3. One Book: High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them
    4. 4. Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global community <ul><li>Global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity and ecosystem losses </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries depletion </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Water deficits </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime safety and pollution </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment <ul><li>Massive step-up in the fight against poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Education for all </li></ul><ul><li>Global infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Digital divide </li></ul><ul><li>Natural disaster prevention and mitigation </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach <ul><li>Reinventing taxation for the twenty-first century </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology rules </li></ul><ul><li>Global financial architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Trade, investment, and competition rules </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul><ul><li>E-commerce rules </li></ul><ul><li>International labor and migration rules </li></ul>
    7. 7. Two Programs: Challenge 20/20 and the Global Issues Network
    8. 8. Global Issues Network <ul><li>Started in Europe- then Asia, the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Starting this fall in Africa and the Americas </li></ul>
    9. 9. GIN: Town Meeting Web Platform www.global-issues-network.org
    10. 10. 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)
    11. 11. Challenge 20/20: <ul><li>International education program </li></ul><ul><li>Internet-based program with no cost and no travel required </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cultural partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Open to public and private schools, elementary and secondary </li></ul>
    12. 12. Goals <ul><li>Creative problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with students from a different country and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Community service, service learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning different perspectives </li></ul>
    13. 13. Partnerships <ul><li>Some schools are already working </li></ul><ul><li>together (sister schools etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Others are paired by NAIS based on </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>grade level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>topic of interest </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>preferred partner school and/or location </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when they want to start (1 st or 2 nd term) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 school partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Structure <ul><li>Relatively unstructured: no benchmarks or performance standards </li></ul><ul><li>Paperwork: registration process; reports </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: priority for Institute for Student Leaders for rising 9 th to 11 th graders </li></ul>
    15. 15. 2008 Applications to Participate in Challenge 20/20: <ul><li>Term One: (September 2008 to February 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Term Two: (January 2009 to May 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>All applications for either term are to be submitted to NAIS from by August 15, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships and announcements are made at the end of August/beginning of September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online at: http://www.nais.org/go/challenge2020 . </li></ul>
    16. 16. Participants <ul><li>2005: 75 schools from 26 US States and 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>2006: 350 schools from 32 US States and 52 countries </li></ul><ul><li>2007: More than 400 schools from 39 US States and 56 countries </li></ul>
    17. 17. More Information Available at: <ul><li>www.nais.org/go/challenge2020 </li></ul>
    18. 18. Examples <ul><li>Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA, and St. Joseph's Convent Girls' Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, India  </li></ul><ul><li>Global problem: Infectious Diseases 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Students launched a charitable partnership with two impoverished towns in India. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Examples Elementary School Partnership PK-5 <ul><li>Bright School, Chattanooga, TN, partnered with Colegio Cristobal Colon, Lomas Verdes, Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico. Global Problem:  Water Deficits </li></ul><ul><li>Students are running informational campaigns including public service TV spots they created, to encourage water conservation. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Examples St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis Tennessee and Steigerwald Landschulheim Gymnasium Wiesentheid Germany 9-12 <ul><li>Global Infectious Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Schools decided to concentrate on hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Created The Helping Hands Program </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitizers and educational tools put in to the Hospital Benjamin Bloom in El Salvador, working with an NGO there </li></ul>

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