Global Awareness

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Self-Identity and Global Connection: Laying the Groundwork and Inspiring Classroom Practice

Saturday, November 11
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 218 A

In this session, participants focus on the importance of helping gifted students develop their personal identity and how this produces the foundation for meaningful global connection. Once this foundation is laid, teachers can provide opportunities for students to connect to their peers around the world through authentic, collaborative, and project- based learning. These experiences ultimately help students develop empathy, communication, critical thinking, and other necessary 21st century skills. Through an interactive approach grounded in global competency and gifted research, the presenter provides practical strategies and technology resources to help teachers make global connection a reality in their classrooms.

Erin Dowd

Founder
JRNEY

Erin Dowd is the founder of JRNEY.org, a member of the Teach SDGs educator task force, professional learning chair for the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN, and was named an ASCD Emerging Leader for 2017. She also holds a master’s degree in Global and International Education from Drexel University. She recently presented on Solidarity Through Connectivity: SDGs in the IB Classroom at the 2017 IB Global Conference. Her writing has recently appeared in ASCD Express and Getting Smart. A former teacher and curriculum director, Erin has spent her career working to provide equitable education for students all over the world.

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