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Making the Case and Planning for Global Education

4/25/16 to 6/15/16

Tuition: $300 per person

This is an online program.

This online engagement is part of the blended program, Think Tank on Global Education, which includes 3 days of on-campus learning at HGSE. It can also be taken as a stand-alone online program.

What You Will Learn

Explore the importance of global education from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Develop and articulate a concise rationale for organizing your practice to promote global competence and explore strategies for advancing this work. You can participate in this brief module in two ways:

  • As the first and final required session of Think Tank on Global Education, a blended program that includes on-campus sessions. 
  • As a stand-alone program for educators who are interested in global education but unable to attend on campus. It is also a way for school- and district-based teams attending the Think Tank on Global Education to provide an introduction to the program’s key concepts for other team members unable to travel to Cambridge.

Team participation is strongly encouraged. We recommend that, where possible, participants in the full blended program invite colleagues from their organizations to join them for this unique online learning opportunity. Those interested in this stand-alone module will need to apply separately through the link above.

Learn more about the full program.

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Who Should Attend
  • District- and school-level leaders including principals, assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and instruction, chief academic officers and school board members
  • Teams at the district level
  • Providers of instructional content
  • Policy makers at the state and federal level
  • Social entrepreneurs working in the field and interested in the development of 21st century skills
  • Individuals and teams
Faculty Chair

Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of the International Education Policy Master's Program at HGSE. Reimers’ work focuses on the role of educational innovation in fostering global competency and other 21st century skills and in identifying options that support teachers in helping low-income children succeed academically. He is involved in various global education efforts around the world, including leading the development of a global studies K–12 curriculum for the Avenues Schools. Reimers has worked with teachers, district leaders and system leaders in the United States and internationally, advancing reforms to improve the quality and relevancy of education.

You can learn more about Professor Reimers' work here.



Step One
Provide your personal profile and institutional information.

Step Two
Explain how participation in the module will benefit your work. (250 word limit)

Fees and Policies

Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.

Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered. If funds are unable to be processed within these guidelines, a documented payment plan is to be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax, and received two weeks prior to the program start date.

Please click here for more information on our on-campus and online refund and withdrawal policies. If you have any additional questions or concerns about your ability to participate, please contact our admissions team at or 1-800-545-1849.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education reserves the right to change faculty or cancel programs at its discretion. In the unlikely event of program changes, the school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.

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