This program requires live online session attendance. Please view the session schedule based on your time zone here.
“We must prepare the next generation of leaders to find solutions to the problems of the future, to invent the future so to speak.” — Fernando Reimers, Faculty Co-Chair
Learn to foster global competence in your school(s) using a proven framework and tactics for organizational change.
Events around the world underscore the importance of teaching students not only what it means to live and thrive in an interconnected world but also what it takes to strive collectively for better health, environmental sustainability, and social justice outcomes. Harvard Graduate School of Education’s annual Think Tank on Global Education invites educators to be at the forefront of curriculum development and strategy to advance global competence in classrooms, schools, districts, and communities.
Newly redesigned as an online institute, in this program participants will explore a variety of frameworks for organizing student learning with a focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to consider the kinds of competencies that students and teachers will require to advance those goals. In addition to this, participants will consider their current practice in light of the OECD PISA report on global competence.
This virtual institute comprises of both synchronous and asynchronous activities.
Beginning two weeks prior to the live-online synchronous sessions, you will work independently (or with your team), for three–five hours, on your own schedule, to become familiar with contemporary conceptions of global competency and to assess your current practice. This pre-work will then be used as the basis for developing your strategy to advance global education during the live portions of the institute.
During three days of live-online synchronous sessions, you will hear from thought-leaders, researchers, and practitioners who have been innovators in global education practice across their schools, networks, and systems. You will work in groups or teams to: analyze and apply levers for change in your context, devise and new curriculum, develop your approaches to assessment, and begin to build a network of improvement. all with the goal of preparing young people to address the world’s most pressing problems..
On the days between the live-online synchronous sessions, you will be encouraged to experiment with new tactics in your context, all with the goal of preparing young people to address the world’s most pressing problems.
This program features both asynchronous and synchronous participation. Live webinar sessions will take place during the following times. See what time live sessions take place in your time zone.
Delhi, INDIA | Indian Standard Time (IST)
February 15, 2022 from 7:30AM – 10:30AM
February 17, 2022 from 7:30AM – 10:30AM
February 19, 2022 from 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Beijing, CHINA|China Standard Time (CST)
February 15, 2022 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM
February 17, 2022 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM
February 19, 2022 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
February 15, 2022 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM
February 17, 2022 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM
February 19, 2022 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Boston, USA | US Eastern Standard Time (EST)
February 14, 2022 from 9:00PM – 12:00AM
February 16, 2022 from 9:00PM – 12:00AM
February 18, 2022 from 9:00PM – 12:00AM
- Assess your global education practice and build a strategy during the institute to advance global education throughout your school or education system
- Explore curriculum on climate change, and use the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals to devise curriculum for your learners
- Explore “signature pedagogies” in global education and learn how exemplary teachers design signature learning experiences
- Review key findings from the PISA 2018 Results on the global competence assessment and collaborate with colleagues to develop your own assessment practice
- Receive feedback on your problems of practice and offer feedback to your colleagues through the institute’s Consultancy – an engaging protocol that allows peers to share their problems of practice
- Co-create a statement on building an education renaissance that advances global education
Who Should Attend
- K-12 educators invested in global education, including those currently working to increase students’ global competencies and those new to this effort
- School teams that comprise of a variety of stakeholder roles, such as teachers, curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and school leaders
- District and school network leaders
- Teacher educators
- Nonprofit leaders who collaborate with districts and schools