“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
Think Tank on Global Education: Empowering Global Citizens
Learn to foster global competence in your school by helping to build out a leading K-12 global curriculum.
While global education itself is not a new concept, recent world events underscore the importance of teaching students what it means to live and thrive as a global citizen. Until now, insufficient curriculum materials have limited the implementation of such programs for K-12 students.
Think Tank on Global Education invites educators to be at the forefront of testing and developing cutting-edge curriculum in global studies. Our recently published K-12 curriculum, A World Course, builds on the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the UN’s 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, with local and global connections built into every unit. Participants in our upcoming institute will take part in a dynamic, large-scale collaboration to refine units and bring this curriculum to life.
During this two-day institute, you will hear from educators who have been leaders and innovators in implementing global education. You will work in groups to offer feedback on A World Course and to discuss strategies for adapting the curriculum to your classrooms and schools. You will leave with concrete instructional and leadership strategies that you can use to foster global learning in your school.
Note: Participants must read Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course by Fernando M. Reimers, Vidur Chopra, Connie K. Chung, Julia Higdon, E. B. O'Donnell prior to attending the program. This textbook is not included in program tuition.
- Learn from teachers and leaders who have had success in implementing global competencies in their schools
- Collaborate with colleagues to apply A World Course to varied institutional, geographic, and developmental contexts
- Discuss barriers to teaching and leading for global competence and begin to generate solutions
- Develop strategies for helping students take action steps toward sustainable global development
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 comprised of teachers, curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and principals
- Teams comprised of school and district leaders
- Teacher educators
- Nonprofit leaders who collaborate with districts and schools
Director of preK-12 and international programs at Professional Education at HGSE
Mitalene Fletcher is the faculty co-chair of Think Tank on Global Education.
The following textbook is required for participants in this program, and is not included in the program tuition. The textbook is available for purchase on Amazon.
- Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course by Fernando M. Reimers, Vidur Chopra, Connie K. Chung, Julia Higdon, E. B. O'Donnell
Fees & Policies
Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction. Payment or a purchase order must be received within 30 days of program acceptance, or upon receipt of the invoice if acceptance is within 30 days prior to the start of the program. Click here for more information on payment and financial aid.
Please click here for more information on our on-campus and online refund and withdrawal policies.
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.