“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(s) by co-constructing curriculum, developing teachers, and devising a strategy for systemic change.
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 and lack of a focused strategy 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 to advance global competence in global studies, in classrooms, schools and districts. Our recently published book, Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons, 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 create and adapt lesson plans, and scale global education where they work. Prior to attending participants will complete a thirteen step assessment designed to survey their current global education practice.
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: devise curriculum, respond to colleagues’ work, and begin to build a network of improvement, all with the goal of preparing young people to address the world’s most pressing problems.
Past presenters have included Darla Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and Research Scholar at Duke University, and Veronica Boix Mansilla, Principal Investigator at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
- Learn from teachers and leaders who have had success in implementing global competencies in their schools
- Devise curriculum which capitalizes on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
- Learn to develop teachers’ capacity for advancing global competence
- Develop strategies for helping teachers and students take action steps toward sustainable global development
- Learn about what are called "signature pedagogies" in 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 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.
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.