Collaborating, Connecting, Conferencing: CGEP Activities
K12 Global Forum
CGEP participated in the inaugural convening of K-12 global education leaders from across the U.S. September 27-28, 2018, at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington, DC. The forum provided presentations and panel discussions describing the challenges, successes, and goals of global education programs that exist at the school, district, state, national, and international levels. The forum promoted storytelling as a way to showcase and grow global education programs. Organized by District of Columbia Public Schools and The George Washington University, this project was funded by the National Geographic Society and supported by the Longview Foundation.
California Model Global Education Programs
CGEP joined the California World Language Project (CWLP) and California Department of Education to develop the California Model Global Education Program. Multicultural Learning Center, a K-8 public charter school in Los Angeles, was awarded for its Model Global Education Program. Vista Heights Middle School in Moreno Valley and Truckee Elementary in Truckee were recognized as emerging Model Global Education Programs. All three schools met in Sacramento on August 9, 2018, for a global education workshop and will receive on-site coaching this Fall by CGEP and CWLP leaders. This program was made possible by a grant awarded to the California Global Education Network by the Longview Foundation.
World Language Summer Seminar
CGEP teamed up with the California World Language Project (CWLP) for their 29th annual World Language Summer Seminar. The seminar was held July 20-25, 2018, at UC Santa Barbara. After daily general sessions, which featured keynote speakers Aaron Bruce (SDSU Chief Diversity Officer), Brandon Wiley (Buck Institute for Education Chief Program Officer), Ken Simon (World Savvy Chief Learning Officer), and Tom Herman (California Geographic Alliance Director), educators worked in separate strands. CGEP and CWLP introduced a new strand: Instructional Models and Strategies that Promote Global Competency Across Disciplines.
California Council for the Social Studies Conference
CATE Pre-Convention Day
LeadLearn 2018: Educating for Civic Responsibility
The California Subject Matter Project's LeadLearn forum was held at UC Davis February 27-28, 2018. The theme for this year's forum was civic engagement and teaching for civic responsibility across the disciplines. CGEP presented about Global Competence, Environmental Literacy, and student agency.