Category Archives: Professional Development

Summary/Examples of Speaking Engagements & Trainings from Fall 2019

People have been asking about some of my speaking engagements, work with teachers and training programs this fall. Themes I speak about generally examine global, cultural and racial competence – and particularly how these intersect. Here’s a sampling of some of the topics, venues and formats: The school year and launch of Global Kids kicked off…

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Feedback on a Day-Long Workshop

I recently received this generous comment from English Language Arts teacher Gretchen Miller after she took my day-long course called “Explore and Integrate Transformative Elements of Global Citizenship into Curriculum and Mindsets”: “After 12 years of teaching on three continents I feel, deeply, the vital responsibility to instill global and cultural competence in my students. During…

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The Icing on the Cake? Or the Cake?

Earlier this year, during a webinar I facilitated with the NEA Foundation on how to gain buy-in for global learning with outstanding teachers from across the U.S., one very engaged educator cited (with frustration) the push back she’s getting from colleagues. She’s hearing that global and cultural competence seem like “the icing on the cake, but…

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Notre Dame Academy – growing globally!

It’s been great working with Notre Dame Academy’s Center for Global Leadership as an adviser to their growing program; I’ve really enjoyed getting to know their staff, students and parent community. The collaboration between diverse interests at this all-girls school to advance global competence serves as a great model for how schools with even a modest…

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Fall 2018 Updates

If I’ve spoken with you in the past 6+ months, you may know that I am deep in two major themes/projects: At the intersection of global competence/citizenship and diversity, equity, inclusion. Events like the white supremacist rally one year ago in Charlottesville spurred my focus to greater intensity, and having the honor of attending the opening of…

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Some Quiet Lessons Behind the Courage of Today’s Youth Leaders

A few weeks ago I had the honor of keynoting at the United Nations General Assembly to international educators about global citizen leaders. In that talk I shared Nick Kristof’s recent observation: “The person in Davos who I thought exhibited the most leadership was Malala Yousefzai …When the most mature leader around may be a…

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