Category Archives: Professional Development

12 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom: Creating a Global Classroom

(This post originally appeared on EdWeek.com’s Global Learning Blog here.) I met my co-author on Twitter. We hit it off in a series of 140-character communications, where we realized we shared similar values, a vision of bringing global education into classrooms, and that our expertise was complementary. We never met until our book was 90…

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Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day

(Note: This piece was originally published on Edutopia here) During the first Earth Day in 1970, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protestors took to Central Park in New York and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia calling for peace on earth. Today, the movement has grown substantially and quietly, shifting attention toward the science documenting alarming…

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Example of a Professional Development Workshop – Full Day Program for NYSAIS

Workshop Title: “Launching a Life-Long Process of Global Learning & Citizenship: Best Practices from Growing Up Global for Classroom Engagement” I’ve had the honor of working with schools across the country on globalizing their curriculum, helping teachers gain confidence, tools and vision for bringing global experiences and mindset into their classroom, and even talking to…

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BIG DAY: New Book is Published!

It’s the official publication day of my new, co-authored book, The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners! Becky Morales and I have been living and breathing this project for the last 2+ years and it feels GOOD to see it come to fruition.  We have a website for the book here: globaledtoolkit.com, and our publisher,…

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Making Experiential Learning Real With the Out of Eden Walk

I’ve been immersed in the learning possibilities around the Out of Eden Walk, thanks to my work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the dedicated, inspiring work of Paul Salopek, 2-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and National Geographic fellow.  I documented some of the many learning opportunities that arise thanks to this amazing project…

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An Exciting Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Here’s the info sent to teachers in various networks about our @PulitzerCenter Workshop: ATTENTION Philadelphia-area K-12 TEACHERS! Join us for a UNIQUE (AND FREE!) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting IS COMING TO PHILADELPHIA! WHEN: November 7, 2013. 4:30 – 7 pm (Dinner will be provided) WHERE: Independence Charter School – 1600…

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