October 22-23, 2014
Co-sponsored by the NC State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction, the 2014 K-12 Global Education Symposium addresses an important topic for North Carolina’s 21st century educators: “Moving North Carolina Forward.” This symposium offers general and concurrent sessions examining the world’s most pressing challenges and resources for integrating global themes across the curriculum. There will also be support for school-based teams to create an Action Plan for adding a global dimension to school and district initiatives. This program is designed for K-12 administrators and teachers in all disciplines, and educators will leave the program with strategies for helping their students learn about and with the world.
Homa Tavangar. Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of the widely-acclaimed, Random House/Ballantine Books release, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, named a “Best New Parenting Book” by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine, and hailed by national education and business leaders. She has worked with organizations ranging from the World Bank and USAID to Education First (EF), PBS Parents, Sprout TV, and Kidshealth.org. Prior to turning her sights to global education and parenting, Tavangar spent 20 years working in global competitiveness, organizational,and business and international development. Born in Iran, she also has lived in East and West Africa, South America and throughout the U.S. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths. An active volunteer in her local community near Philadelphia, she also serves on the board of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national organization protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence.
Patricia Willoughby. Patricia Nickens Willoughby was reappointed for a second term on the State Board of Education by Governor Bev Perdue in May 2009. Willoughby is a former classroom teacher and a former member of the School of Education faculty at Meredith College. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree in education from Meredith College. Willoughby served as State Superintendent of the NC Department of Public Instruction during 2004-05. She is formerly the executive director of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, a non-profit whose focus is K-12 education. As a Board member, Willoughby chairs the Healthy Responsible Students Committee.
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project and Web 2.0 Labs, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of several worldwide virtual events. He pioneered the use of social networking in education by creating the Classroom 2.0 social network in 2007, and he supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks, for professional development. For the last eight years, he has run a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education. He is also co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, and has been the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, the author of “Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education,” and was the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE). He has consulted for PBS, Intel, Blackboard, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Education, and others on educational technology and specifically on social networking.
Lucy Gray. Lucy Gray is an independent education consultant who advises a variety of non-profit institutions and businesses on 21st century learning initiatives. She brings over 20 years of experience and a passion for excellence to any endeavor. Known for her work ethic and professional generosity, she views technology and new media as essentials in facilitating educational and societal change. She began her career in the Chicago Public Schools as an elementary school teacher and more recently, she worked at the University of Chicago in a variety of roles related to educational technology. Her most recent position has been at the University’s Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education as an education technology specialist, and then as a consultant on a elementary science curriculum project. Among her varied professional interests, Gray is particularly interested in projects related to the design of learning environments, mobile learning, digital equity, information literacy, and global education.
Holly Carter. Holly Carter is the founder and executive director of BYkids. She began her career as a writer and editor at The New York Times and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Since then she lived in Korea as a Henry Luce Scholar and print and television journalist; produced the award-winning documentary, Margaret Sanger; co-founded North Carolina’s Full Frame Festival; served as a consultant for The After-School Corporation; produced the PBS series Media Matters; and most recently was the Executive Director of The Global Film Initiative.
Kim Hulse. Kim Hulse has been at the National Geographic Society since 1988, when she started working for the newly formed Geography Education Program. She currently helps develop the overall strategy for design and distribution of geography programs for teachers in the classroom, and instructional materials in geography for delivery through natgeoed.org, as well as experiences for students and their families in informal education settings. Hulse manages strategic partnerships and funding relationships to support these programs, and works on state and federal level policy initiatives to ensure support for the teaching and learning of geography in our nation’s schools. Hulse has a B.A. in geography from Dartmouth College and, before coming to the National Geographic Society, spent several years working on Capitol Hill as a state–federal relations assistant on education issues for the governor of Florida.
|Wednesday, October 22||Thursday, October 23|
|8:00||Registration and Continental Breakfast||8:00||Light Continental Breakfast|
Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View
Ronald Strauss, Executive Vice Provost
UNC at Chapel Hill
Rebecca Garland, Deputy State Superintendent NC Department of Public Instruction
|8:30||Technology and Global Learning
Steve Hargadon, Founder and Director
The Learning Revolution Project
Lucy Gray, Independent Education Consultant
|8:45||Growing Up Global – Learning that’s At Home in the World – for Everyone
Homa Tavangar, Education Advisor
Author, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World and
The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners
|9:45||Passport to the World through BYkids Films
Holly Carter, Founder and Executive Director BYkids, NYC
A new Public Television national series
2014 Clinton Global Initiative member
|10:00||Preparing North Carolina Students for the World
Patricia Willoughby, Member
NC State Board of Education
|10:40||Break (book signing with Homa Tavangar)||11:00||Geo-Education: Preparation for Life in an Interconnected World
Kim Hulse, Director Geography Education Programs & Education Policy Initiatives National Geographic Society
|11:00||Concurrent Sessions I: Global Education Strategies||12:00||Next Steps and Adjournment
Charlé LaMonica, Director
|1:15||Concurrent Sessions II: Global Education Strategies|
|2:35||Concurrent Sessions III: Global Education Strategies|
|3:45||Team Meetings on Action Plans/Curriculum Development OR
Alternate General Session, for those educators not in teams:
Globalizing Your Teaching: Introducing the “Globally Competent Teaching Continuum” Jocelyn Glazier, Jessie Montana Cain, Hillary Parkhouse, and Ariel Tichnor-Wagner
School of Education, UNC at Chapel Hill
|5:00||Reception Friday Center for Continuing Education|