2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics – Information and Resources for Your Classroom

The 2018 Winter Olympics will officially begin with opening ceremonies on Friday, February 9th in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Athletes from 90 nations around the world (including Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia and Singapore – marking their Winter Olympics debuts) will compete in 102 events across 15 sport disciplines. For three weeks, viewers from across the world will tune in and witness a truly global event.  Read more ›

Join our team! World View is hiring.

World View seeks a highly organized individual with a background and interest in global studies, education, public relations and travel abroad experience to serve as full-time Administrative Services Coordinator. The individual should be committed to World View’s mission of working with K-12 and community college educators to develop a global perspective. Candidate should possess a professional demeanor for working with faculty, administrators, and educators.

For more information, visit the UNC Employment website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133504

All applications must be submitted online through the UNC Office of Human Resources website by the posted closing date, January 17, 2018.

World View also has an opening for a full-time Associate Director. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and executing professional development programs both on-site in Chapel Hill and off-site at colleges across the state. The Associate Director will work with North Carolina community colleges, North Carolina K-12 educators, UNC faculty and administrators, national resource centers at UNC and Duke, the North Carolina Community College System and global education leaders across the state and country to create programs and services that globalize North Carolina community colleges and schools.

This position contributes to the daily operations of the department by working collaboratively with other World View staff to develop quality programming, to provide guidance to staff on policies and procedures, to contribute to grant proposals and any necessary UNC reporting documents. The Associate Director will also assist the Director in fundraising and other tasks assigned by the Director.

This person specifically develops and implements strategies for recruiting new community college partners, engages current partners, and markets programs by traveling around the state giving presentations, consulting with global education committees, faculty and key administrations.

For more information visit the UNC-Chapel Hill Employment website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133779

All applications must be submitted online through the UNC Office of Human Resources website by the posted closing date, January 29, 2018

World View Offers Scholarships for Spring Seminars

World View is committed to ensuring accessibility to our programs for all North Carolina K-12 and community college educators and is offering scholarships to four educators to attend a March seminar of their choosing.

The 2018 James L. Peacock Scholarship will be presented to one (1) K-12 or community college educator who has attended a World View professional development program during the 2016-17 or 2017-18 academic years and has demonstrated a commitment to bringing the world to North Carolina students. Past program participation can include attendance at a symposium, seminar, workshop, online course, leadership program or study visit abroad.

Also in Spring 2018, World View will offer two (2) additional scholarships to North Carolina K-12 or community college educators to attend a World View March 2018 seminar of their choice.  The following spring seminars will be offered:

March 20-21: Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom
March 21-22: East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations

More information, including the application process and past recipients can be found here.

Deadline for submission is February 1, 2018. Recipient will be notified by February 15, 2018.

New 2018 international tests will measure global competence

Pisa tests, international assessments that help measure global education standards, will begin testing for teenagers’ “global competence” in addition to their reading, math and science abilities. The tests are run every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which has set out new guidelines for how it will measure global competence next year.

The tests are “intended to find out how well young people can understand other people’s views and cultures, how they can look beyond the partisan echo chamber of social media and distinguish reliable evidence.” The OECD claims that by measuring global competence, it can help legitimize the importance of teaching tolerance and understanding, which can work to combat disengagement, ignorance and hatred. In turn, students will be prepared for the global economy and able to work with people from different cultures.

To learn more about the types of questions that will be included in the assessment and the values that the OECD is promoting, read the BBC article “Global education rankings to measure tolerance” by Sean Coughlan. And check out our website to find out more about our spring seminar, Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom.

Upcoming Buddhism in NC Local Study Visit 

Join World View in Chapel Hill on Friday, January 26th for an experiential learning opportunity focused on Buddhism in North Carolina.
World View is pleased to offer Buddhism in North Carolina, a local study tour for K-12 and community college educators, co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum. Limited spaces are available and will be filled on a rolling basis. Read more ›

High school educators: Encourage students to apply for the 2018 Young Innovators Program

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Innovators Program.

What is the Young Innovators Program?

The Young Innovators Program is an eight-week paid summer internship for high school students offered by the Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interns work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns may work on developing new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV and much more. Read more ›

Teaching Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th the world commemorates the Holocaust. It’s a relatively new day of international remembrance – the UN designated it in 2005 – and it falls on the date of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.

It’s also a learning opportunity. Through teaching about the Holocaust, educators can help students examine questions of morality, democracy, human rights, prejudice and racism, diversity, power and genocide. Read more ›

Acclaimed Galician Bagpiper and Scholar Introduces the World Through the Arts

Cristina Pato is an internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper and has performed with orchestras around the world in Europe, India, China, Korea and Mexico. Pato and her quartet were recently featured in the fall performance series at the Carolina Performing Arts Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.  By the end of the magical evening, Pato had the whole audience dancing la muiñeira, a typical Galician dance that is normally accompanied by music from a bagpipe known as the gaita. Most of the songs that she performed with her Quartet were from her latest album called Latina. Read more ›

College of the Albemarle Joins the NC Global Distinction Network

College of the Albemarle (COA) is World View’s newest community college partner to participate in the North Carolina Global Distinction (NCGD) Program. They’ve committed to emphasize teaching about global issues and world regions to prepare students to work in a global economy and live in an interconnected world. Dean Roughton, COA’s Dean of Arts and Science and Secondary Education, said, “A broad knowledge of other countries and cultures is important for citizens in today’s global community. In addition, employers increasingly seek globally competent/aware employees.” Read more ›

Apply for CES’s EU in NC Study Tour for Educators

On January 25-26, 2018, the Center for European Studies will host a EU in NC Study Tour open to K-12, community college and HBCU/MSI educators. This is an intensive two-day study tour focused on “The European Union Today: The EU as a Global and Local Actor” and “The European Union Citizen: Issues Facing the Contemporary European” on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The study tour will include meetings, discussions and interactive sessions with interdisciplinary faculty experts and great food! There are no enrollment fees. Travel expenses for the study tour (hotel stay, mileage and substitute teacher costs) will be covered by CES. The priority deadline to apply is December 15th; selected recipients will be notified shortly after. To find more information about the Study Tour or to submit an application click here.