Spotlight on Durham Tech: Preparing Students for the Global Workforce

DurhamTechTeamStudents today need to be prepared for the global workforce. And educators at Durham Technical College are focusing on meeting that need. On May 11, 2017, educators LaTonya Steele, Michele Parrish and Stephen Brooks from one of World View’s partners, Durham Tech, conducted research at UNC-Chapel Hill on preparing global modules entitled “Doing Business in Global Markets” and “Technology in Today’s Global World” for the classes they teach: Introduction to Business and Network and Security Foundation. This research is supported by a grant they received from World View funded by the Center for European Studies as part of the NC Global Distinction ProgramRead more ›

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Global Education Event for Classrooms – Get #GirlConnected

GirlConnectedMay 18, 2017
1:30-2:30 pm EST

Looking for a great end-of-the-school-year classroom activity? Join Women and Girls Lead for a Q&A with film subject Michelle Buyaki Nyatichi and filmmaker Koen Suidgeest from Girl Connected – a powerful documentary film about five inspiring girl leaders from five countries around the world.

1. WATCH: Organize a free screening (or assign as homework!) anytime before May 18. Use the free Engagement Toolkit for discussion and activity ideas. Want to send questions in advance? Use hashtag #GirlConnected on Facebook or Twitter, or email us directly!

2.SIGN UP: RSVP on the OVEE platform to get reminders and more information about the event. Test out the connection you will be using on May 18 to make sure you can access the platform with your firewall settings.

3. JOIN: Log in from 1:30-2:30pm EST May 18 and join the conversation with Michelle and Koen. Learn more about the Girl Connected Story Project and how you can record your own story using the StoryCorps App!

Click here for more information.

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Resources for Teaching Europe from the Center for European Studies

CESTeaching the EU Toolkits  |  K-12 Teachers
Download the Teaching the EU Toolkits, lesson plans + resources for teaching about contemporary Europe! Sponsored by the Delegation of the European Union to the US. If you would like hard copies mailed to your school free of charge, contact Noel Bynum.

Would your school or institution benefit from free professional development on contemporary Europe?
If your school or institution would like content rejuvenation on contemporary Europe, please reach out to us and let us know! We’d love to bring researchers to your school to present on the European Union, contemporary Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.  Contact Noel Bynum for information on hosting an EU2U! Speaker

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New Resources from the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

New Curriculum Resource on the Guatemalan Genocide
Video: “The Beauty of Resistance”

This video was created by UNC undergraduate student Caitlyn McHale, under the guidance of Rachel Schaevitz, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Humanities, in collaboration with the UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas and the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  It was designed with a high school audience in mind and features UNC Professor Emilio del Valle Escalante and Duke Mellon Visiting Professor and Human Rights Activist Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj.  The video examines the history of violence against the indigenous Maya people of Guatemala and how they have historically and continue to resist the multiple and brutal forms of state oppression.

Latin American & Caribbean Lending Library
The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers a Latin American & Caribbean Lending Library with sets of books available for K-12 level instruction free of cost. Educators may check out entire collections for one semester at a time.  Through these collections, the Consortium hopes to encourage global awareness and provide exposure to Latin American and Caribbean cultures.  For more information, please visit the lending library webpage.  On this page you will find information about each of the available book collections, as well as a link to the request form.  **Requests for the fall and spring semesters 2017-2018 are currently being accepted.**

Check out the Consortium’s revamped website!
Browse an array of resources, programs, and support for educators seeking to integrate Latin American and Caribbean content into the classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Chávez, Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Outreach Coordinator.

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EARTH DAY 2017 – Environmental and Climate Literacy

earthdayEach year for the last 46 years, Earth Day – April 22nd – signifies the anniversary of the modern environmental movement and has become an annual event where activities are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  Earth Day’s 2017 theme is “Environmental and Climate Literacy” and the goal is to achieve global climate and environmental literacy by Earth Day 2020.  Learn more about Earth Day 2017, and ways to get involved by visiting the official Earth Day website. Read more ›

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World View Congratulates 2016–2017 Global Education Leaders

041517_GELP1On April 7, World View graduated 25 educators from its 2016–2017 Global Education Leaders Program, which seeks to help educators in leadership positions plan and implement programs that will increase global understanding by faculty and students in their schools, districts and colleges. The program, broken into four sessions from September 2016 to April 2017, brought together educational leaders from across the state for intensive study, analysis and discussion of global issues that impact students and communities.

Participants were led by expert university faculty—Tim Flood, Jennifer Ho, Cori Dauber, Robin Dorff, Charles Kurzman, Gary Marks, Michael Tsin, Niklaus Steiner and Mark McNeilly—to explore global issues and to develop goals to increase global competence.

World View would like to congratulate all the educators in the 2016–2017 class and extend a special congratulations to the class representatives for the 2016–2017 Global Education Leaders Program, who were elected in a vote and will represent their class on the World View Advisory Board.  Glenn Reed from Onslow County Schools will represent K-12 educators and Abbe Allen from Sandhills Community College will represent community college educators.

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Latin America and North Carolina and Stories of Africa Seminars: Thank You!

World View would like to thank all the presenters, exhibitors, volunteers and especially the educators who made our March seminars a success!

041517_LANCOur Latin America and North Carolina seminar sought to help educators address the unique opportunities that the growing Latinx population brings to North Carolina classrooms. Presenters delved into the history, politics, arts and culture of Latin America and learned about model programs for understanding and supporting Latinx students and families.


Stories of Africa: Connected Over Time and Across the Globe041517_SA highlighted the diversity of lived experiences within the continent of Africa. The goal was for educators to learn something new about the continent of Africa or challenge an existing belief, articulate at least one example of how Africa is connected over time or across the globe and identify a global issue that impacts Africa and is relevant to the educational community.

We appreciate the thoughtful conversations and interactions that educators engaged in during the sessions. Thank you for your commitment to global education!


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World View Welcomes Holly Loranger

holly-lorangerWorld View welcomes our new assistant director, Holly Loranger, who began work on March 20. As World View’s Assistant Director, Holly leads professional development programs across the state of North Carolina to inspire global educators and to enhance global curricula.

Holly received her B.A. in anthropology and sociology from the University of Notre Dame and her Master’s in teaching secondary social studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. Holly worked in adult education at several community colleges before joining Chapel Hill High School as a social studies teacher for 16 years. She earned National Board Certification in secondary social studies and history in 2013. In 2012, she was named Chapel Hill High School Teacher of the Year and Chapel Hill–Carrboro City Schools Honor Teacher. Read more ›

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Virtual Cultural Festival on April 21. Sign your class up today!

CNBring the world to your students by participating in Carolina Navigator’s Virtual Cultural Festival on Friday, APRIL 21ST! All sessions are FREE and open to all K-12 teachers and students.

Presenters are UNC students who have international expertise. Sign up for the session(s) you’re interested in and Carolina Navigator’s will email you the link to join next week’s session! 


  • SESSION #1 (10-11 AM): “The History of India” with Navigator Sneha (Presentation recommended for upper elementary and/or secondary students, and Q & A for all K-12 students)
  • SESSION #2 (11 AM-12 PM): “The Former Yugoslavia” with “Q & A on Austria and Hungary” with Navigator Sylvia (Presentation recommended for secondary students, 8th-12th grade, and Q & A for all K-12 students)
  • SESSION #3 (12:15-1:15 PM): “Sports in China” with Navigator Sian (Recommended for K-12 students)
  • SESSION #4 (1:30-2:30 PM): “Music in Italy” with Navigator Emma (Recommended for K-12 students)

More information:

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Forsyth Tech Graduating First Global Distinction Scholar

ftcc-logoForsyth Technical Community College is proud of its accomplishments and is excited to announce Irene Bantigue as the community college’s first graduate in the Global Scholar of Distinction (GSD) Program. She will graduate on May 9, 2017. Irene is the current president of Forsyth Tech’s Student Government Association and when asked of her future goals, Irene replied, “In the future, I plan on double-majoring in International Studies and Economics, so the Global Scholar of Distinction Program for me was a perfect complement to my academic ventures. Also, I am thankful for the GSD Program because the intercultural activities and immersion made me realize I want to concentrate on refugee/immigration policy, and hopefully pursue a career where I can better advocate for these groups.” Carol Hayes, the program coordinator at Forsyth Tech noted how proud the college is of Irene and that she has served as a great ambassador to help promote global awareness and the GSD Program. Hayes also noted that Irene is leading the way and Forsyth Tech has eleven more global scholars slated to graduate by Spring 2018.

Forsyth Technical Community College launched the Global Scholar of Distinction (GSD) Program in Fall 2016.  According to Hayes, “World View has played an integral part in providing valuable training and resources to globalize curriculum and increase faculty and student involvement through seminars and the Global Education Leaders Program. We have over 70 globalized course sections being offered in Fall 2017 and are looking to work with faculty this summer to globalize curriculum in Health Technologies, Business and Administration, Human Services, and even welding”. For more information on the Global Scholar of Distinction Program at Forsyth Tech please click here.

The NC GLOBAL DISTINCTION initiative is a collaboration between North Carolina community colleges and UNC at Chapel Hill to globalize the curriculum and increase faculty and student involvement in global issues, activities and dialogue. This initiative is developing a state and national model of best practices for internationalizing the curriculum and campus programs.

Thank you to Carol Hayes for submitting the article highlighting the success of the global distinction program at Forsyth Tech.

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