|Design Thinking and Service Learning for a Universal Core Global Education
Barbara Edwards, AIG Specialist, Heather Shannon, Media Coordinator at Northwoods Park Middle and Erin Holland, Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitator, Onslow County Schools
Plan your interdisciplinary core instruction through design thinking! Globalize learning while simultaneously empowering students through service-based learning, helping them discover their purpose in the world.
|Skype in the Classroom
Denise Collins, Sachelle Dorencamp and Lucretia Gray, Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitators, Onslow County Schools
Join us as we delve into an online community where educators can connect with other educators and experts virtually to “inspire the next generation of global citizens.” Skype offers five exciting ways to bring the world into your classroom: Virtual Field Trips, Skype Lessons, Skype Collaborations, Mystery Skype and Guest Speakers. Expand the walls of your classroom through Skype!
|Integrating Global Competencies through Group Instruction in Music
Joli Brooks, Ryan Mould and Zachary Cummings, Jacksonville High Music Department, Onslow County Schools
The development of global knowledge is not a new trend in the arts – it has always been an integral part of arts education. Music provides a medium through which students experience global instruction that is exciting and engaging. Through globally-focused instruction in music, students learn to value diversity in the arts across time, place and cultures. This session will include carefully selected materials to fuel globally-focused activities that can be adapted for a variety of grade levels and settings.
Brent Anderson, Director of Secondary and Instructional Leadership Services and Susanne Long, Director of Curriculum, Research and Global Development Services, Onslow County Schools
Today’s students are using technology to reach a wide audience. However, are we really teaching students how to impact the world and how to be globally minded and socially competent citizens? This session will delve into service learning standards, tech tools to foster digital literacy and problem solving through a global lens.
|Exploring the Path Toward Earning the Global Educator Digital Badge
Lisa Brewer, Instructional Coach at Jacksonville Commons Middle, Onslow County Schools
In this session, the focus will be on the processes that lead to obtaining the NC Global Educator Digital Badge. Information will be shared on requirements, submission, demonstration of unit development in Schoolnet and a close look at a completed Capstone project: Sustainability Through Keyhole Gardening.
|Project Based Learning
Michael Elder, Director of Academic Innovation and Gifted Services, Onslow County Schools
Cultivating the learning experience by moving projects out of the desert and into the heart of student engagement is the driving force of planning and instruction. Come share your personal experiences and explore existing structures as well as a variety of resources to support implementation.
|Exploring Options and Expanding Understanding in Science
Nicole Martin, Science Teacher at Northside High and Michelle Chadwick, Coordinator of Academic Innovation and Gifted Services, Onslow County Schools
Engage students with authentic learning experiences; expose students to societal, political, economic and ethical issues relevant to today’s world. How does a teacher take a simple standard and expand it to be more than just memorization of facts? Explore a variety of avenues that inspire students to expand classroom learning and apply it on a multitude of levels. Learn instructional practices that incorporate challenges for solving for personal, community and even global issues, fostering the growth of caring, concerned citizens.
|Creating the Vision: Developing Teacher and Administrative Leaders
Michelle Baker, Assistant Principal at Southwest Middle, Amanda Reopelle, Assistant Principal at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet and Katherine Fitzgerald, Teacher at Swansboro High, Onslow County Schools
Interested in identifying staff and student goals for global competency while also developing your leadership potential? Come check out our session on creating a comprehensive global vision and simultaneously developing your skills as a leader, preparing students for college and career readiness.
|What’s the Connection Between PBIS and Cultural Responsiveness?
Carol Appleyard, Instructional Coach, Onslow County Schools
PBIS is all about a framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best academic and behavioral practices, including being culturally sensitive and responsive. This session will delve into strategies and provide a district overview of current available data to drive future instruction.
|Exploring International-Mindedness through the IB Lens
Donna Lynch, Instructional Coach and Angela Garland, Principal at Northwoods Park Middle, Onslow County Schools
As we have become more connected globally, there is a great need to bring international-mindedness from outside to inside our classrooms. This session explores best practices within the International Baccalaureate Programme that can engage students to demonstrate their commitment to making a difference within and beyond the school community. By addressing international-mindedness in all classrooms, not just IB classrooms, a school-wide effort to enhance international-responsiveness can be achieved.
|Making a World of Difference: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom
Brittany Norman, Military Transition Program Coordinator, Onslow County Schools
Do you consider yourself culturally competent? Sure, you may be aware of your students’ cultural background, but do you know how to interact cross-culturally? Research tells us that the cultural competence of adults is connected to student achievement. Come learn the secrets of culturally responsive teaching and discover ways to foster relationships, respect and student engagement throughout your classroom and school.
|Explicit Instruction Doesn’t Equal Dry and Boring: Four Instructional Delivery Strategies for All Learners
Angie Cloninger, MTSS Consultant Southeast Area, Integrated Academic and Behavior Systems Support, NCDPI
Core instruction is the instruction all students receive every day in academic, behavior and social-emotional skills. Effective core instruction results in most students reaching grade level standards and expectations with core alone. This session presents four strategies which, when implemented with fidelity, will strengthen your core to impact achievement for all.
|Understanding the Reading/ELA Standards in a Global Context
Dr. Mark Bulris, Director of Title I and Literacy Services, Onslow County Schools
This session will examine the current NC Standard Course of Study for English Language Arts and explore opportunities for providing standards-aligned instruction with a global perspective.
|The Project Based Learning and Globalization Connection
Lorraine Jackson, Social Studies Teacher, Onslow County Learning Center, Onslow County Schools
Come check out the who, what and how of PBL at the Onslow Learning Center! The connection between PBL and globalization has impacted every student and taken student engagement to a whole new level.
|Differentiating Instruction Through a Global Lens
Dr. Lesley Eason, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services and Continuous Improvement, Onslow County Schools
Differentiation – what exactly does that look like through the global lens? This session will walk you through strategies tied to the standards that can make all the difference in your delivery of instruction.
| ACCESS 2.0 – What’s the Buzz?
Lisa Thompson, Director of Accountability and Academic Improvement Services, Onslow County Schools
Need to know more about using data to inform instruction for English language learners? This session will provide practical hands-on guidance and next steps for instructional leaders.
|Utilizing Digital Resources to Teach Today’s Europe
Noel Bynum, International Education Program Coordinator, Center for European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
As a US National Resource Center and an EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, CES offers a variety of free and public access digital resources to help teach about contemporary European studies and the European Union. This session will cover resources offered by our center like our Teaching the EU Toolkits, as well as other open access databases that are free or low-cost for teachers. We will also give some general guidelines and strategies about how to integrate these resources in interesting and practical ways that will make material dynamic and interesting for students.
|Going “Beyond the Single Story” with Carolina Navigators
Elizabeth Bucrek, Program Manager and Instructor, Carolina Navigators, UNC-Chapel Hill
In this interactive session, you will learn how Carolina Navigators makes it easy for you to go “beyond the single stories” of countries and cultures in your classroom. An innovative service-learning program, Navigators works with UNC-Chapel Hill students with international expertise to create FREE global education resources for K-14 educators and students across the state. Participants will go on a virtual and hands-on tour of available global education resources and participate in a model activity.
| Take Action: K-12 Service Learning
Elizabeth Bucrek, Program Manager and Instructor, Carolina Navigators, UNC-Chapel Hill
According to the Asia Society, globally competent students are able to perform four competencies, including “take action to improve conditions, viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.” In this session, participants will learn about online resources, partnerships and teaching ideas that they can use in order to do global service learning activities and projects in their classrooms and communities. In addition, they will come away with strategies for educating for global competence, and for teaching service learning.
|Teaching about the Middle East: Strategies and Resources
Emma Harver, Program/Outreach Coordinator, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
The Middle East is a beautiful and complex region with a rich history and cultural diversity, and it is impacted by ongoing economic, social and political changes. In this session, we will share various resources and strategies for teaching about the Middle East. Teachers will also learn about programs offered by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
|The Power of Art: Focusing on Global Economics and Environment
Jenny Marvel, Head of School and Community Programs, The Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill
During this interactive session, participants will investigate works of art from the Ackland Art Museum’s collection and consider the ways that environmental and economic forces affect us locally and globally. Participants will walk away with teaching ideas to use with students in the classroom.
|Integrating Latin American & Caribbean Content into the Classroom
Emily Chavez, Outreach Program Coordinator, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
In this session, educators will learn about resources for the classroom provided by the UNC-Duke Consortium’s Outreach Program and the Latino Migration Project at UNC-Chapel Hill, including the New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Oral Histories, the Américas Award books, curriculum resource guides on the African Diaspora and more. We will also discuss the relevance and importance of integrating multicultural and multi-perspective resources such as these.
|Global Educator Digital Badge: NCEES Connections
Helga Fasciano, Special Assistant for Global Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Global education is already part of the NC educator’s annual evaluation rubric. Participants will explore the global awareness references contained in the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness System rubrics. Resources and activities for global education instructional practices in the classroom will be shared.
|Fostering Global Awareness: Connections to the NC Standard Course of Study
Helga Fasciano, Special Assistant for Global Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
A global educator has the ability to embed opportunities for students to frame, analyze, communicate and respond to issues of global significance through instructional practices that meet the content standards and foster students’ global awareness. This session will focus on the global education connections found in the Standard Course of Study and how to embed those global opportunities for students. Resources will be shared.
|CHAMPS (Children Against Mines Program)
Kimberly McCasland, Vice President of Children’s Programs and Victims Assistance, Marshall Legacy Institute/CHAMPS and MDD (Mine Detection Dog) Yankee
CHAMPS is an educational outreach program that engages students in the global effort to rid the world of landmines. The program raises awareness about landmines and gives students the chance to make a difference in the world! Students within the U.S. also connect with students in mine-affected countries to promote global citizenship and cultural exchange. This is “children helping children” to make a real difference in the lives of others and in the world!
|Supporting New Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families
Susan Catapano, Professor and International Coordinator, Watson College of Education, UNC-Wilmington
This session will share research on what classroom teachers need to know and understand about new immigrant and refugee children and families entering their classrooms. Also included are ideas and tips for supporting students and families as they navigate the PreK-12 system, strategies for helping children adjust to life in a new country, ideas for things beyond the classroom to consider and discussion about promising practices.
|Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression by Indigenous Youth in Guatemala
Donna DeGennaro, Professor of Educational Leadership and Founder/Director of Unlocking Silent Histories, UNC-Wilmington and USH
Unlocking Silent Histories (USH), a global nonprofit, employs an innovative pedagogical model that simultaneously addresses the digital divide, culturally relevant learning and social justice education. While the end products of the project are youth-produced films, this initiative strategically addresses the complex and interrelated disparities among education, technology and leadership access in Indigenous communities. Unlocking Silent Histories is designed to honor Indigenous knowledge and traditions by immediately including youth in defining what and how they learn as well as what films they will create. Participants in this session will learn how USH originated and the role that youth play in shaping and reshaping USH. In addition, the audience will engage in conversation around our “curriculum” guide and toolkit materials, walking away with an understanding of how the USH learning model facilitates youth-directed learning and leadership.
|STEAM AHEAD: Unleashing Creative and Technical Innovation for a Global Marketplace
Cindy Edwards, President, 17blue Digital Agency and Chair, Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts
The session will touch on forecasts and pose key questions for STEM, STEAM and creative economy in North Carolina, the United States and global markets. What will innovation look like in tomorrow’s workplace? As creativity and technology converge in the face of global opportunities and threats, what new skills will set leaders apart in cross-cultural settings?
|Meet the Showboat
Marcia Kim Robinson Sincox, Museum Services Director, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
This session features an entertaining presentation on the Battleship, her mission and crew. She was a floating city and engineering wonder. Located in Wilmington, she is the closest most of us will ever get to a WWII battlefield. Presentation will include artifacts and archival material. Come learn more about this “exotic” resource close to home as well as classroom connections.
|How to Globalize Your Classroom with Stories from Around the World
Chadd McGlone, Executive Director, Teachers2Teachers Global
Participants will investigate the question, “What does it mean to teach from global, cultural and individual perspectives?” We will then define these perspectives and discuss how teachers can integrate them into classes. Participants will explore the lives of people from around the world and the ways educators have connected lessons to the cultures of their students with positive results. These activities are especially effective in math and science classrooms.
|Cultures, Critters and Community
Yvonne Ketchum and Lara Stiles, Teachers, Carolina Forest International Elementary, Onslow County Schools
In Cultures, Critters and Communities, participants will be provided a unit to help lower primary grade students understand the interconnectedness within and between communities worldwide. The study of South African cultures, wildlife and physical geography serves as the focal point for students’ developing awareness of their own cultures and their responsibilities within the local community. The beautiful diversity evident in South African cultures and landscapes invites children to reflect upon the rich diversity in their own communities and how people work to protect vulnerable and endangered species.
|Math with a Global Flair
Jennifer Smith, Teacher at Dixon Elementary and Heather Findeisen, Assistant Principal at Bell Fork Elementary, Onslow County Schools
Looking for strategies to infuse global education in math? Come check out these engaging ideas that will increase mathematical understanding while developing 21st century skills and global awareness. You will leave with strategies and materials to bring math and global education alive in your classroom.
|Designing Authentic Assessments
Angie Dutton, Instructional Intervention Coordinator, Onslow County Schools
The focus of this session is making connections between content standards and student ownership of learning. Explore how authentic tasks and assessments can increase student engagement and achievement, as well as develop global citizens.
|Growing a Global Growth Mindset
Melonie Shepard, Reading Specialist at Carolina Forest International Elementary and Shelly Kleist, Third Grade Teacher at Dixon Elementary, Onslow County Schools
Using the Growth Mindset model we can grow our capacity to learn and solve problems within our global society. Having a growth mindset means understanding that intelligence can be developed. Practical, hands-on easy to implement ideas and strategies will be shared.
|Building Islamic Cultural Competencies through Elementary Arts and Literature Instruction
Janae Copeland, K-5 Music Teacher at Stateside Elementary, Onslow County Schools
This session will highlight the work of the elementary-level teachers who participated in the Global Islam and the Arts Teaching Fellowship sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies during the 2016-17 school year. Through the sharing of lessons and resources, the presenters will highlight ways in which components of Islamic culture can be authentically integrated into instructions through the arts and the use of literature.
|The World of Text Sets!
Jennifer Hardy, Sixth Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher and AIG Enrichment Teacher at Southwest Middle, Onslow County Schools
In this session, you will learn about developing text sets and literacy strategies that support a close engagement with text. You will explore how conceptualizing text sets with an intentional line of inquiry can bring relevant real world connections.
|Making Innovation Happen! STEM, PBL and Makerspaces in the Global Classroom
Dave Marriott, Teacher and Wendy Craig, Visual Art Teacher at Stateside Elementary, Onslow County Schools
Makerspaces are finally transitioning from the private sector to schools all across the globe! A Makerspace is a place where education can truly become individualized and reach the needs and interests of each student. With these innovative spaces you can engage students in science, arts, design thinking, engineering, coding and so much more. Participants will create and take part in activities used within our curriculum and discuss the planning and coordination necessary to transform your teaching. We will finish this session with a short Q&A in order to offer advice and encouragement.
|What Does Student Leadership Have to Do with Global?
Lisa Godwin, North Carolina Teacher of the Year and Glenn Reed, Principal at Dixon Elementary, Onslow County Schools
Using the NCDPI Global-Ready Rubric and Covey resources, participants will walk through activities and scenarios in order to successfully integrate two distinct programs seamlessly into one school-wide theme and driving force in order to achieve total school improvement and culture renewal.
|Unlocking a World of Vocabulary
Kristen Puzino, Instructional Coach, Onslow County Schools
The session will focus on vocabulary instruction through a global lens. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Key concepts will target three significant aspects teachers need to be aware of and focus on: form, meaning and use.
|Conscientious Consumerism: A UN Sustainable Development Goals Unit for Elementary Learners
Elizabeth O. Crawford, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, UNC-Wilmington
How can teachers engage children in learning and caring about complex, interconnected issues in their communities and in the world? This session explores the design and field testing of a curriculum project on consumerism between elementary classrooms located in North Carolina, Texas, Abu Dhabi and Finland. Using a humane education lens, “Conscientious Consumerism: Making ‘Most Good’ Choices for Our Shared Planet,” investigates with children the production cycle and true cost of everyday goods, from smartphones to fast food and fast fashion. Attendees will learn about opportunities for incorporating global collaborative projects in the curriculum on issues aligned with academic content and standards.
Amanda Bowers, Spanish Teacher and Teresa Murphy, Visual Art Teacher at Swansboro High, Onslow County Schools
Integrate visual arts and Spanish in order to make global connections and demonstrate team teaching! Explore Spanish cultures by teaching students about the styles of Spanish artists. This session will help kids connect with art and learn Spanish vocabulary in order to integrate global connections.
|2030: The World’s Largest Lesson
Rhonda Jeffrey, Instructional Coach at Hunters Creek Middle, Cara Jackson, AIG Specialist and Christy Torres and Kelly Mitchell, Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitators, Onslow County Schools
Long ago last year, in a school 10 miles away, we began a journey to activate global purpose for our students. The United Nations set seventeen goals to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. This may sound like fiction, but we made it real for our students. Sit back, relax and let us guide you through our experience and empower you to teach the world’s largest lesson! #nospoilers
|Anthems Around Our World
Dr. Lisa Peele, Director of Cultural Initiatives, Onslow County Schools
What does a nation’s anthem tell you about a country and its people? Do the lyrics give you any insight into what is important to that nation? There is plenty of music with substance that is relatively short in length and that serves as anthems for nations around the globe. Let’s take a world music tour and discover how we are all the same, as well as how we differ.
|Expanding Learning Opportunities via Virtual Connections
Vikki Childress, Director of Innovative Schools, Onslow County Schools
Onslow County Schools opened a virtual academy for high school students this past spring. This session will give a brief overview of why school districts should consider virtual education and how it can be individualized to meet the unique and diverse needs of student populations, as well as how to start a program and the lessons we’ve learned in year one.
|Encouraging Global Citizenship and Civil Dialogue Using Deliberation in the Classroom
Paul Bonnici, Special Projects Coordinator, Carolina K-12, UNC-Chapel Hill
Do you want your students to better understand and appreciate global perspectives – as well as become critical thinkers? This session will focus on how to teach the skills of civic deliberation using a structured, small group process for reading, deep discussion and critical thinking regarding controversial global issues. Participate in a deliberation and learn how to access free online lesson plans that will help your students become better thinkers and readers.
|Leading in a Globally Minded World
Dr. Helen Gross, Principal at Swansboro Middle, Virginia Campos, Principal Fellow at East Carolina University
This session focuses on standards-based connections to building, leading, observing and coaching educators in order to produce college and career ready students.