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August 11, 2016

Location: Ragsdale High School, 1000 Lucy Ragsdale Drive,
Jamestown, NC

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Cost: Free for World View’s K-12 partners

CEU/PDCH: 1 CEU will be awarded upon completion of the program study guide.

Our one-day workshop is held at a different North Carolina school campus each year specifically for World View Partners. This program will help kick-off your new school year with an introduction to 21st century global issues and global education. This workshop is for every teacher, no matter the subject area or the grade level. Teachers also will have the opportunity to learn new classroom teaching strategies for integrating global content into their curriculum.

The program is free for participants attending from Partner schools and districts.* Guilford County participants can register here. Non-Guilford County Partners can register here. Space available until full.

*Educators from non-World View Partner schools and districts interested in attending the Aug 11 event, please call World View.




stephen hancockSTEPHEN HANCOCK is an associate professor of multicultural education in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte, where he also serves as the assistant director of the Urban Education Collaborative. He is an International Visiting Professor at the Pedagogische Hocshule in Ludwigsburg, Germany, where he teaches courses in diversity and globalization. Hancock’s research interest supports the culture of reading for young children, constructive academic relationships in multiethnic classrooms, image and identity of teachers and critical autoethnographic research methodologies and theory. His work has been published in Urban Education,Teacher Education and Practice, The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and The Harvard Educational Review.


spires_hiller-9815-Hillers-Favorite1-848x476 (2)HILLER SPIRES is a Professor of Literacy and Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the College of Education at NC State University. She served as the founding director of The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation from 2002-2006 and currently serves as FI Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Spires received NC State’s Outstanding Alumni Award in Outreach and Service for providing professional development seminars for K-12 teachers in NC.  An award winning and well published faculty member, Dr. Spires, studies the integration of emerging technologies in order to illustrate research-based, best practices for digital literacy learning. She conducts research in the area of game-based literacies and learning on the NSF-funded project, Crystal Island, and co-directs the Friday Institute’s New Literacies Collaborative ( She also coordinates the New Literacies & Global Learning program, including the K-12 Literacy Cohort. She is currently helping create a state-of-the-art school in Suzhou, China. Spires received her Ph.D. in literacy education with a cognate in English from the University of South Carolina.


7:45 – 8:30am REGISTRATION
8:30 – 9:00am WELCOME
Stephen Hancock, Associate Professor and Assistant Director
The Urban Education Collaborative
College of Education
UNC Charlotte
10:00 – 10:15am BREAK
12:20 – 1:30PM LUNCH (provided)
2:30 – 2:45pm BREAK
Hiller Spires, Professor and Senior Research Fellow
College of Education
NC State University
Charlé LaMonica, Director
World View
UNC-Chapel Hill


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Creative Problem Solving with Art
Jenny Marvel, Manager of School and Community Programs, Ackland Art Museum UNC-Chapel Hill
During this interactive session, participants will use the Ackland’s collection as evidence of problem solving, learning directly from the objects about how artists create innovative solutions to complex problems. Participants will engage in their own problem solving experiences and will walk away with teaching ideas for the classroom.
Fostering Cultural Competency Through Digital Storytelling
Carina Cordero Brossy, Outreach Specialist, World View
Throughout history humans have practiced the art of storytelling as a way to communicate information and ideas. Because we are hardwired to relate to stories, digital storytelling has become an effective tool to help students broaden their understanding of cultures and better interpret more complex global issues through the power of personal narrative. This session introduces educators to globally focused digital storytelling and provides interactive activities for unwrapping digital content (mass media, photo essays, oral testimonies) as well as resources for crafting meaningful narratives.
Incorporating a World View with Global Resources
PPT #2 | PPT #3
Gwendolyn B. Peart, Media Specialist, Fairview Elementary School
Brenda Little, Media Specialist, Andrews High School
Sharon Collins, Media Specialist, Sumner Elementary School
Ashley Morgan, Media Specialist, Johnson Street Global Studies School
Guilford County Schools
Come learn tips and strategies for globalizing your instruction and creating world-class learners! In this session, media specialists from Guilford County Schools will share examples of globally-focused lessons that can be used in a variety of settings. Elementary, middle and high school teachers and media specialists will find classroom-ready, accessible, digital and non-digital resources to engage their students and promote a new world view!
Planning with S.T.E.A.M. in Mind: A S.T.E.A.M. Cycle Design
Leigh Ann Little & Jonathan Permar, Personalized Learning Coordinators, Guilford County Schools
In this session, participants will learn the five steps of designing a lesson plan with S.T.E.A.M. in mind: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. The focus of this S.T.E.A.M. Cycle is leading our students through content using inquiry-based learning.
STEAM in the Music Classroom
Lenny Sue French, Chorus Educator, Mendenhall Middle School
Guilford County Schools
Instead of thinking of STEAM as STEM plus Arts, this session encourages participants to look at Arts plus STEM. Is it possible to enrich the arts without sacrificing required curriculum and performance?  Come investigate before you decide. Hands on activities and take home lesson plans will be provided.
Strategies for Teaching about the Diversity of the Middle East
Emma Harver, Program/Outreach Coordinator, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
Are you looking for creative ways to incorporate material on the Middle East into your classes? We will explore activities for teaching the cultural and geographic diversity of a multifaceted region across STEAM, as well as share free resources, information about upcoming workshops, and online teaching materials. Bring your laptop!
Using Cultural Relevant Pedagogy to Understand the African American Males’ School Experiences
Larissa Purvis, English Teacher, STEM Early College @NC A&T
In this session, teachers will receive information as to why incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy in their classes is important. Teachers will also discuss the importance of student-teacher relationships in correlation to the success of the African American male student.
Growing Global Communities
Colleen Pinyan, Media Specialist, Brooks Global Studies
Guilford County Schools

Today’s school librarians face the challenge of preparing students to succeed in our ever-expanding global community. We must transform our libraries into global media centers so our students develop the necessary tools and skills to become productive global citizens in their communities. This session will include a discussion about lesson plans, resources and practical ideas to make your library the hub for building global community at your school. Please bring ideas and resources to share.
Global Awareness in Elementary School
Kay Chesnutt, 5th Grade Teacher, Rankin Elementary
Guilford County Schools

Though many aspects of Global Awareness Education are centered on high school students, elementary teachers are tasked with the same assessment as high school teachers. Therefore, this session will explore how global awareness can be accomplished in Elementary schools and meet the needs of the teachers and students. It will include resources and takeaways for helping students develop 21st century skills. This session will also include pointers for administrators on how to determine if their teachers are meeting the goal established on the evaluation.
I Like the Way I Talk: Linguistic Diversity as Academic Rigor
Stephen Hancock, Associate Professor and Assistant Director
The Urban Education Collaborative, College of Education, UNC Charlotte
This session is designed to explore the sociocultural language patterns that students use in school. The session will actively engage participants in discussions, activities, and storytelling. While targeted toward a K-5 audience, this session is also relevant for grades 6-12 as well.
STEM Equity: Increasing Female Participation and Interest in STEM
PPT #2 | References and sources
Nicole Penn, Technology, Engineering & Design CTE Educator, Kiser Middle School
Guilford County Schools

In this session, teachers will learn how to implement STEM based activities that maximize their instructional time and increase participation and interest in STEM among girls in the classroom. Digital copies of cross-curriculum lessons with aligned standards will be available, and participants will have the opportunity to practice implementation of the lessons using various tools and materials.
Bringing the WORLD to the CLASSROOM: Using Technology to Build Global Environments
Kimberly P. Sanderlin, 8th Advanced ELA
Candace Heckstall, Elementary ESOL Educator
Guilford County Schools
Are your funds and timing for field trips limited? Not quite sure how GLOBAL AWARENESS fits into your pacing guide?  Ready to increase both your learners’ and your own global awareness?  This session will focus on leveraging readily-available technology to increase global perspective (Standard 3) within the classroom.  Topics to be covered include: (1) deciding WHERE and HOW to fit GLOBAL CONNECTIONS into your curriculum, (2) how to CONNECT with foreign educators and classrooms and (3) how to develop PEN PAL relationships using classroom management tools such as Edmodo and OneDrive. *Prerequisites for session: Edmodo account and tablet with headphones.
Spraying STEAM into ALL Content Area
Jane Shanks, 7th Grade ELA/SS Teacher, Guilford Middle School
Guilford County Schools
This session will provide insight into the necessity for STEAM in more than just Social Studies and provide tools and resources for making any unit/lesson a Global Education unit/lesson in ANY content area (including Math, Science, Health, etc.)
From Static to Dynamic: Tech Tools for Engaging Global Learners
Carina Cordero Brossy, Outreach Specialist, World View
Do global issues related to poverty, conflict and environmental degradation seem far removed from your students’ daily lives? This session will survey technology resources and best practices in engaging students in real-life, global issues. What can seem like a one-dimensional, static issue can come alive when infused with elements of data visualization, the value of the spoken word, and the power of experiential learning.
Germany (and Europe) as an Interdisciplinary Theme
Lisa Worthington-Groce, German Teacher, Northwest Guilford High School
Guilford County Schools
This session will demonstrate how European themes, specifically those related to Germany, can be interwoven throughout the high school curriculum. Developments in modern-day Europe are relevant not only in World Language classes, but also in STEM, the arts, social science and communication courses Finally, participants will learn how teachers from different disciplinary areas can work together to develop common units to bolster students’ analytical skills and global understanding.
Global Education Starts with Me!
Mia Malesovas, Rachel Moore, and Courtney Dunlap, Teachers
Deanne Lowe, Curriculum Facilitator
Ragsdale High School, Guilford County Schools
How do we build the foundation for cultural bridges and global education in our school?  The journey starts, on the faculty and student levels, with a personal willingness to investigate the world in order to recognize different perspectives. We aren’t there yet, but know that our journey will entail communicating our global ideas and taking action.  Presenters in this session will share their journey in global education, and participants will have time for discussion and sharing of ideas.
The Culture and Community of Clay: Bringing STEAM and Fire to the Classroom
Emilie Madelyn Young, Art Teacher, Doris Henderson Newcomers School
Guilford County Schools
In this session the presenter will share her findings and analysis of a STEAM based project carried out at DH Newcomers School, an ESL/Cultural Transitional school for New Americans. This project was a collaboration between three subject areas: visual art, science and ESL language. In all content areas, aspects of Japanese Culture/Raku Art/Tea Ceremony Tradition were studied. Art  students learned about the aesthetic and styles of Japanese art over time and created a ceramic tea cup. Science students studied the reduction process involved in firing Raku Tea Cups and learned to balance equations for mixing two types of Raku glaze. ESL students learned strategies to research the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Lessons learned from this collaboration will be shared and discussed during this session.
Understanding Cuba Today
Janis L. Antonek, Teacher, Middle College at UNCG
Guilford County Schools
Now that the United States and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, the current generation of high-school and university students will have the opportunity to participate first-hand in The Cuban Thaw. This session will help teachers develop a framework for scaffolding students’ global readiness using Cuba as a context. Photos and insights from the presenter’s recent trip to Cuba will be shared.
Multimedia Teaching Methods of The Holocaust and Jewish Life
Douglas Ryan Greene, English and Holocaust Studies Teacher, Early Middle College at GTCC Jamestown
Guilford County Schools
Using the and websites the presenter will show teachers how they can teach students issues of the Holocaust and Jewish life in ways that will connect personally to the stories of students and their community.
MPSC Mobile Planetarium: Discover the Universe
Nicholas Eakes, Astronomy Educator
Hope Thomson, Community Outreach Educator
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
In this session, participants will experience some planetarium magic inside their own gym! Our mobile planetarium inflates and provides a window to the universe allowing students to explore stars, planets and other celestial bodies during a guided session with a Morehead astronomy professional. During this session, presenters will point out constellations, current astronomical happenings and even lift off of the surface of the earth to become interplanetary travelers. The presenters will also give information on astronomy resources and the mobile planetarium’s availability  during the 2016-2017 school year.
STEAMing up the Classroom with Carolina Navigators!
Elizabeth Bucrek, Program Manager, Carolina Navigators
In this interactive session, the presenter will share how Carolina Navigators makes it easy to for you to make a global impact in your classroom. An innovative service-learning program, Carolina Navigators works with UNC-Chapel Hill students to create free global education resources and events for K-12 teachers and students across North Carolina. Participants will go on a virtual tour of available global education resources and discuss how to use them to achieve STEAM learning goals.
STEAM-ing Through Learning: Injecting the Arts into STEM 
Nathan Street, Arts Education Coordinator
Sarah Johnson
Guilford County Schools
Many programs nationwide are changing STEM to STEAM to include the importance of arts education in STEM jobs. This session will share various perspectives of teachers on how a background in the arts is crucial to success in science, technology, engineering and math. Presenters will also include how the arts can be incorporated into STEM and how a background in the arts will benefit students’ global competitiveness.
Teaching Today’s Europe
Lily Herbert, Program Assistant, Center for European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
This presentation will include UNC Center for European Studies information and resources for teachers on teaching Europe and the European Union (EU), highlighting the new Teaching the EU Toolkits for elementary, middle and high school levels.
Virtually Travel the World Every Day
Chadd McGlone, Executive Director, Teacher2Teachers – International
Learn how to turn any class into a journey around the world with the Global Math Stories (GMS) website.  GMS is a free resource that provides teachers of all subjects a context to make global connections in their classrooms with fascinating stories from around the world.  You’ll learn about a crater made of diamonds in Russia, tree-climbing goats in Morocco, reindeer racing in Finland and lots more.  The wiki-like website offers resources, social justice questions, and math questions for all grades.  Come learn about the world and share your knowledge with others.
The Academic Pipeline – Preparing Students for Participation in the Global Knowledge Academy
Sean McManus, Biology and Genetics Teacher
Northern Guilford High School, Guilford County Schools

This session will discuss the interactions of science and the global economy and how those connections affect individuals both locally and globally. The presenter will also share ways that educators can prepare students for life in the global knowledge economy. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to explore resources and research on this topic.
Using Hip Hop for Global Literacy: Exploring the Arab Uprisings through Lyrical Texts
Handout | Lesson Plan
Emma Harver, Program/Outreach Coordinator
Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

In this session, teachers will connect their students to the Middle East through hip hop, which played a major role in garnering support and enthusiasm for the Arab Spring. Join us to learn more about hip hop’s role during the revolutions, as well as information on contemporary Arab American artists. We will emphasize teaching figurative language by analyzing song lyrics and address other literacy skills including compare/contrast, summarizing, inferring/concluding, identifying purpose and more. We will share free lesson plans and online resources!


Reading: Winthrop, Rebecca and McGivney, Eileen.  “Skills for a Changing World: Advancing Quality Learning for Vibrant Societies.”  Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution. May 2016. 

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The closest hotels to the program site are those near the Joseph K. Koury Convention Center. They include:

Hampton Inn and Suites
3033 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 553-1818
Rates start at $119+tax
Rooms can be booked by visiting the hotel’s website or by calling the hotel directly.

Double Tree by Hilton
3030 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 292-4004
Rates start at $129+tax
Rooms can be booked by visiting the hotel’s website or by calling the hotel directly.


Directions to Ragsdale High can be found here (or please enter the following in your GPS:  1000 Lucy Ragsdale School Rd, Jamestown, NC 27282).  Parking for participants will be in the front of the school and beside the school in the lower parking lot near the football field.  JROTC students will be on hand to help guide you.  Please enter the building through the main “Arts & Athletics” door and follow signs to the registration/check in area to pick up your participant materials.

Please click here for a map of parking at Ragsdale High School.