|Tech Tools That Foster Global Inclusion
Amy Rottmann, Assistant Professor of Education, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Janet Painter, Professor of Education, Lenoir-Rhyne University
This breakout session will highlight web resources to foster global inclusion and provide ways to assess various learning outcomes. Participants will learn about trending and emerging technologies in a high-paced setting that will provide them with a web tool bibliography. Participants will also engage in small and whole group discussion concerning methods of implementation. Presenters will provide an array of web resources that foster global inclusion across content areas; guide a discussion concerning how web resources can be implemented; and discuss learning outcomes that the web resources will support in various content areas.
|New Paradigms in Global Education: International Cooperative Learning Within Instructional Frameworks
Ryan Hennessee, Educational Partners International, LLC
Kyle Pope, Educational Partners International, LLC
The Buncombe County Schools Instructional Framework Continuum provides a concise description of innovative instruction for standards-based learning. In this session the presenters will use the indicators “Growing Innovations” and “New Paradigms” to demonstrate a lesson that includes integrating technology to pair students in U.S. classrooms with those in another country to produce learning targets, formative assessment and engage in multiple prescribed lesson strategies. There will be emphasis on the use of technology to integrate global perspectives. The presenters will give an example lesson, presented in “Beginning” and “Early Steps” of continuum, then group discussion and production of a lesson that meets descriptors “Growing Innovations” and/or “New Paradigms.” In the end participants will receive a lesson template for teachers and other district personnel to take back to their school.
|Break Out of Traditional Learning with an International Digital Breakout
Janet Frazier, Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
International Digital Breakouts help students use clues about other countries and their history, culture and traditions to “Break Out” of a fictional room on their computing device. This melds the worlds of travel and technology for an engaging learning experience. Come experience a Digital Breakout and create similar games with your own worldwide curriculum to take back to use in your own classroom. Please bring a device. Links, instructions and examples will be shared.
|Using Global Resources for Positive Change
Gabriela Bermingham, Second Grade Dual Language Global Educator, Buncombe County Schools
Educators will learn about Teachers2Teachers Global and how they can facilitate classroom connections to conduct interactive virtual activities with students in another part of the world. Dual language teachers can particularly benefit from utilizing Teachers2Teachers Global by establishing student pen pals and planning video chats to practice oral, speaking and listening skills. I will share with you how T2T Global has helped me establish a special bond with a second grade class in Guatemala to increase global awareness in the classroom. Educators will learn how an opportunity like this can be tied to all curricular areas and not feel like “one more thing to do,” while making learning fun and meaningful.
|Global Education: It’s Not Just Food and Festivals Anymore!
Tsianina Tovar, ESL Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
Karie Gregory, ESL Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
Our session demonstrates how we created a global curriculum design that integrates global competencies and best practices and is embedded with 21st century skills. This intentional, student-centered instruction guides students in thinking critically about relevant world issues. We provide an engaging visual “walk-through” of our units using SIOP, Project Glad and Thinking Map strategies. We also support teachers in implementing a sustainable instructional model to produce globally competitive graduates. Participants will examine research-based strategies; identify global topics that can be taught to support the four Global Competencies; and recognize how global topics can be aligned with standards.
|Respect For All
DeLana Parker, Sixth Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
This session will provide ideas and activities to promote thought-provoking and critical conversations around tough issues. Participants will learn how to teach about students and situations around the world to help their students synthesize information. Participants will also address race relations to promote compassionate thinking. The presenter will share information about causes of communication breakdown, as well as ideas and suggestions for positive discourse.
|Our Newcomers and the Impact of the Family Outreach Position
Norma Duran Brown, Family Outreach Specialist for the Erwin District, Buncombe County Schools
This session aims to bring a more comprehensive understanding of Latino immigration in our region while providing educators with strategies and approaches to increase student success. The presenter will cover the reason why unaccompanied youth arrive in our schools and why many families choose the mountains of North Carolina as their new home. Participants will learn of strategies, programs and successful initiatives, like the Erwin District Family Outreach Specialist position to support Latino populations. This pilot position has had a positive impact in one of the most diverse districts of Buncombe County Schools, including changing school environments that support success for Latino students.
|The Benefits of Learning About Different Cultures
Glenda Dowless, World Language Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
The session will focus on using technology to investigate similarities and differences across cultures in a world language classroom. Through a student-centered approach the presenter will highlight methods where students use technology along with research guidelines and rubrics to create presentations on cultural similarities and differences. This framework can be connected with art, technology, music, theater and social studies, and benefits students by offering them the chance to broaden their minds, embrace diversity, practice public speaking and prepare for their future.
|Groovin’ Across the Globe
Debbie Bryant, Healthful Living Curriculum Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
In this session, participants will be exposed to multiple forms of rhythmic movements through drumming and dance. We will take an imaginary trip across the globe while engaging our brains and bodies. Participants will be able to use movement combinations in rhythmic activities with an emphasis on keeping to the beat of the music from different countries.
|Going “Beyond the Single Story” with Carolina Navigators
Elizabeth Bucrek, Carolina Navigators Program Manager and Instructor
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. Navigators works with UNC-Chapel Hill students with international expertise to create FREE global education resources. Participants will go on a virtual and hands-on tour of available global education resources and participate in a model activity. Educators will learn about culture kits, and they will become familiar with the variety of free tangible and online resources available for teachers in NC. Educators will take away a model activity with them, including the concept of “the single story” that they can use with a culture kit in their classroom with their students.
|Bringing the World Back Home
Margaret Davis, Coordinator, Global Presenters, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of WNC
Marty and Barbara Stickle, Global Presenters, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of WNC
The Global Presenters Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Diversity Education and the WNC Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). This free program provides global presenters to K-12 classrooms in Western North Carolina. RPCVs are trained to apply effective and age-appropriate strategies to give students the opportunity to engage in cultural exploration and thought-provoking dialogue; gain an understanding of our diverse world, its peoples and the shared responsibility for global sustainability; and provide a broad range of diverse perspectives as students discover their own worldview. Educators will learn how they can use the Global Presenters Program to enhance global education.
|Contemporary Arts Integration in the Global Classroom
Holly Loranger, Assistant Director, World View
In a globally influenced and culturally diverse world, contemporary artists give voice to the changing cultural landscape of identities and values. Contemporary arts integration enhances student capacities in critical thinking, creative problem-solving and collaboration. It provides a lens for exploration, prompts analysis, discussion and debate and serves as a gateway for processing new understandings. It engages, inspires, fosters creativity, makes content more accessible and complicates conversations about global issues and trends. This session explores various methods for integrating contemporary arts into the global classroom.
|Using Performance to Build Empathy and Understanding
Jenny Zimmerman, English Teacher, North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County Schools
Get students on their feet to experience content through performance! This session details ways that teachers can use performance techniques to help build empathy and understanding. When students embody texts, poems and historical narratives, they truly experience what it means to “walk in another person’s shoes.” Participants will learn community building exercises, performance adaptation techniques and documentary theater strategies to use in the classroom.
|Teaching About the Middle East Through the Arts
Emma Harver, Outreach Coordinator, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
Art helps us grow and evolve in our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world we live in. This interactive session will enhance understanding of the Middle East through a cultural arts perspective, explore how the arts can increase global competence and include lessons and resources for teaching about the Middle East in the K-12 classroom.
|Travel the World Without Leaving Your Classroom: Google Expeditions
Haley Stamey, Digital Learning Facilitator, BCS Digital Learning
Wendy Fusco, Digital Learning Facilitator, BCS Digital Learning
Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, walk through a museum and more without leaving the classroom. There are close to 500 expeditions available and more in development. Participants will need a mobile device (phone/iPad) and internet access. Ten iPads will also be available to share if needed. Participants will experience an expedition as a student and learn how to use an expedition in instruction.
|MAP IT! Explore Content Through Building and Creating on Google Maps!
Pamela Johnson, Digital Learning Facilitator, BCS Digital Learning
Using Google Maps is an engaging way to integrate curriculum and use technology to break free of classroom walls. Join the presenter for a hands-on session on using Google Maps in the classroom. Participants will explore Google Maps resources (Speak/Listen), build their own 360 image to add to the Google Maps experience (Think/Move) and create a Google Tour to engage students (Read/Write). Participants will receive examples of K-12 class lessons and activity resources.
|Digital Tools for Global Collaboration
Kendra Cameron Jarvis, Digital Learning Facilitator, BCS Digital Learning
Haley Stamey, Digital Learning Facilitator, BCS Digital Learning
In this session, participants will explore using Flipgrid and Skype in the Classroom to connect globally. Participants will learn how Buncombe County teachers are using these tools in their classroom, create their own accounts and leave feeling comfortable using these digital tools.
|Doodle for Meaning – Transforming Ideas into Images
Lorraine Kasyan, Digital Learning Facilitator, Instructional Technology, Buncombe County Schools
Connecting images to concepts is one of the surest ways to create meaning and deepen learning. Enter the world of intentional doodling! In this session, we will cover an introduction to visual note-taking, explore the benefits behind the practice, share examples and begin our own visual note-taking journey. Research has proven that students retain more with multi-sensory engagement. The more pathways we create with information, the greater the retention, and images increase that retention by 55 percent. Visual notes are especially beneficial to your ELL students.
|Global Teachers – China 2018
Malena Robinson, Mountain Heritage High School, Yancey County Schools
Bob Carpenter, A.C. Reynolds Middle School, Buncombe County Schools
Traci Brooks, Hazelwood Elementary School, Haywood County Schools
Cicely Mason-Cabe, Cherokee County Schools
Myra Morgan, McDowell High School, McDowell County Schools
Julie Pittman, R-S Central High School, Rutherford County Schools
Leslie Schoof, Madison Early College High School, Madison County Schools
Sam Sirois, Harris Middle School, Mitchell County Schools
Kathleen White, Isaac Dickson Elementary, Asheville City Schools
We are a group of educators who were selected by Go Global NC’s Global Teachers Program to travel to China in June 2018. We will share how we have benefited from the program goals – to gain insight into China’s unique history, culture and physical environment; to learn about conservation efforts in China; to explore how technology is being adapted in Chinese classrooms, and what lessons can be brought back to North Carolina; to study alternative education tracks as a method of building a global-ready workforce; and to collaborate with other program participants on ways to use technology to implement global perspectives and global education in the classroom.
|Let’s Explore Africa
Sandra Frempong, Chief Executive Director, Blassys Organization (Let’s Explore Africa)
Africa is perhaps the most misunderstood region on the planet. It has been called a country, a huge land mass occupied by pygmies and a mosaic. This interactive session will highlight differing approaches to educate about the continent, and participants will learn more about Africa and discover new techniques of approaching the vast knowledge about Africa. Methods of engaging attendees will range from multiple choice type questions to africagram gaming to mapping.
|Unique Resources and Opportunities for Students and Educators
Jay Harris, Founder and CEO, Carpe Global
Learn from an experienced global educator (30+ years) who has developed a beta version of a website spotlighting international resources. Participants will learn about curriculum supplements, fellowships, scholarships, organizations, videos, blogs and much more that can be used to infuse global perspectives in teaching and enhance professional development. Attendees will learn about these global resources and stretch their imaginations and creative spirits for ways to make such things benefit them, their students and their colleagues. Participants will be invited to provide feedback on the website to help it meet its mission to increase international awareness and enable informed active global citizens.
|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.
|Guiding the Next Generation – Teaching and Inspiring with an Artist Lens
Erinn Hartley, LEAF Teaching Artist and Executive Artistic Director and Founder of Anam Cara Theatre Company
This is a discussion and interactive workshop on how theater, improv, spoken word and visual arts can create space for connection, conversation and community-building in the classroom. Using knowledge and experience with the Developmental Assets, Socio-Emotional Learning Framework, Community Resiliency Framework and others, Erinn will share insights, activities and creative ideas.
|Create without Limits – Everyone Learns and Everyone Teaches
Robyn Josephs, LEAF Teaching Artist
This session is a hands-on workshop guiding art lead learning from the inside out with minimal materials. We will create simple journals to record our journey together and discover art integrated curriculum for children of all ages.
|Gettin’ on the GLOBAL TRACK
Lisa Bruet, Elementary Education Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
Join this session to learn how to integrate global competencies into your elementary curriculum content and how to use great free resources from UNC-Chapel Hill, including culture kits from Carolina Navigators. Additionally, the presenter will help educators better understand the process of the NCDPI Global Educator Digital Badge. Educators will gain insight into the process and the commitment needed to obtain a Global Educator Digital Badge and guidance on taking the next steps.
|Exploring the World Through Google Expeditions and Virtual Field Trips
Christine Jones Tanner, Kindergarten Teacher, Estes Elementary School, Buncombe County Schools
This session will focus on global learning though Google Expeditions and Microsoft Education’s Skype Virtual Field Trips. Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool where students can swim with sharks, visit outer space and more without leaving the classroom. Another amazing global learning experience is through Microsoft Education and virtual field trips via Skype. You can also participate in Mystery Skype activities where you can connect with classrooms throughout the world. Three outcomes of the session are exposure, education and excitement for implementing virtual field trips.
|Bringing the UN Global Goals (SDGs) into Your Classroom
Christina Daniels, Global Studies Coordinator, Forest Hills Global Elementary School, New Hanover County Schools
Ana Lopez, First Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher, Carolina Forest International Elementary School, Onslow County Schools
Are you teaching and learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – or are you interested in doing so? Join two global educators who have embraced these 17 goals, connected them to their standards and explored these challenges with their students. You will discuss the importance of the SDGs and explore practical ways to integrate the SDGs into curriculum. See how educators around the globe are committing their imagination, talent and energy to create a better world by 2030 and walk away with lesson plans and resources that will support you and your students in doing the same!
|Why Should Americans Eat More Insects?
Katharine Zamarra, Seventh Grade ELA Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
Two billion people around the world are already eating insects. Why aren’t you? Join the presenter as she shares her Global Educator Digital Badge Capstone project on Why Americans Should Eat More Insects, a persuasive and descriptive writing unit modeled around one of the UN’s SDGs. Teachers will walk away with resources to implement their own unit addressing topics of cultural diversity, world hunger and entomophagy. Teachers also explore how the unit can be modified to include technology, art, formal presentations and even a visit from a local food truck, as well as how the unit can be differentiated for students. Teachers will also become familiar with various technology platforms for sharing student learning.
|Inquiry-Based Lessons in the Dual Language Class
Milena Blanco, Fourth Grade Dual Language Teacher, Avery’s Creek Elementary, Buncombe County Schools
This session will focus on the inquiry circle and how this process and tool can be used to guide students to take responsibility for their learning. The presenter will highlight successful activities that motivate students at each stage of this process, including using different types of texts to enrich the students’ learning experiences while having fun! Some online resources and apps to support student inquiry will be shared.
|Meeting in the Middle
Brian Maccarelli, Science Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
Eric Grant, ELA and Social Studies Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
Participants will engage in a cross-curricular science and ELA inquiry lesson focused on global issues. They will leave with a planning template and beginning plan for a lesson of their own. Teachers will recognize the power of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, see how global education fits into any discipline and leave with a beginning lesson plan.
|Everybody Sing Freedom: Music and Civil Rights
Kim & Reggie Harris, Kennedy Center Teaching Artists and Global Musician-Storytellers
The music of African Americans directly influenced the course of history in the quest for freedom that was the modern Civil Rights Movement. By adapting spirituals, songs of faith, work songs, and popular songs heard on the radio, the leaders of the movement were able to mobilize communities to protest and organize in their effort to inspire social change. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the development of these songs of struggle in order to gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal period in history and the lessons it conveys for our students. Participants will discover ways to help students update traditional songs by composing verses that address topics of current interest.
|Integrating Visual Art in the Core Curriculum
Laura Mitchell, Arts Education Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
In this session educators will learn how to integrate visual art into what they are already teaching by participating in various mini lessons. English/language arts, science, social studies and math ideas will be shared. No previous art experience is needed. By the end of the session educators will understand the idea of arts integration, be able to teach a lesson using a reproduction of visual art and be able to integrate art into their core subject to teach a standard.
|Problem-Centered Learning (and Art) in the Math Classroom
Randy Harter, Retired K-12 Mathematics Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
Erin Shope, Manager of School and Family Programs, Asheville Art Museum
What can math teachers learn from a twentieth century, German-born American artist and educator? Explore Asheville Art Museum’s “More than Math” program to find out! Participants will work on mathematical tasks using works of art from the Asheville Art Museum’s collection, in a problem-centered learning environment that will empower students; become familiar with artwork from the museum; and gain knowledge in the use of art as visual prompts for mathematical tasks.
|Around the World: Student-Generated Website on a Chosen Country
Urania Venus Herrera Caballero, World Languages Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
This session will show educators how to teach website creation while simultaneously having students research a chosen country. Students will create their own website that shares information about the food, music, art, people and culture of a particular country. Emphasis will be on ensuring that students create a country-specific restaurant menu.
|Building Cultural Competency with Folkmoot
Angeline Schwab, Executive Director, Folkmoot USA
Dana Patterson, Western Carolina University
Folkmoot’s Cultural Conversations supports NC DPI’s vision that “every student will graduate prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.” Bringing together diverse students, Cultural Conversations examines how individuals inherit and create identity; explores how identity influences interactions; assesses the impact of greater inclusivity on communities; and creates ways to foster respect and cooperation within schools. Participants will build cultural awareness and share strategies on how to constructively confront racism, foster inclusion and encourage peer mentoring.
|My Story: Students Write about Their Life Experience Using Google’s Tour Builder
Aggeliki (Kiki) Alimonos, ESL Instructional Coach, ESL Department
Kelsey Sickmeyer, ESL Teacher, Erwin High School, Buncombe County Schools
This session will demonstrate how to have students write about life experiences. We will demonstrate how to prepare students through silent reflection and interactive sharing. We will use Tour Builder (from Google Earth) to complete writing tasks. Participants will have a lesson plan focused on writing that is modified for varying proficiency levels of ELs (and includes all aspects of the BCS Instructional Framework). We will meet three of the four global competencies for the GEDB.
|Going Global Online and Free: Explore Inquiry-Based Case Studies and Student-Generated Map Making Activities that Add Some Sizzle
Molly Farrow, Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies, Curriculum Pathways, SAS
When we ask students to work with and learn using authentic resources, we transform them into global explorers making sense of the events and ideas of the past and present through document analysis. Experience how well-designed technology empowers students to explore global issues using case-study inquiry with open-ended questions, searching and finding evidence with text, collaborating with peers and creating content-rich annotated maps. The standards-aligned online activities showcased in this session promote critical thinking and support the themes in the UN’s SDGs. Also in this session participants will explore content-rich projects created to promote students as mapmakers.
|Teaching Today’s Europe: Refugees in the EU, Trends and Resources
Noel Bynum, International Education Program Coordinator, Center for European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
This session is designed to give teachers a factual overview of the refugee crisis in the EU and put it into historical context. Is the recent wave(s) of refugees as big as the media portrays it to be? What are the cultural and religious differences of the people coming from countries affected by recent conflicts? What are the largest points of entry to the EU and where are refugees ultimately residing? This session will answer some of these questions and offer thoughts on fostering discussion.
|The History of Mocha
Amy White, CTE/FACS Teacher, North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County Schools
Benjamin Graham, History Teacher, North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County Schools
This global history lesson will introduce students to the historical forces that have synthesized world history and modern foods. By working with historical documents and sampling food participants will gain an understanding of the historical forces that have created global cuisine. This lesson will specifically focus on the role of sugar in the Atlantic slave trade, the growth of the coffee trade throughout the Indian Ocean basin and the abolitionist history of chocolate in England.
|Ethics Bowl in the Classroom
Steve Swartzer, Teaching Assistant Professor and Outreach Director, Department of Philosophy, Parr Center for Ethics, UNC-Chapel Hill
The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) is a remarkable program that uses friendly competition to promote respectful, supportive and in-depth discussion of ethics among high school students. This program enables students to exercise key democratic virtues, preparing them to navigate challenging moral issues in a rigorous, systematic and open-minded way. Participants in this session will learn how to use the NHSEB; engage in a moderated conversation about select cases; practice identifying central moral dimensions of these cases; and learn about resources available from the NHSEB.