What is global competence, and why does it matter even more than ever in education? On September 16th, we will welcome Heather Singmaster as our featured guest on this topic. Heather is the Director for GCEN and CTE at Digital Promise. She previously worked at the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society, where her work focused on international best practices and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. Heather leads the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), a network of international cities focused on best practice sharing in education. She speaks and writes regularly on global education, including as the former host of Education Week’s Global Learning blog.
Our discussion will focus on the many resources Digital Promise provides and Heather's upcoming plans for #globaledchat on Twitter. COVID has made clear how interconnected we are with the world and changed how we work forever. Companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures to take advantage of global market opportunities. Educators need to understand these connections and the benefits that global competence skills can bring to students to help them get a job and climb the ladder of their chosen career pathway. Digital Promise has been creating free teaching tools, including student-focused modules and assignments, that can be utilized in the classroom.
Actionable Innovations Global is a professional learning community where participants explore innovation in education. Every week we meet to discuss trends in education and invite inspiring guests to join us and share their work. Parents, educators, students, and others interested in improving teaching and learning are always welcome.