Dear Community Members,
On Friday, June 24th, we are thrilled to have Heather Singmaster join us for our next Actionable Innovations Conversation. She is a Director of the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society, where she oversees the Global Cities Education Network and works to integrate global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Registration information is below.
Also, I’ll be at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) from June 25th to June 28th. If you are planning to be in New Orleans as well, let me know if you’d like to meet and learn more about Actionable Innovations Global!
Finally, please post details in our online community if you have events and resources to share.
Thanks for reading,
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The Actionable Innovations Global Community
Actionable Innovations is a collaborative, dynamic, worldwide professional community of educators who believe that learning at all levels should embody action and innovation.
Learning embodies action by engaging teachers and learners in meaningful applications of knowledge and abilities: experiential learning, hands-on and maker learning, challenge- and project-based learning, place-based learning, social-emotional learning, universal design for learning and accessibility, the development of global competence and civics, and learning that pursues the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Learning embodies innovation by embracing emerging technologies and tools, incorporating new research and discoveries in neuroscience and developmental psychology, and practicing creative teaching and learning strategies being developed around the world.
We welcome teachers, learners, school leaders, educational technologists, and others interested in making teaching and learning more diverse, connected, sustainable, creative, and significant for everyone involved.
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- iEARN-USA is hosting an online summer institute. This professional development experience will take place July 18-21, and the theme is "How to Become a Global Educator."
- WIDA provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. Their summer institute will take place July 26-29 in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more and register here.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
Actionable Innovations Conversations with Asia Society’s Heather Singmaster
1 PM CDT (GMT-5) - REGISTER HERE (free)
On June 24th, we will welcome Heather Singmaster as our featured guest. Heather Singmaster is the Director for CTE and GCEN at the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society. Her work focuses 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 is also the organizer of #globaledchat, a monthly Twitter chat for global educators.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Actionable Innovations Conversations with the Authors of the Guide to Intercultural Skill Development and Assessment
7 PM CDT (GMT-5) - REGISTER HERE (free)
On July 13th, the authors of the newly published Guide to Intercultural Skill Development and Assessment will join us to discuss their work. This is a resource to help those interested in creating, implementing, and assessing programs to develop cross-cultural skills.
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