GCS Global Education Conference 2013

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jamestown Middle School,  

301 Haynes Road, Jamestown, NC 27282


All GCS educators are invited to participate in the second GCS Global Education Conference, aiming at exploring resources and best practices to apply global themes in the daily planning as well as within the school culture.

As an initiative to support the Strategic Plan goal of preparing students to thrive and lead in a global society, with a continuous focus in enhancing cultural awareness and global competitiveness and providing culturally rich curricula and learning resources, the Conference will provide tools for all educators to successfully lead our students to become globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.

The concurrent sessions of the conference will specifically address the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards as well as 21st Century Themes.


SCHEDULE (at-a-glance)

8:00 a.m.

Registration and refreshments

8:15 a.m.

Exhibitors (multipurpose room)

8:30-9:30 a.m.


Dr. Tony B. Watlington Sr., Strategic Planning & Project Management Officer

Keynote Address:

Helga Fasciano, NCDPI Section Chief K-12 Program Areas 

"Preparing Students for the World"

9:30-10 a.m.

Break and Exhibits (common area)

10-11 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions I


Break and Exhibits

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions II

12:15-12:30 p.m.

Break and Exhibits (optional for exhibitors) 

12:30-1 p.m. 

The Steps to Follow: Debriefing PLCs (multipurpose room) 

1-1:15 p.m.

Closing session (multipurpose room) 


Participants will receive 0.5 CEUs

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Why Culture Matters
  • Cultural Awareness Logs: Raising the Level of Internationalā€Mindedness Dialogue in Middle and High School Language Arts and Humanities Classrooms
  • The World is Not Our Zoo
  • Global Conversation: A Subject by Subject Guide
  • Engaging Students through Global Education and Service Learning- In the Classroom, In the Community, or Around the World
  •  Building Lasting Partnerships
  • Going Global with Curricular Themes
  • Getting started on the road to Global Education
  • Globalizing your perspective, your classroom and your school
  • Developing Global Awareness through Service-Learning with Heifer International’s Read to Feed
  • Global Perspectives in Action Regarding Water Quality

Click here for sessions descriptions