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Tuesday, February 25 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Global Education: Not Just Ripley's Believe it or Not

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Too often we present the world to students through "odd practices" and "weird stuff." Make global education an opportunity for discovery for students through virtual exploration of commonalities and differences. Help students examine why we sometimes have different ways of living, instead of looking at differences as oddities to exclaim over.  The presenter will be working with her Global Education Framework, REACH, in which students focus on:
Reasons for differences
Empathy for struggles
Alliances for change
Civility and respect
Healing the wounds of genocide and racism.
The presenter is an NEA Foundation Fellow and a former member of the National Geographic Education Community Steering Committee as well as a National Geographic Certified Teacher.  Janis will share a website that she developed during her participation in a month-long field school in Mongolia which exemplifies the use of the framework. Participation in the field school was partly funded by IDEA.

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Janis Michael

Teacher grade 4, Avoca West School
I am a passionate believer in global education that encompasses all of the subject areas that we artificially divide up. Talk to me about your adventures, ideas, and wonders and how we can use those in our classrooms (while meeting standards at the same time)! I am happy to talk about... Read More →

Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am CST
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