Schedule at a Glance

Symposium on Global Competencies
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM:
Room: Michigan A/B
Track: International
Brief Session Description: In partnership with UNESCO, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, and the Global Education Conference Network, and participate, the CoSN Symposium on Global Competencies will bring together thought leaders from across the U.S. and around the world to explore issues, learn from each other and determine how they can ensure student success.

8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and Setting Context

Steven Langford, Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District
Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN

8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Conversation with International Education Leaders on Today's Competencies

Avis Glaze, Former Education Commissioner, Ontario, Canada; and Founder, Edu-quest International Inc.
Gus Schmedlen, Vice President, World Education, HP
Francesc Pedró, Chief of Section - Sector Policy Advice and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education, UNESCO (moderator)

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Why Global Competence Matters for College and Career Success
Followed by moderated conversation with audience

David Ross, CEO, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, USA
Shirleen Chee, Divisional Director, Educational Technology Division, Singapore
Korvi Rakshand, Founder, JAAGO Foundation and winner of 2017 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize ICT Prize, Bangladesh

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Passport to the World
Join in an interactive activity to see how countries/states/districts are doing exemplary use of global competencies. Every 12 minutes move around the ballroom and visit a new example.
"Passport Stops":

Building a Global Maker Learning Network: Lessons from the Learning Studios
Barrington 220: Programs to Facilitate A Global Education
Implementing the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate
Connecting to the World with the Global Education Conference Network
New Nordic? Driving 21CLD Between Future and Tradition in the Danish Sector of Education
Building Global Competence through Teacher-drive Collaborative PD
Highlights from ISTE's Innovation in Online Global Collaboration Award Program
Global Citizenship and Virtual Exchange
The Academy for Global Citizenships - How Students are Learning What It Means to Be a Global Citizen
Stevens Initiative: Online Classmates Today. Global Leaders Tomorrow

11:45 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch

Documentry clip by Dr. Chip Kimball, Superintendent, Singapore American School

12:45-1:15 Global Ed Ignites Sessions (1st Round)
Compelling and short, 5-min presentations by major thought leaders to ignite our imagination.
Introduction by Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon

Maggie Salem, Executive Director, Qatar Foundation International
Brandon Wiley, Global Education Foundation, Buck Institute
David Young, CEO, Participate
1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Camp Fire Discussion #1: What prevents my organization or institution from making the development of global competencies in students and teachers more of a priority?

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Global Ed Ignite (2nd Round)

Tonya Muro, Executive Director, iEARN: Learning With the World through Virtual Exchange: Building Bridges, Breaking Down Barriers
Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy

2:15 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Camp Fire Discussion #2: What can my organization or institution do to enable global competencies and global citizenship in our school community?

3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Closing Session: Conversation on Defining Global Citizenship

Lord Jim Knight, former Minister State of Schools, UK
Albert Motivans, Head of Education Unit, Institute for Statistics, UNESCO
Moderator: Gavin Dykes, Education World Forum

3:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Wrap Up