Pre-Symposium

Sunday

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Think, Act & Influence: Empowering Students to Become Thoughtful, Impactful Global Citizens through Schoolwide Programming

What does it actually mean to be a global citizen, and how do you develop ambitious programming that enables students to embody this role? Hear from two schools that are supporting students in understanding their responsibility and opportunity as global leaders. In this workshop, you will gain insight into providing funded experiences for every student on and off campus; establishing global connections; and empowering students to proactively generate knowledge, astutely curate information, and make a difference in the world. In addition to learning about the journeys of two different schools, participants will assess their community’s current global initiatives, articulate institution goals, and develop an action plan for next steps with support from workshop facilitators. Come join a conversation about integrated, interdepartmental global programming and how to engage your school community in this essential work!

Amanda Friedman, Assoc. Director of the Institute for Global Education, Miss Porter’s School, CT
Christopher Fortunato, Head of School, Blair Academy, NJ
Susan Martell Jenkin, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Miss Porter’s School, CT
Timothy Patrick McCarthy, PhD, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School & Prog. Dir., Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, MA
Kat Simison, Assoc. Dir. of Admission for Intl Recruitment & Dir. of Summer Programs, Miss Porter’s School, CT
Brenda Vishanoff, Ed. D., Vice Principal, Wheaton Academy & Executive Director, WA Global Network, IL