Preparing 21st Century Global Citizens

Preparing 21st Century Global Citizens. What an incredible responsibility. Last night I taught a Teacher Training Workshop called Globalize your Classroom. I was honored to be in a room with 35 teachers from Asheville (and Marion) who have taken up the responsibility with enthusiasm and seriousness. Teachers are not the only ones who carry this responsibility. We parents and community members, citizens of the US and of the globe each have an important piece to contribute. The personal and professional experiences that have shaped us into caring, committed and convicted individuals are the ones that need to be shared. We are each responsible for planting seeds in the next generation – be it our own children, our neighbors or strangers whom we share only the common thread of what it means to be human.

It is a tremendous responsibility indeed. But doesn’t it feel good to be needed?! My utmost respect and support is offered to teachers who are committed to providing relevant and authentic global experiences for their students – not because they have to meet new teaching standards, but because they are excited about helping develop future leaders of world-changing capacity.

I would like to introduce two other global educators who are doing phenomenal work in the college level realm, Missy Gluckmann and Cate Brubaker. They are both independent global education consultants. There is a wealth of information and articles on their Blogs. Currently they are offering a 3 part teleseminar:

For more information:  http://smallplanetstudio.com/howto/

  1. How to Work in Study Abroad 
    October 4, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST
  2. How to Work as an Intercultural Trainer 
    October 11, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST
  3. How to Work as a Global Education/Intercultural Consultant
    October 18, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST

This series is ideal for…

  • Graduate students
  • Recent college graduates
  • Anyone seeking a career change
  • Career advisers
  • Life and career coaches
  • Education mentors
  • Advisers and trainers who are frequently asked about their work in international and intercultural education
  • Hiring managers who don’t have extensive experience in international and intercultural education

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About Carrie Wagner

Author, Photographer, Speaker, Educator
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