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Wednesday, July 26 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Shaver-Hood - Global Education: Connecting Classroom Across Cultures

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Wareham Public Schools (WPS) has developed a vibrant Global Education program that encompasses active sister school partnerships in nine countries across five continents. The program is in its fifteenth year and is a district priority, whose ideals and objectives are embedded into the culture, climate and curriculum in each school, and is a high community priority as well.

In an effort to reduce global disparities, WPS Global Ambassadors gather weekly to discuss issues around health, education and environment. Students SKYPE regularly with international peers to discuss ways that youth can get involved with solving world issues and brainstorm possible solutions for such crises as: universal access to clean water, mosquito-borne illnesses, lack of technology in rural schools, and global warming.

The WPS Global Education program has become a model for myriad other school districts. In this session, presenters will lead participants through engaging activities that will take them through the process of creating a Global Education program~ from classroom activities that foster global connectedness, to student exchange programs, to action steps for establishing sister schools.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Manning

Maureen Manning

Wareham Public Schools
Maureen Manning, M.Ed, CAGS, is a dynamic international presenter and teacher trainer for the topics of Global Education, Family & Community Engagement and Movement and Learning. Manning is the Director of Communications, Global Education and Family and Community Engagement in Wa... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Shaver-Hood

Kimberly Shaver-Hood

Superintendent of Schools, Wareham Public Schools
Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood, Ed.D. is presently the Superintendent of Schools in Wareham, MA.  Dr. Shaver-Hood holds degrees in Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Secondary Education.  Dr. Shaver-Hood has taught at the secondary level in Indiana as well as working as a School... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm
St. James Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Teaching Global Communication Skills
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All