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Pedagogies & Passports

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

Preparing students for a complex and changing world requires educators to connect learning to the world in dynamic and engaging ways, both inside the classroom and beyond. To do that, classroom teachers need time and space to connect, network, share, and build capacity.

Join us October 19-20, 2018, at Holton-Arms School, in Bethesda, MD for our annual Pedagogies & Passports for classroom teachers! This conference is designed to bring educators together to share approaches for integrating exciting opportunities for global learning into the curriculum.

Target Audience: Department Chairs, Classroom Teachers, and Teacher Leaders

Registration Fee Per Person: $275

Join us to:

  1. Explore exciting hands-on resources available to classroom teachers and connect with representatives from the Diplomacy Center, United Nations Association, and more.
  2. Discover technological tools which can bring innovative classrooms to life.
  3. Discuss how to connect social justice and social emotional learning with global learning.
  4. Network and share approaches to global teaching and learning with fellow educators in lower, middle, and upper school.

Get Involved: Learn, Share, Network!

Pedagogies & Passports is designed for classroom teachers. We want and need your participation to make it a success. Please consider submitting a proposal to share the exciting global teaching and learning happening at your school! Participants are not required to present or lead sessions. Please feel free to join us and just participate in the rich conversations that arise during Pedagogies & Passports.

Educators from all divisions and disciplines please consider submitting for proposals for UnConference Conversations, Tech Slam, or Explore Workshops on the topics of:

  • Global Courses
  • Division Specific Curriculum Development: Integrating Opportunities for Developing Global Competence
  • Taking Action and Applying Knowledge beyond the classroom

Please submit your proposal no later than September 28. We will review and respond to your proposal by Friday, October 5.

Proposal options below:

Facilitate an UnConference Conversations

UnConference Conversations identify a topic/question that interests you. You will post it in the morning at sign-up and throughout the day, conference participants will sign up to join the conversation. Lead that discussion later in the day with your peers! (75 minutes)

Engage in the Tech Slam

Tech Slam is a short demo (5 minutes), led by conference participants, of tech apps, program, tools or ideas that allow teachers to connect their students to the world. The goal is to introduce participants to as many new technology ideas as possible. Be sure to bring your laptop! All materials will be collected to be shared with conference participants.

Present an Explore Workshop

Facilitate a 60 minute workshop in which participants learn how you have integrated opportunities for students to develop cultural literacy and global competence through your discipline.

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:30 a.m. Registration opens

9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9:30-10:00 a.m. Welcome

10:00-11:00 a.m. Community Partnership Workshops* Track I

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Community Partnership Workshops* Track II

*Community Partner Workshops are explorations of the rich resources available to teachers from community partners like the United Nations Association, the Diplomacy Center, and The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Response. These session will go beyond the website and discover how to implement programs, services, and teaching tools that support students development and learning.

Each participant will be able to experience two of these interactive workshops.

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m. Explore Workshops* Track I

2:30-3:30 p.m. Explore Workshops* Track II

*Explore Workshops are sessions facilitated by classroom teacher participants who have integrated opportunities for students to develop cultural literacy and global competence throughout their curriculum (K-12).

3:45-5:00 p.m. UnConference Conversations*

*UnConference Conversations focus on hot topics/swirling questions that interest conference participants. Any participants can post a topic in the morning at sign-up, so that throughout the day, interested fellow participants can sign up to join the conversation.

5:00-5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Networking

5:30-6:15 p.m. Dinner

6:15-6:55 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Clara Brillembourg
Holton Alumna ‘97 and International Lawyer

6:55-7:10 p.m. Closing Remarks

7:15 p.m. Shuttle Departure

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45-9:30 a.m. “Preparing Students for the World of Tomorrow”
Keynote Speaker
Clare Sisisky, Executive Director
Global Education Benchmark Group

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tech Slam

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Explore Workshops Track III

12:10-12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Get Involved: Learn, Share, Network!

Pedagogies & Passports is designed for classroom teachers. We want and need your participation to make it a success. Submit a proposal to share the exciting global teaching and learning happening at your school!

Educators from all divisions and disciplines please consider submitting for proposals for UnConference Conversations, Tech Slam, or Explore Workshops on the topics of:

  • Global Courses
  • Division Specific Curriculum Development: Integrating Opportunities for Developing Global Competence
  • Taking Action and Applying Knowledge Across beyond the classroom

Please submit your proposal no later than September 28. We will review and respond to your proposal by Friday, October 5.

Proposal options below:

Facilitate an UnConference Conversation

UnConference Conversations identify a topic/question that interests you. You will post it in the morning at sign-up and throughout the day, conference participants will sign up to join the conversation. Lead that discussion later in the day with your peers! (75 minutes)

Engage in the Tech Slam

Tech Slam is a short (5 minutes), high energy demo, led by gathering participants, of tech apps, program, tools or ideas that allow teachers to connect their students to the world. The goal is to introduce participants to as many new technology ideas as possible. Be sure to bring a device (in order to demo your tool/program), and a quick explanation of how the tool works and how it has enhanced/transformed your work in the classroom.

Present an Explore Workshop

Facilitate a 60 minute session in which participants learn how you have integrated opportunities for students to develop cultural literacy and global competence through your discipline.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: CLARA BRILLEMBOURG

Clara Brillembourg, Holton Class of 1997, is a partner at Foley Hoag in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in counseling sovereign States in international disputes with other States, foreign investors and U.S. plaintiffs.

She has successfully represented States before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in disputes involving territorial rights, human rights and environmental harm, including Ecuador v. Colombia (concerning harms caused by aerial spraying of herbicides), and Georgia v. Russia (for ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia and South Ossetia). She also has substantial experience counseling States in maritime boundary disputes and has represented various sovereigns in investment arbitrations before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other prominent arbitral fora. Her victories include defending Uruguay’s tobacco control regulations in a case against Philip Morris.

She serves on the Board of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Advancing Girls Education in Africa, an NGO dedicated to providing education to girls in Malawi, where 0.01% of girls graduate from college.

Clara is a graduate of Holton and received her BA from Harvard and her JD from Yale. Last spring, Clara returned to Holton to talk with the junior class as part of the Global Perspectives class that many juniors take as a requirement of Holton’s Global Education curriculum. As a supporter of Global Education at Holton, Clara shared “Nothing can open the mind and the heart more than learning about and experiencing other countries and cultures. By learning more about the world around us we learn most about ourselves. Global learning has been fundamental to my own personal and professional growth and I want to pass that on to other girls at Holton.”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: CLARE SISISKY

Clare Sisisky is currently the Executive Director of the Global Education Benchmark Group, an organization that supports its 250 member schools around the world in all aspects of global education. Clare has written and spoken on many topics relating to global and cross-cultural competencies in K-12 education. She spent 8 years at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia as the Founding Director of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship and the Director of Strategic Planning. Her leadership responsibilities included overseeing all the global engagement, service-learning, inclusion, entrepreneurship and sustainability programs and developing curriculum and assessment in these areas in partnership with faculty. She also led the school’s strategic planning process, working closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees. She began at Collegiate as the Director of Global Education, where she created the International Emerging Leaders program and a network of 12 partner schools around the world.

She previously worked as an administrator for a large public school district, for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing, and was on the faculty at Phillips Academy Andover. Clare has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and a graduate degree from Harvard University, where her research included a year-long research fellowship in Mauritius and extended time in India. She was a founding Board Member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) and is currently a Board Member of the Council for Standards in International Education Travel (CSIET).

Learn more about our Community Partnership Workshops and presenters:

WORKSHOP
"Discover Diplomacy: Using Simulations to Teach about Diplomacy"
Have you ever wondered how treaties are negotiated or how foreign policy is created? Have you ever thought about what diplomats do? Through the Department of State, U.S. Diplomacy Center’s Diplomacy Simulation Program, students are exposed to the work of diplomats and the skills they use to engage global partners. In this session, Lauren Krizner Fischer will introduce the Center’s Diplomacy Simulation Program, which is available for free, and teach teachers how to implement it in their classrooms.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
The Department of State's U.S. Diplomacy Center

PRESENTER
Lauren Krizner Fischer serves as Education Program Specialist for the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State. She establishes education and outreach goals for the Department’s forthcoming museum and education center, plans curriculum and education resources based on the Center’s exhibitions, and designs and implements the Center’s Diplomacy Simulation Program. She works with collaborating partners, such as The White House Historical Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the World Affairs Councils DC, and establishes relationships with educational organizations dedicated to the teaching of social studies, history and global education.


WORKSHOP
Global Issues, Local Connections: Integrating Global News and Media Literacy into Diverse Curricula
In this session, educators will explore methods for integrating global issues and news literacy into their curricula by exploring resources from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Pulitzer Center is an award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with under-reported global affairs through sponsorship of international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities. Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi will lead a hands-on exploration of the Center's resources, which include lesson plans, journalism workshop outlines, opportunities to Skype with journalists, and thousands of articles, videos and photos from diverse media outlets. Participants will also evaluate methods for integrating journalism skills into their curricula to empower students as critical thinkers and storytellers.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

PRESENTER
Fareed Mostoufi is the Senior Education Manager at Pulitzer Center, where he focuses on designing classroom resources and connecting journalists to students. He has been a freelance curriculum writer for Center for several years, but joins the team after working for nearly four years as a theater artist and educator in Arena's Stage's Community Engagement department. While at Arena, Fareed devised and directed original, autobiographical plays with communities in D.C., Peru, India and Croatia. Before that, Fareed taught ESL and Spanish in D.C. Public Schools. As a recipient of a 2009 Fulbright Scholarship to Argentina, he also taught culture, literature and playwriting at a teachers’ college in San Miguel de Tucuman. Fareed received his BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University in 2008 and his MA in Teaching from American University in 2012. He is passionate about social justice and is a firm believer in the power of storytelling to cultivate empathy.


WORKSHOP
Using Model UN to Explore and Educate About the Refugee Crisis
According to an annual report made by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), we are facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 65.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. With that in mind, discussing the well-being of those who are fleeing from war is more important now than ever, especially considering that the UN has an obligation to address these issues with their limited resources. To highlight this issue, Global Classrooms DC will use Model UN as a fun, effective way to introduce participants to how the UN addresses the crisis in Syria. You will participate in a discussion on refugees by simulating countries in the UN, and represent their positions just like diplomats. In addition, this activity will develop important skills like communicating effectively, speaking purposefully, and working with others who have different views and policies.

COMMUNITY PARTNER
UN Association of the National Capital Area

PRESENTER
Nicole Bohannon '12 is the Global Education Managing Director at the UN Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). She runs the organization's flagship education program Global Classrooms DC (GCDC). She also proudly attended Holton-Arms for 6 years, and graduated in 2012. Before first joining UNA-NCA and GCDC as the Program Manager in 2017, Nicole worked on the fundraising team for a senatorial campaign in Florida. Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs a semester early, and focused on European and Latin American affairs. Nicole brings with her eight years of Model UN experience that started at Holton.

Arrival

The Networking Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Since Friday is a regular attendance day for Holton students, faculty, and staff, we ask that you plan your arrival for no earlier than 8:15 a.m. Welcome remarks by Holton-Arms Head of School, Susanna A. Jones and Conference Logistics by Director of Diversity and Global Education, Melissa Brown.

Shuttle Service

We encourage you to take advantage of a shuttle service we will be running from the Marriott Suites in Bethesda at the following times:

  • Friday Morning 8:00 a.m.
  • Friday Evening 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday Morning 7:30 a.m.

** Note that there will not be a return shuttle Service on Saturday afternoon. We suggest that you use Taxi, Uber, or Lyft from Holton-Arms following the conference.

Please park in the first two bays in the front of the school (when you enter campus follow the signs to the Upper School, not the Lower School). Holton-Arms facilities staff will be present at 8:15 a.m. to assist you.

Bethesda Marriott

Lodging Information

Bethesda Marriott Suites*
6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-897-5600

*shuttle service provided to/from Holton

Other Bethesda area hotels, at which Holton-Arms does not hold room blocks, include:

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-2907

Doubletree Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-652-2000

Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-2100


Look Who's Coming! We're excited to see you:

Amigos International

Brimmer and May School

The Bryn Mawr School

Bullis

Collegiate

Foxcroft School

Garrison Forest School

Glen Elg

Green Farms Academy

Georgetown Prep

Holton-Arms School

ISEEN

Landon school

National Coalition of Girls Schools

National Cathedral School

One Schoolhouse

Rustic Pathways

St. Catherine's School

St. Paul's

The Ellis School

The Tatnall School