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Pedagogies & Passports


Join us to explore and share how leveraging local, national, and global issues and perspectives in your classes empowers students to build understanding around the interdependence and interconnectedness of our world.

Consider bringing a small team of teachers to Pedaggoeis & Passports to connect with fellow educators

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

Registration Fee Per Person: $275 by Sept. 30 (early bird $195 by June 30)

Join us to explore how to:

  1. Incorporate the economic, environmental, and social impacts of global issues and perspectives into your curriculum
  2. Expand your students' thinking beyond the classroom
  3. Encourage students to explore their diverse identities and how those identities affect their actions within the global community
  4. Develop your teaching and learning in an ever-changing and complex world

Registration Fee Per Person: $275 (early bird $195 prior to June 30, 2020)*

Registration is limited and available on a first come first served basis.


12:00-1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch

1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcome

1:25-2:25 p.m. Deep Dive (Track 1)

2:25-3:25 p.m. Deep Dive (Track 2)

In depth exp/orations of the rich resources, programs, services, and teaching tools that support students' development and learning.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Explore Workshops (Track I)

In the explore workshops, participants will share current topics of local, national and global importance and how they are addressed in different divisions/discipline.

4:30-5 p.m. Cocktails & Networking

5-5:45 p.m. Dinner

5:45-6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Nidhi Bouri '04, Team Lead at USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Specialist

6:45-7 p.m. Closing Remarks

7:05 p.m. Shuttle departs to Bethesda Marriott Suites


8:30 a.m. Shuttle departs from Bethesda Marriott Suites to Holton

9:00-9:45 a.m. Breakfast & Welcome

9:45-10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker TBA

10:45-11:45 p.m. Explore Workshops . (Track 2)

12-1 p.m. Panel - Connecting Institutional Priorities: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Global Education and Community Engagement

1-2 pm. Lunch

2-3 p.m. Tech Slam

3-4 p.m. Team Meetings (in school groups)

4 p.m.: Departure *

*please note there will be no afternoon shuttle, please make departure arrangements as needed.

More specifics to come ... please check back for further details on Deep Dives and Explore Workshops soon!

Get Involved: Learn, Share, Network!

Pedagogies & Passports is designed for classroom teachers. We want and need your participation to make it a success!

Educators from all divisions and disciplines can submit a proposal for Explore Workshops or Tech Slam:

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 the economic, environmental, and social impacts of global issues and perspectives into your curriculum. Share how you address current topics of local, national and global importance to empower students to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. Topics may include, but are not limited to, race, climate change, xenophobia, immigration, antisemitism, etc.

Please submit your proposal no later than Friday, September 4. We will review and respond to your proposal by Friday, September 18.


The Networking Lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. Since Thursday is a regular attendance day for Holton students, faculty, and staff, we ask that you plan your arrival for no earlier than 11:45 a.m. Welcome remarks by Holton Head of School, Susanna A. Jones and Conference Logistics by Director of Diversity and Global Education, Melissa Brown.

Shuttle Service/Parking

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

  • Thursday 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday Evening 7:05 p.m.
  • Friday Morning 8:00 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 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 facilities staff will be present at 11:45 a.m. to assist you.

Bethesda Marriott

Lodging Information

Holton has a room block at Bethesda Marriott Suites under Pedagogies & Passports Room Block. The room rate is $179.00/night. Guests should call Marriott Reservations directly at 1 (800) 228-9290 on or before Thursday, September 17, 2020, to make arrangements.

Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817

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

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Doubletree Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814