Global Learning: Live Webinars, Networking, and Organizational Memberships

Annie Wendel, as part of the K-12 global learning series

Educators benefit from tapping into networks of other globally-focused educators and professionals. Below are links to membership organizations that support conversation, networking opportunities and collaborative project ideas to advance the field of global education.

AACTE Committee on the Internationalization of Teacher Education

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Committee on the Internationalization of Teacher Education fosters development of a global perspectives in teaching and teacher education and promotes the use of this perspective in decision-making within the Association, member institutions, and related constituencies.

Global Education Benchmark Group

Global Educators Conference brings together some of the best ideas, practices, and people in global education from around the world. Registration is $425 for member schools attendees and $525 for all others.

Global Education Collaborative

The Global Education Collaborative is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas.

Institute of International Education: Teacher Resources

IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE’s Research and Evaluation division has conducted surveys on academic flows to and from the U.S. since 1923. Open Doors, IIE’s flagship research project, supported by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since 1972, is recognized worldwide as the critical resource for understanding student mobility trends to and from the U.S.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by setting standards of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.

e-Learning Seminars: NAFSA’s live and on-demand e-Learning Seminars offer real-world guidance and resources for professionals seeking solutions and best practices for current international education topics.

Collegial Conversations: These live, online conversations cover a variety of international education topics. They are free of charge and generally last one hour. A valid NAFSA member login is required to register for all Collegial Conversations. NAFSA members have unlimited access to the full transcripts from all past Collegial Conversations.

Trainer Corps NAFSA

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps is made up of approximately 300 member volunteers who deliver NAFSA Core Education Program (CEP) Workshops at various events, programs, and meetings throughout the year, including NAFSA’s Annual Conference, Regional Conferences, and on-site locations all over the country.

Peace Corps Teacher Professional Development

This Peace Corps program is a professional development network for global educators. Membership includes K–12 teachers, post-secondary educators, and nongovernmental organization representatives. These educators, many of whom are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, share one common interest — broadening the global awareness of today’s youth.


Series author Annie Wendel was recently accepted as a fellowship graduate student at Merrimack University to pursue an M.Ed. in Community Engagement. Due to a long-standing passion for global citizenship and social justice, coupled with critical questioning and hard-nosed analysis, Annie has long been a friend ofglobalsl.org, repeatedly interning for the network and moving our work forward. She is currently completing programming with the Wyman Teen Outreach Program in middle and high schools in the Greater New Haven area in Connecticut, implementing a positive youth development curriculum and organizing community service-learning opportunities for students. She has also learned and served elsewhere in the States, Nepal, South Africa, and the Solomon Islands. After graduate school, she hopes to continue to pursue global education through experiential models and service-learning programs.

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