Upcoming Webinars: A Civics of Interdependence, Ready and Free for Remote Learning
The Community-based Global Learning Collaborative, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education, and the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development are cooperating to support a series of fall events designed to deepen understanding of local inclusivity and its relationship with global processes and understanding. Join us for these free, discursive webinars.
August 11, 1 – 2:15 PM EST: A Toolkit for Understanding Local Issues in Global Context, Including Racism and Structural Inequality – Presenter / Facilitators: Nicole Stokes – Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, St. Joseph’s University; Eric Hartman – Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College
Beginning with a focus on how to live and practice racial equity everyday, Dr. Nicole Stokes and Dr. Eric Hartman will share a set of resources designed to expand local understanding of global injustices, and ways to foster classroom discussions and dialogues about inequality and racial discrimination. The goal is not for educators to become experts in diversity and inclusion but rather how to create spaces and opportunities that do not shut down these conversations in the classroom or in schools (broadly). The resource sharing and discussion will span everyday interactions to consideration and understanding of structural and historical injustices. Educators who take part will be exposed to resources that can help advance their own practices and curriculum, specifically in respect to understanding structural inequities in local context. This webinar is relevant for educators at the advanced secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels who are facilitating sophisticated introductory conversations at the intersection of large concepts and structures and local, personal applications.
August 13, 9 – 10 AM EST: Global Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Open Access, Virtual Collaborations and New Global Learning Pathways – Presenter / Facilitators: Samantha Brandauer – Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement; Julia Carnine – Resident Director, Dickinson in France and Contributing Faculty; Bruno Grazioli – Resident Director, Dickinson in Italy: Italian Studies and Contributing Faculty; Lindsey Lyons – Assistant Director, Center for Sustainability Education, all of Dickinson College
In the spring of 2020, the Center for Global Study and Engagement (CGSE) at Dickinson College suspended spring study abroad programs and brought students home, canceled summer study abroad, and pondered the unlikelihood of resuming fall 2020 study abroad and lingering questions about the future of international education. Then the CGSE started to seek out future-forward and innovative opportunities and collaborations for continued global learning. This webinar highlights one successful collaboration which helped us reimagine our commitment to building equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Throughout the spring and summer of 2020, Dickinson faculty and staff in the US, Spain, Italy and France:
- Contributed to a multi-institutional initiative coordinated through the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative to develop open-access, online teaching materials – A Critical Introduction to Global Thinking, Interdependence, and Skill-Building for Social Action, Locally and Internationally – A Toolkit
- Developed and team-taught an online summer course using several toolkit modules- One Earth, Multiple Worlds: Engaging Student Action for Global Solidarity and Sustainability
This webinar will focus on the benefits of and lessons learned from contributing to and using the toolkit, new external and internal collaborations (particularly between Dickinson staff in Carlisle and staff/faculty abroad), team-teaching and teaching online across 5 countries and 3 time zones, and new global learning pathways at Dickinson as a result of these experiences. Participants will gain insights in respect to how to leverage this open-access toolkit in their own contexts, including especially across international education networks and collaborations. Finally, participants will learn more about how they can contribute to the toolkit moving forward.
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