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					                                                        January 17–19, • Tampa, FL




                          Faculty Presentations                Monday, January 19–Ballroom II
                                                               8:30–9:30 AM
                          Sunday, January 18–Ballroom II       •	 The	Silent	Tsunami–The	Global	
                                                                  Food	Crisis
                          8:30–9:30 AM
                                                               	 Rebecca Harris
                          •	 Global	Water	Challenges	and		
                            Solutions                          10:00–11:00 PM
                          	 James R. Mihelcic                  •	 Balancing	Demands	of	Humans	
                                                                  and	Ecosystems	for	Water	in	
                          10:00–11:00 AM
                                                                  the	Face	of	Diminishing	Global	
                          •	 Transition	to	a	Renewable		
                             Energy	Future	for	the	World          Resources	and	Climate	Change
                             Yogi Goswami                         Thomas L. Crisman

                          1:15–2:15 PM                         1:15–2:15 PM
                                                               •	 The	International	Criminal	Court	
                          •	 Neglected/Infectious	Diseases	
                                                                  and	the	Politics	of	Justice:	Stop-
                             Wilbur Milhouse
                                                                  ping	the	Genocide	in	Sudan
                                                                  Steven Roach




                      Agenda
                      Saturday, January 17
    11 AM– 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Set Up

     3:00 – 7:00 PM   Conference Registration Open
	                 	   Garden Room

     7:00– 9:00 PM    Welcome Reception, Dessert and Exhibits – Cash Bar
	                 	   Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace




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                         Agenda
                         Sunday, January 18
    7:00 AM– 3:00 PM     Conference Registration Open
	                    	   Garden Room

       7:00 – 8:30 AM    Breakfast and Exhibits
	                    	   Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace

       8:30 – 9:30 AM    Conference Session 1

             Garrisons   The Research Journalism Initiative: Building Global Perspectives on
                         the Middle East
	                    	   Jennifer	D.	Klein,	Research Journalism Initiative
                         Creativity	and	Conflict.	Research	Journalism	Initiative	staff	living	in	the	West	Bank	
                         facilitate	creative	expression	among	Palestinian	university	students	through	film,	radio,	
                         photography	and	creative	writing.	RJI	resources	can	be	incorporated	into	a	broad	range	
                         of	secondary	curriculum	to	help	your	students	understand	the	nature	of	perspective	and	
                         the	Palestinian	experience.	Provide	a	direct	link	to	regions	of	conflict	abroad,	bring	mar-
                         ginalized	voices	to	your	classroom,	see	examples	of	student	creativity,	and	finish	up	with	
                         a	live	videoconference	to	Palestine!	Attendees	will	leave	the	session	with	unique	tools	and	
                         methods	for	teaching	politically	difficult	material	in	a	way	which	humanizes	conflict	and	
                         encourages	compassionate	questioning	about	global	perspectives	and	human	rights.

             O’Knight    And the 21st Century Belongs to…China!
	                    	   Tom	Thorpe,	Graland Country Day School
                         The	21st	Century	belongs	to	China.	China	grapples	with	how	harmoniously	to	become	
                         a	21st	century	world	power.	With	increased	economic	freedom,	will	the	Chinese	demand	
                         more	political	freedom?	Learn	about	a	six-week	unit	in	which	students	research,	problem	
                         solve,	write,	construct	informed	opinions,	and	present	findings	on	issues	of	sustainability	
                         concerning	China	and	its	world	neighbors.	Using	the	“lens”	of	sustainability,	the	purpose	
                         of	this	presentation	is	to	describe	a	unit	in	which	students	improve	their	knowledge	and	
                         understanding	of	China	using	a	constructivist	and	inquiry-based	approach.

             Lancaster   The World is a Village: Direct Instruction in Content, Reading, and
                         Writing at the Middle School
	                    	   Joanna	Hawkins,	Vermont Writing Collaborative,	Diane	White,	Newton School
                         Explore	a	month-long,	interdisciplinary	unit	in	global	studies,	entitled	“The	world	is	a	
                         village,”	at	the	middle	school	level	in	a	Vermont	public	school.	It	is	an	introductory	unit	
                         for	a	yearlong	curriculum	on	creating	sustainable	global	structures,	and	it	reflects	the	
                         understanding	that	adolescents	learn	critical	reading	and	writing	most	effectively	when	
                         they	are	embedded	in	meaningful	content.




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             Steele   Going Bananas: A Look at Global Economy in Latin America
	                 	   Denise	Woltering,	Tulane University/Stone Center for Latin American Studies,		
	                 	   Nicole	Means,	West Feliciana High School
                      Explore	issues	of	global	economy	through	an	in-depth	perspective	on	the	trade	of	
                      bananas	from	Latin	America.	The	presentation	will	reveal	the	powerful	and	exploitative	
                      nature	of	the	banana	business	through	innovative	learning	technology.	Through	film	
                      and	online	resources,	teachers	will	be	introduced	to	different	strategies	in	teaching	about	
                      global	economy.	Participants	will	engage	in	practical	activities	to	bring	back	to	the	K-12	
                      classroom.	All	disciplines	will	be	able	to	adapt	this	presentation	to	fit	their	subject	and	
                      grade	level.

           Fletcher   VLM4IS: An Idea Whose Time is Coming!
	                 	   Tom	Welch,	Council of Chief State School Officers
                      How	can	we	energize	and	incentivize	international	involvement	for	any	student	in	any	
                      location	in	the	world?	The	Virtual	Learning	Magnets	are	designed	to	do	just	that.	The	
                      basic	tenets	of	the	VLM,	a	growing	system	of	radical	new	opportunities	for	learning	will	
                      be	covered.	Highlights	will	include	performance-based	credentialing,	standards-based	
                      courses;	use	of	a	suite	of	common	national	assessments,	both	formative	and	summative;	
                      a	content	repository	model	for	curriculum	development;	increased	student	responsibility	
                      and	incentives;	ties	to	post-secondary	institutions;	and	more.

            Jackson   Gandhi’s Wisdom
	                 	   Mary	Condron,	Ballard Elementary Global Studies Magnet School
                      Learn	how	to	present	the	ideas	of	Mahatma	Gandhi	to	elementary	age	children	through	
                      multi-disciplinary	activities	that	highlight	both	math	and	language	art	skills.	Gandhi	
                      understood	spirituality	and	strong	local	economies	to	be	the	backbone	of	sustainable	de-
                      velopment,	and	these	are	concepts	children	can	comprehend.	Ways	in	which	the	work	of	
                      the	Ahimsa	Center	can	enrich	your	classroom	celebration	of	“A	Season	for	Nonviolence”	
                      will	be	shared	and	will	enable	you	to	give	students	valuable	background	on	the	life	and	
                      work	of	Gandhi.	

        Ballroom II   Global Water Challenges and Solutions
	                 	   James	R.	Mihelcic,	University of South Florida, Master’s International Program in
                      Civil & Environmental Engineering
                      Professor	Mihelcic	will	discuss	the	increasing	global	demands	for	water	consumption.	
                      Hundreds	of	millions	of	urban	dwellers	have	inadequate	provisions	of	water,	sanitation,	
                      and	drainage.	And	the	majority	of	the	three	billion	growth	in	human	population	in	the	
                      21st	century	will	be	in	urban	areas.	How	can	we	meet	the	increasing	human	demands	for	
                      water?	Come	learn	about	the	Patel	Center’s	cutting	edge	sustainable	solutions	for	meet-
                      ing	these	demands.

    9:30–10:00 AM     Beverage Break and Exhibits
                      Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace




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    10:00–11:00 AM     Conference Session 2

           Garrisons   Dynamic Fluids: Using Google Earth to Teach about Oil and Water
                       in the Middle East
	                  	   Barbara	Petzen,	Middle East Policy Council
                       Oil	and	water	in	the	Middle	East	might	seem	to	be	opposites	–	there	is	a	lot	of	one	and	
                       far	too	little	of	the	other.	These	critical	resources	are	both	fascinating	windows	into	the	
                       complex	geography,	politics	and	economies	of	the	region.	See	how	Google	Earth	can	
                       inform	and	pique	student	interest	in	the	Middle	East	and	its	resource	dilemmas,	using	a	
                       new	website.	While	this	case	study	is	on	the	Middle	East,	the	process	and	strategy	used	is	
                       widely	applicable.

           O’Knight    Tips for Empowering Students through Service Learning on
                       Sustainability Issues
	                  	   Teddy	Mwonyonyi,	Carl and Louis Stokes Central Academy
                       Would	you	like	to	empower	students	to	engage	in	civic	responsibility,	academic	achieve-
                       ment,	and	social	action?	How	can	you	do	this	using	a	service	learning	approach	center-
                       ing	on	issues	of	sustainability?	Ms.	Mwonyonyi	is	an	award	winning	teacher	who	incor-
                       porates	internet	technologies	to	connect	students	around	the	world.	She	will	share	how	
                       she	uses	service	learning	in	the	area	of	sustainability	to	help	students	grow	an	awareness	
                       of	the	impact	of	their	behavior	as	global	citizens.

           Lancaster   The Struggle for Sustainable Livelihoods and Environmental Justice in an
                       Indonesian Fishing Community
	                  	   Gene	Ammarell,	Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University
                       Like	rainforests,	the	world’s	coral	reefs	are	being	destroyed	at	an	alarming	rate	due	to	a	
                       variety	of	human	activities.	Come	learn	from	twenty	years	of	ethnographic	research	in	
                       the	remote	island-village	of	Balobaloang.	It	focuses	on	the	social,	political,	economic,	
                       and	ecological	dimensions	surrounding	the	destruction	of	the	island’s	reef	fishery	
                       through	blast	and	cyanide	fishing	industries.	A	CD	of	PowerPoint	slides	and	other	re-
                       sources	will	be	provided	for	teachers	to	use	in	their	classrooms.

              Steele   The Role of Holocaust Studies in International E-learning
                       Communities to Promote Global Sustainable Development in
                       Human Rights and Education
	                  	   Lana	Bernhardt,	American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters		
	                  	   Mary	McCullagh,	Christopher Columbus High School
                       Examine	the	work	of	the	International	Book	Sharing	Project	in	promoting	global	sus-
                       tainable	development	in	human	rights	and	education,	the	educational	methodology	by	
                       which	the	IBSP	creates	e-learning	communities,	and	the	use	of	online	communication	
                       to	develop	empathy	and	respect	for	others	will	be	addressed.	Explore	listening	to	ideas	
                       critically	and	reflectively	and	begin	to	develop	an	understanding	of	the	human	capacity	
                       for	good	and	evil	and	to	take	a	stand	against	acts	of	inhumanity.




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             Fletcher   Infusing Meaningful Content into ALL Levels of World Language Instruction
	                   	   Janice	Holter	Kittok,	Educator in Service, LLC
                        Participate	in	a	demonstration	of	how	language	teachers	can	stay	in	the	target	language	
                        and	teach	meaningful	content	at	the	same	time,	even	in	the	beginning	levels.	The	dem-
                        onstration	lesson,	conducted	in	a	foreign	language	is	designed	for	people	who	have	never	
                        studied	that	particular	language.	The	teaching	strategies	can	be	applied	to	any	language,	
                        any	level	of	proficiency	and	any	content	topic.	Concrete	examples	of	content	infused	
                        into	the	K-12	Spanish	programs,	model	what	can	be	done	in	any	language.	

              Jackson   Globalizing English –by Design
	                   	   Janet	Spencer	and	Bear	O’Bryan,	Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for
                        Government and International Studies
                        See	how	using	principles	adapted	from	McTighe	and	Wiggins’	Understanding	by	Design	
                        can	help	you	build	strong	units	based	on	essential	questions	about	global	issues.	This	
                        method	builds	connections	among	contemporary	global	literature,	English-language	
                        core	texts,	and	language	study.	Learn	techniques	for	adapting	lessons	in	grammar,	
                        writing	techniques,	literary	analysis	to	design	exercises	that	reinforce	unit	themes	and	
                        student	skills.	Examples	will	be	drawn	from	lessons	that	explore	essential	questions	about	
                        Human	Rights/Cultural	Education,	Conflict/Child	Soldiers/Genocide	and	Post-War	
                        Economic	Development.

          Ballroom II   Transition to a Renewable Energy Future for the World
	                   	   Yogi	Goswami,	University of South Florida, Co-Director, Clean Energy Research Center
                        Dwindling	fossil	fuel	resources	worldwide	along	with	their	unacceptable
                        environmental	impact	make	it	inevitable	that	much	of	our	future	energy	will
                        come	from	renewable	resources.	

                        The	past	30	years	have	witnessed	tremendous	advancements	in	renewable	energy
                        technologies	using	direct	solar	radiation,	wind	and	biomass.	System
                        efficiencies	have	increased	and	costs	have	come	down	by	orders	of	magnitude,
                        making	many	renewable	applications	cost	effective	even	without	considering
                        their	environmental	benefits.	As	a	result,	worldwide	wind	power	is	growing
                        at	an	annual	rate	of	32%	and	photovoltaic	(PV)	at	a	rate	of	over	36%.	The
                        transition	to	a	Renewable	Energy	Future	has	begun.	

                        There	is	little	time	left	for	us	to	make	an	orderly	transition	from	the
                        remaining	convenient	and	affordable	fossil	fuels	to	sustainable	renewable
                        energy	resources.	Therefore,	the	transition	must	occur	faster	than	at	the
                        present	rate.	Technologies	and	economics	of	renewable	energy	will	continue
                        to	improve	with	time;	however,	there	is	no	need	to	wait	for	the	epitome	of
                        research.	Present	technologies	are	sufficiently	advanced	to	allow	major
                        contributions	to	the	current	energy	infrastructure.	What	is	needed	today	is
                        vigorous,	far-sighted	public	policy	and	political	leadership	for	an
                        accelerated	and	orderly	transition	to	a	renewable	energy	future.

    11:15 – 12:45 PM    Lunch and Keynote

           Ballroom I   Drawing for EF Tours International Flight Giveaway

     12:45– 1:15 PM     Dessert and Exhibits
                        Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace


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    1:15– 2:15 PM     Conference Session 3

         Garrisons    Ambassadors of Change: Uganda Project
	                 	   Lisa	Walker	and	Gayle	Hartigan,	Tallwood High School Global Studies &
                      World Languages Academy
                      Live	video	conferencing	can	motivate	our	students	to	become	Ambassadors	of	Change	
                      by	creating	real	life	connections	among	young	people.	This	school	raised	$10,000	in	one	
                      year	and	built	a	science	wing	in	Padibe,	Uganda	working	with	Global	Nomads.	Learn	
                      how	to	use	problem	based	and	service	learning	in	UBD	lesson	design,	and	how	to		
                      organize	a	school-wide	solution	to	a	real	world	problem	while	incorporating	21st		
                      Century	skills.

         O’Knight     Israel, The Holy Land: 8,000 B.C.–2008 C.E.
	                 	   LaVerne	McDonald,	Birmingham City Schools
                      Trace	the	timeline	of	the	history	of	the	nation	of	Israel,	the	evolution	of	the	Semitic	
                      religions	of	Judaism,	Christianity,	and	Islam	and	roots	of	the	Israeli-Palestinian	conflict.	
                      Learn	about	the	Israel’s	geography,	culture,	education	system,	and	society.	Explore	the	
                      development	of	curriculum	to	teach	Cultural	Diversity	in	Israeli	schools	created	by	edu-
                      cators	from	Birmingham,	New	Orleans	and	Rosh	Ha’Ayin,	Israel.

         Lancaster    Developing a Sister-School Model with an Emphasis on
                      Sustainability and International Mindedness
	                 	   Jesse	Scott,	Harambee Centre
                      Learn	how	to	develop	a	sister-school	relationship	with	a	focus	on	sustainability.	The	
                      Harambee	Centre	connects	the	people	of	the	Pacific	Northwest	with	the	people	and	cul-
                      tures	of	Africa	by	collaborating	and	working	to	support	African	communities	to	develop	
                      and	sustain	self-help	projects	that	focus	on	empowering	women	and	children	through	
                      improved	health,	education	and	business	enterprises.	A	model	with	examples	that	can	be	
                      used	at	any	school	and	integrated	into	any	subject	matter	will	be	presented.

             Steele   Why War? Distinguish Causes, Determine Patterns, Develop
                      Theories –Get Security!
	                 	   Teresa	Hudock,	Center for Active Learning in International Studies
                      Got	Security?	Looking	to	teach	your	students	how	to	better	study	about	war?	Using	the	
                      “levels	of	analysis”	international	relations	framework,	your	students	will	be	better	able	
                      to	understand	the	various	causes	of	wars	from	the	War	of	1812	to	the	current	War	on	
                      Terror.	With	greater	fluency	about	different	contexts	and	variables,	students	are	better	
                      prepared	to	apply	history	to	current	debates	about	conflict,	security	and	stability.	They	
                      can	substantively	compare	and	contrast	cold	war	and	post	cold	war	security	challenges	
                      and	policy	options.	Read,	use	systematic	worksheets	to	analyze	causes,	determine	pat-
                      terns,	develop	their	own	theories	–	and	get	security!	

           Fletcher   Institutionalization of K-12 Global Curriculum in the United States
	                 	   Vannetta	R.	Perry,	Socorro Consolidated Schools
                      Learn	more	about	the	international	education	initiative	in	New	Mexico	and	how	the	
                      state	is	moving	toward	institutionalizing	internationalization	of	curricula	to	ensure	
                      global	readiness	of	our	students.




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            Jackson   Global Textiles: Understanding Design, Craft and Development
	                 	   Ellen	London,	Firefly Designs Africa*Asia
                      Learn	how	to	promote	and	encourage	understanding	of	different	cultures,	countries	and	
                      crafts	in	their	K-12	classrooms.	Examples	of	women’s	textile	projects	in	developing	coun-
                      tries,	marketing,	advertising,	sustainability	and	challenges	in	bringing	the	products	to	
                      the	international	market	will	be	discussed.	Handouts	will	include	coloring	book	motifs	
                      for	K-6	students.

        Ballroom II   Neglected/Infectious Diseases
	                 	   Wilbur	Milhouse,	University of South Florida, College of Public Health
                      What	are	the	major	infectious	disease	problems	the	world	faces	today,	and	how	can	we	
                      address	these	devastating	diseases?	The	solution	is	to	maintain	a	critical	mass	of	investiga-
                      tors	focused	on	discovering,	developing	and	implementing	new	intervention	strategies.	
                      Dr.	Milhouse	will	be	speaking	on	the	work	of	the	USF	Global	Health	Infectious	Disease	
                      Team,	which	is	part	of	a	national	consortium	of	academic	health	centers	that	works	to	
                      ensure	that	biomedical	discoveries	are	rapidly	translated	into	prevention	strategies	and	
                      clinical	treatments.	His	speech	will	highlight	the	synergy	created	by	harnessing	mul-
                      tidisciplinary	resources	from	scientists	from	multiple	disciplines	who	use	advances	in	
                      molecular	science	to	understand	the	causes	of	human	disease,	to	develop	novel	methods	
                      for	its	prevention	and	to	devise	novel	treatments.

    2:25 – 3:25 PM    Conference Session 4

          Garrisons   Alternative Energy Sources: The Case for Solar Power
	                 	   Kelly	Miliziano,	Melissa	Mousseau,	and	John	Miliziano,	Global Schools Project,
                      University of South Florida
                      Explore	alternative	energy	resources	and	learn	about	case	studies	from	around	the	world	
                      regarding	energy	consumption.	A	cross-curricular	lesson,	Copernican	Gold:	The	Case	for	
                      Solar	Fuel	will	be	showcased,	which	encourages	students	to	consider	alternative	energy	
                      options.	An	assessment	strategy	at	the	“social	action”	level	will	be	shared,	that	provides	
                      students	with	ways	to	problem-solve	and	personally	participate	in	effecting	solutions	to	
                      social	problems.

          O’Knight    Hearing Multiple Voices: Teaching the Debate on Issues in
                      Global Development
	                 	   Clare	Sisisky,	Center for Humanities, Henrico County Public Schools
                      Explore	the	concept	of	teaching	the	debate	while	providing	high	school	students	with	
                      access	to	complex	contemporary	topics	in	global	sustainable	development.	The	topics	
                      presented	will	be:	water	scarcity	and	privatization	in	sub-Saharan	Africa,	farm	subsidies	
                      and	international	trade	in	the	Caribbean,	and	human	rights	and	the	market	in	China.	
                      Each	will	provide	curriculum	materials	including	resources	to	demonstrate	multiple	
                      perspectives,	specific	questions	for	class	discussions/debate,	and	primary	sources	includ-
                      ing	art	and	film.




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      Lancaster   Exploring Literary and Global Conflicts Using Differentiated
                  Multicultural Texts
	             	   Jennifer	Stephan, International High School at Sharpstown
                  Join	Jennifer	Stephan	to	find	out	how	to	create	a	plan/outline	for	building	a	project-
                  based	unit	that	incorporates	international	text	in	a	differentiated	structure.	We	have	all	
                  tried	to	integrate	international	text	into	our	curriculum,	with	varying	levels	of	success.	
                  There	is	no	doubt	that	students	can	learn	a	lot	about	the	culture	and	conflicts	of	a	coun-
                  try	through	the	lens	of	local	stories.	But	what	is	the	best	way	to	make	sure	the	learning	is	
                  interpreted	correctly?	How	do	we	make	sure	we	don’t	lose	or	create	things	in	translation?	
                  Lots	of	interactive	discussions	to	help	you	determine	the	best	way	to	implement	analysis	
                  of	multicultural	texts	in	your	classroom.	

         Steele   Understanding Sustainability: 2-Week Units for Science and
                  Social Studies
	             	   Sheeba	Jacob,	Facing the Future
                  Develop	understanding	about	global	interdependency	by	integrating	sustainability	
                  concepts	into	your	science	classes.	Immediately	applicable	and	easy	to	integrate	with	
                  other	curriculum	materials,	the	unit	includes	lessons	on	renewable	and	nonrenewable	
                  resources,	ecological	footprint,	water,	energy,	and	systems.	Based	upon	an	inquiry	model,	
                  students	examine	issues,	pose	questions,	think	critically,	make	connections,	and	acquire	
                  new	knowledge	and	skills	through	problem-solving	activities,	simulations	and	more.

        Jackson   “What do You Bring to the Table?”: Organizing a Senior High
                  Program of International Development Service Trips
	             	   Claire	Allen, West Island College
                  For	the	past	10	years	West	Island	College,	a	private	Jr.	&	Sr.	High	School	in	Calgary,	
                  Alberta,	has	been	running	a	successful	International	Studies	program	teaching	sustain-
                  able	development	through	hands	on	service	trips	to	the	developing	world.	Discover	the	
                  origin,	vision	and	mechanics	of	running	this	program	and	teaching	sustainable	devel-
                  opment	“hands	on”	in	a	Senior	High	School.	Walk	through	the	process	from	itinerary	
                  planning,	risk	assessment,	board	approval	and	pre-trip	study	to	travel	and	post-travel	
                  follow	up.	A	package	of	sample	documents	will	be	handed	out.

    Ballroom II   Women and Human Rights: Call to End Violence Against Women
	             	   Rina	Aybar,	Joy	Fauntleroy	and	Joel	Goodrick,	Global Schools Project,
                  University of SouthFlorida
                  Violence	against	women	is	a	growing	epidemic	which	threatens	the	core	basis	of	human	
                  rights.	Explore	the	global	issue	of	gender-based	violence	which	encompasses	a	range	of	
                  abuses	against	women.	Case	studies	and	learning	activities	will	be	presented	that	raise	the	
                  awareness	amongst	students	about	this	growing	problem	and	promote	human	rights	for	
                  all	people	regardless	of	their	gender.

     3:45 PM      Tarpon Springs Tour Departure
	             	   (pre-registration required)
                  ALL-INCLUSIVE	with	dinner	$70		
                  TOUR	ONLY	$50




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    7:30– 8:30 PM     World Trivia Quiz
                      Ballroom II

    8:30–10:00 PM     BLACK GOLD–Optional Movie Available
                      Ballroom II
                      After	oil,	coffee	is	the	most	actively	traded	commodity	in	the	world.
                      But	for	every	$2	cup	of	coffee,	a	farmer	receives	only	a	few	pennies.
                      This	acclaimed	documentary	asks	us	to	face	the	unjust	conditions	under	which	our	
                      favorite	drink	is	produced	and	to	decide	what	we	can	do	about	it.	The	film	traces	the	
                      tangled	trail	from	the	two	billion	cups	of	coffee	consumed	each	day	back	to	the	coffee	
                      farmers	who	produce	the	beans.	BLACK	GOLD	is	distributed	by	California	Newsreel,	
                      for	more	information	on	this	title	please	go	to	www.newsreel.org	
                      Produced/Directed	by	Marc	and	Nick	Francis
                      Run	Time:	78	minutes

                      Monday, January 19
    7:00 – 8:30 AM    Breakfast and Exhibits
                      Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace

    8:30– 9:30 AM     Conference Session 5

          Garrisons   Teaching the European Union
	                 	   Gali	Beeri,	European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill		
	                 	   Karen	Boschker,	European Union Center of Excellence, University of Washington
                      Learn	about	teaching	the	European	Union	in	the	K-12	classroom!	The	European	Union	
                      is	a	key	actor	in	today’s	world,	and	a	leader	in	its	long-standing	commitment	to	meet	
                      the	challenges	of	sustainable	development.	A	variety	of	teaching	resources,	including	
                      lesson	plans,	games,	and	other	educational	materials	will	be	provided.	Though	materials	
                      presented	will	be	primarily	for	social	studies	teachers,	they	are	also	applicable	to	other	
                      disciplines.

          O’Knight    Sustainability + Social Studies = Good Global Citizens
	                 	   Bethany	Vosburg-Bluem,	Ohio State University, College of Education
                      Join	in	the	examination	of	the	concept	of	sustainability	and	its	relationship	to	the	social	
                      studies	curriculum.	There	will	be	a	brief	overview	of	its	relevance	to	the	social	studies	
                      disciplines,	concluding	with	its	contribution	to	creating	global	citizens.	Recognize	that	
                      sustainability	and	citizenship	education	both	advocate	civic	participation,	social	justice,	
                      economic	and	social	responsibility,	and	decision-making	based	on	critical	inquiry	and	
                      deliberation.

          Lancaster   Can You Dig It? Preserving the Past across the Planet:
                      Archeology in the 21st Century
	                 	   Robert	Bailey,	Jennifer	Orjuela	and	Christina	Bratager,	Global Schools Project,
                      University of South Florida
                      This	global	interdisciplinary	lesson	will	compare	archeological	digs	in	different	parts	of	
                      the	world	and	investigate	different	governments’	responses	to	the	findings.	The	rights	of	
                      indigenous	people	will	be	considered	vis-à-vis	how	governments	and	international	law	
                      regulate	findings.	A	strategy	for	how	to	create	a	school-site	dig	so	students	can	have	a	
                      hands-on	experience	to	apply	their	knowledge	and	skills	will	be	shared.

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              Steele   Environment Projects Make a World of Difference
	                  	   Diane	Midness,	iEARN,	Rowena	Gerber,	Miami Country Day School
                       Learn	how	students	around	the	globe	have	made	the	world	a	better	place	for	all,	by	
                       working	locally	and	globally.	A	healthy	environment	is	a	concern	for	young	people	
                       everywhere.	The	project-based	learning	activities	which	easily	align	to	curriculum	stan-
                       dards	will	be	shared.	Students	share	and	celebrate	their	accomplishments	in	conversation	
                       and	digital	media	through	the	iEARN	Collaboration	Centre	and	at	annual	YouthCaN	
                       conferences.

            Fletcher   Bringing the World into Your School: The Educational Value of
                       International Youth Exchange
	                  	   John	Hishmeh,	Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET)
                       There	is	no	greater	impact	on	increasing	cross-cultural	awareness	than	human	to	human	
                       contact.	This	message	will	be	delivered	through	a	presentation	on	the	best	practices	of	
                       international	youth	exchanges,	how	to	work	with	an	exchange	program,	and	tools	to	
                       incorporate	exchange	experiences.	Procedures	and	advantages	of	making	international	
                       youth	exchange	an	integral	activity	in	American	schools	will	be	highlighted.	Experiences	
                       of	current	and	past	exchange	students	will	be	included.

             Jackson   Road Block to Increasing Minority Students Participants in Travel
                       Study Abroad
	                  	   Bennie	L.	Walker	and	Larry	Green,	Snowden International School
                       Explore	approaches	and	promotion	of	travel	study:	Who	and	Why?	Transformative	value,	
                       as	well	as	fundraising	ideas	to	underwrite	low-income	student	participation	will	be	dis-
                       cussed.

         Ballroom II   The Silent Tsunami –The Global Food Crisis
	                  	   Rebecca	Harris,	University of South Florida, Patel Center for Global Solutions
                       The	head	of	the	UN	World	Food	Program	has	called	the	current	global	food	crisis	a	
                       “silent	tsunami	that	respects	no	borders”	and	is	threatening	the	lives	of	over	100	million	
                       people	worldwide.	Professor	Harris	will	be	speaking	about	the	food	crisis,	including	the	
                       myriad	of	causes	of	the	crisis,	who	it	is	impacting	the	most,	and	possible	ways	to	reverse	
                       it.	Her	work	will	focus	on	experiences	in	developing	countries,	where	up	to	80%	of	
                       families’	money	is	spent	on	food	items,	and	for	whom	the	spike	in	food	prices	has	been	
                       devastating.

    9:40 – 10:40 AM    Conference Session 6

           Garrisons   Do You GET IT?!? Middle Schoolers Making a Difference
	                  	   Jen	Girten,	Heifer International
                       Get	It!:	Global	Education	to	Improve	Tomorrow	is	Heifer	International’s	global	educa-
                       tion	and	service	learning	program	that	teaches	students	about	sustainable	solutions	to	
                       world	hunger	and	poverty.	The	curriculum	focuses	on	consumer	choices	about	com-
                       modities	traded	between	Latin	America	and	North	America	and	how	everyday	decisions	
                       affect	people	and	environments	around	the	world.	Middle	school	educators	will	be	
                       provided	with	interactive	activities	for	implementing	the	program	into	their	classrooms,	
                       and	service	learning	ideas	to	empower	students	to	make	a	difference.




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    O’Knight    From There to Here: Refugee Youth Explain Their Resettled Lives
                Through Photography
	           	   Lynn	McBrien	and	Rebecca	Day,	University of South Florida
                What	brings	refugees	to	the	United	States	is	significantly	different	from	what	brings	
                other	immigrants	here,	and	understanding	those	differences	can	be	critically	important	
                to	refugee	students’	success.	A	partnership	between	the	university,	community	organi-
                zations	serving	refugees,	and	a	city	art	studio	will	be	described.	Learn	ways	in	which	
                refugee	students	present	unique	challenges	and	opportunities	for	teaching	and	learning	
                through	research,	students’	photos	and	students’	own	words.

    Lancaster   One Small Step: Helping Elementary Students Develop Awareness
                of the Global Footprint
	           	   Julie	Welch,	Marian	Schiesser	and	Linda	Watson,	North Woods International School
                How	can	you	help	elementary	students	develop	a	global	perspective?	North	Woods	
                International	School	educators	developed	a	year-long,	school-wide	plan	for	infusing	top-
                ics	related	to	“climate	change”	into	the	existing	curriculum.	Follow	one	year	in	the	life	
                of	4th	grade	students	as	they	explored	their	global	footprint.	The	session	will	walk	you	
                through	the	step	by	step	process,	from	choosing	a	theme	to	celebrating	your	work	with	
                parents	and	community.

       Steele   Ethics and Virtues Matter: Values and Politics of Human Rights
	           	   Teresa	Hudock,	Center for Active Learning in International Studies
                Learn	how	students	can	apply	and	evaluate	three	principles	for	ethical	decision-making	
                based	on	philosophical	traditions	of	ends-based,	care-based,	and	rule-based	thinking.	
                See	how	the	framework	of	competing	values	is	then	applied	to	policy	choices	that	offer	
                a	deeper	and	clearer	dimension	to	controversial	issues	in	order	to	fully	support	goals	of	
                valuing	diversity,	resolving	conflict,	and	engaging	in	respectful	and	substantive	dialog.

     Fletcher   War and Literature: Exploring Conflict & Human Behavior In a
                Credit-Recovery Setting
	           	   Annie	Schmutz	and	Karin	Wissmann,	The Henry Street School for
                International Studies
                Discover	how	to	have	your	students	talk	about	the	biggest	type	of	conflict	ever	known:	
                WAR.	Centered	on	World	War	II	and	the	Viet	Nam	War,	students	can	begin	to	make	
                the	connections	between	the	types	of	conflict	they	see	everyday	and	the	conflict	that	has	
                perpetuated	war	in	ancient	&	modern	history.	The	session	will	be	interactive	and	audi-
                ence-members	will	be	asked	to	engage	in	classroom	activities.	Using	modern	literature	
                and	multi-modal	literacy,	these	projects	address	diverse	learning	needs.	Teachers	will	
                leave	this	session	with	strategies	&	resources	necessary	for	teaching	a	humanities	credit	
                recovery	course	that	is	project	and	inquiry	based.

      Jackson   China’s Century: Olympic Transformation, Olympic Challenges
	           	   Brady	Schmidt,	Thornton High School
                Come	see	the	highlights	of	the	dizzying	changes	occurring	in	modern	China,	and	the	
                monumental	challenges	they	pose.	Topics	will	include	China’s	growth	in	the	post-Mao	
                period,	and	the	environmental,	political,	social,	and	economic	issues	surrounding	that	
                growth.	Gain	a	deeper	understanding	of	today’s	China,	its	place	in	the	world,	and	what	
                that	may	mean	for	the	United	States.	The	topics	will	contain	both	content	objectives	and	
                specific	curriculum	ideas	developed	for	secondary	schools.



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          Ballroom II   Global Sustainable Development –That’s Peace Corps!
	                   	   Anne	Baker,	National Peace Corps Association
                        Tap	into	Peace	Corps	Volunteers	(PCVs)	first-hand	experience	with	real	world	issues	
                        through	resources	and	programs	specifically	designed	for	U.S.	classrooms	and	communi-
                        ties.	Sample	a	cross-section	of	educational	resources	across	topics,	regions,	subject	areas	
                        and	grade	levels	from	Peace	Corps	Coverdell	Wise	Schools	and	National	Peace	Corps	
                        Association.	

    10:40 – 11:10 AM    Beverage Break and Exhibits
                        Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace

    11:10 – 12:10 PM    Conference Session 7

            Garrisons   Water, Water, Everywhere! Global Water Essentials
	                   	   Célèstine	Adolé	Douglas	and	Mary	Carroll	Alexander,	International Studies School
                        at Garinger
                        Join	two	Biology	and	Environmental	Science	teachers	for	a	look	at	teaching	about	water	
                        quality	and	related	health	issues	around	the	world.	This	presentation	will	include	hands	
                        on	activities	such	as	building	a	water	filter	and	carrying	water	jugs,	as	well	as	introduc-
                        tion	to	documentaries,	web	activities,	problem	based	learning	and	simulations,	and	
                        specific	ideas	of	ways	to	assess	student	work.	One	simulation,	for	example,	takes	you	
                        back	in	time	to	London	in	the	mid-1800s	during	the	deadly	cholera	outbreak.	We	will	
                        also	explore	ways	in	which	drinking	water	can	be	treated,	and	the	relation	between	water	
                        and	health	in	different	countries	of	the	world.	For	grades	6-12.

            O’Knight    Water is Essential for Life: A Science Inquiry Unit
	                   	   Shellie	Wilson,	Janet	Gulden	and	Kathy	DeCock,	Diamond Path School of
                        International Studies
                        Come	and	learn	how	you	can	engage	students	using	inquiry	to	let	them	learn	all	about	
                        water.	Essential	questions	will	be	addressed.	How	do	humans	impact	water	systems?	
                        How	is	conserving	water	like	investing	in	the	future?	An	example	of	how	to	take	state	
                        standards,	district	frameworks,	and	the	FOSS	Science	kit	and	create	an	inquiry-based	
                        curriculum	with	a	global	perspective	will	be	shown.

            Lancaster   Breaking Down the Walls of the Classroom: Social Networking
                        Sites as a Tool for Cultural Empowerment
	                   	   Robert	Bailey,	Jefferson High School,	Kenneth	Carano,	University of South Florida
                        This	interactive	session	will	demonstrate	how	teacher	moderated	blogs	and	social	net-
                        working	sites	can	aid	in	the	reduction	of	student	stereotypes,	raise	cultural	awareness,	
                        and	provide	students	with	service	learning	opportunities	in	developing	worlds,	without	
                        leaving	the	confines	of	their	classroom.	Classroom	blog	activities	will	be	modeled	that	
                        investigate	varied	perspectives	from	numerous	blog	consultants	covering	a	wide	array	of	
                        subject	areas.




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              Steele   A Mirror for America
	                  	   KE	Hones,	Stevenson School Library, San Francisco Unified School District
                       Explore	national	cultural	identity	and	the	environment	in	contemporary	multicultural	
                       children’s	literature	from	Canada,	Mexico	and	the	U.S.	Formats	of	fiction,	non-fiction	
                       and	primary	sources	will	be	provided.	Come	explore	curriculum	strategies	and	instruc-
                       tional	resources	for	research	and	writing	about	these	countries.	Handouts	will	include	
                       sources	for	kid	friendly	print,	non-print,	electronic,	community	and	primary	resources,	
                       and	samples	of	student	rubrics.

            Fletcher   All the World’s A Stage: Building Cultural Bridges and Raising Awareness
                       Through Drama
	                  	   Paula	Egan-Wright,	Cheyenne East High School
                       Theater	is	an	excellent	way	to	bring	different	countries	together,	to	grow	both	in	lan-
                       guage	fluency	and	cultural	understanding.	Witness	how	French	International	Bacca-
                       laureate	students	from	Cheyenne	and	their	teen	counterparts	at	a	Parisian	high	school	
                       prepared	a	play	on	separate	sides	of	the	ocean,	then	came	together	in	Paris	to	rehearse	
                       and	perform	for	a	crowd	of	250.	You	will	learn	how	to	find	an	international	partner	for	
                       such	a	venture.	Tips	for	planning,	itinerary	suggestions,	and	anecdotes	from	real	trips	
                       with	valuable	lessons	will	be	shared.	Resources	for	free	materials	and	tips	to	keep	costs	
                       down	will	be	offered	and	much	more.

             Jackson   Balancing Social, Political and Economic Interest in the Global
                       Sustainable Development of Oil –A Role Play Simulation
	                  	   Barbara	Segnatelli,	Anne Arundel County Public Schools
                       Learn	more	about	the	real	world	challenges	faced	by	the	Iran,	Nigeria,	Russia,	Great	
                       Britain,	Mexico	and	China.	Explore	how	using	a	series	of	timed	“rounds”	students	can	
                       assume	the	roles	of	politicians	at	the	local	and	national	levels,	oil	company	representa-
                       tives,	environmental	activists,	NGOs	and	supranational	organizations	in	an	attempt	to	
                       negotiate	a	policy	that	benefits	all	citizens	in	the	global	community.	Actual	examples	of	
                       expected	and	unforeseen	events	will	be	introduced	between	the	rounds.	

         Ballroom II   “Bigfoot” is Alive and Well! Is Your Ecological Footprint Larger than My
                       Ecological Footprint?
	                  	   Sharon	Otwell,	University of Central Arkansas
                       The	feet	are	big	and	the	issues	even	bigger.	Let’s	discuss	the	ways	we	can	reduce	the		
                       size	of	all	our	footprints	and	stop	this	problem	before	we	stamp	on	each	other.	Ecologi-
                       cal	footprints	will	be	defined,	problems	identified	and	some	solutions	offered	for	the	
                       classroom	teacher	to	use	to	inform	and	debate.	Come	identify	your	own	footprint.

    12:10 – 1:45 PM    Lunch On Own and Exhibits
                       Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace




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    1:45– 2:45 PM     Conference Session 8

         Garrisons    Rethinking Food: Teaching About the Interconnections of Global
                      Economics, Food, and Sustainability
	                 	   Denise	R.	Ames,	Center for Global Awareness
                      A	sustainable	future	depends	upon	the	rethinking	of	the	global	economic	system	and	
                      the	way	food	is	produced	and	consumed.	Three	key	areas	of	change	needed	in	our	global	
                      economy	as	it	relates	to	food	production	will	be	identified.	Using	case	studies	from	
                      Mexico,	Iran,	and	the	U.S.–three	interactive	ways	this	vital	issue	can	be	integrated	into	
                      the	7-12	language	arts	and	social	studies	classroom.

         O’Knight     A Mezes of Middle Eastern Topics Through the Vehicle of the
                      Multigenre Portfolio
	                 	   Betsey	Coleman	and	Jonathan	Vogels,	Colorado Academy
                      Improve	your	knowledge	and	understanding	of	the	cultures	and	peoples	of	the	Middle	
                      East	through	the	vehicle	of	the	multigenre	portfolio	and	the	lenses	of	different	disci-
                      plines:	language	arts,	social	studies,	art,	math,	and	science.	The	Rothberg	International	
                      School	Summer	Institute	for	Middle	Eastern	Studies	in	consultation	with	the	Depart-
                      ment	of	Islamic	and	Middle	Eastern	Studies	will	be	described.	Participants	will	gain	
                      insight	into	integrating	global	education	with	literacy	practices,	the	social	sciences,	math,	
                      and	the	fine	arts.	You	will	come	away	with	specific	ideas	about	the	people,	culture	and	
                      some	history	of	the	Middle	East.

         Lancaster    Using Simulations to Teach About Global Environmental Issues
	                 	   Audrey	Tetteh,	ICONS Project, University of Maryland
                      Negotiate	over	“a	whale	of	a	problem!”	Come	learn	how	to	challenge	students	to	exam-
                      ine	global	environmental	issues	from	multiple	perspectives	while	taking	part	in	a	sample	
                      simulation	exercise	on	international	whaling.	Role-play	simulations	can	engage	students	
                      in	exploring	the	connections	between	globalization,	development	and	the	environment	
                      by	placing	them	in	the	midst	of	real,	controversial	issues.

             Steele   H2O for Life: Providing Global Partnerships for Schools
	                 	   Jenny	Babiash	and	Katy	Domschot,	H20 for Life
                      Learn	about	how	H2O	for	Life	provides	global	partnerships	for	schools	in	the	U.S.	with	
                      schools	in	developing	countries	in	the	areas	of	water,	sanitation	and	hygiene.	Service	
                      learning	strategies	to	develop	student’s	service	projects	will	be	demonstrated.	Issues	will	
                      be	identified,	action	plans	developed,	plans	implemented,	and	finally	a	reflection	upon	
                      completion.	A	list	of	global	partners	around	the	world	waiting	for	your	schools	to	get	
                      involved	will	be	provided.

           Fletcher   Nations Make Policies; People Make Friends: Teaching in Today’s Russia
	                 	   Lisa	A.	Walker,	Tallwood High School & Global Studies World Languages Academy
                      Share	the	experiences	of	an	American	teacher	chosen	to	teach	in	Russia.	Discover	how	
                      this	person	to	person	exchange	and	training	is	one	of	the	most	effective	ways	to	promote	
                      mutual	understanding,	international	corporation	and	global	peace.	You	will	see	video	
                      projects	created	by	Russian	students,	learn	how	to	set	up	an	international	pen	pal	club	
                      and	more	about	opportunities	for	cultural	and	educational	exchange.




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            Jackson   Climate Change: Global Connections and Sustainable Solutions –
                      2-Week Interdisciplinary Units for Middle and High School
	                 	   Sheeba	Jacob,	Facing the Future
                      Climate	change	is	an	interconnected	global	issue	and	will	be	one	of	the	defining	top-
                      ics	for	the	21st	century.	Experience	hands-on	lessons	from	a	standards	based,	integrated	
                      curriculum	that	demonstrates	the	global	interconnections	between	natural	cycles	and	
                      systems	as	well	as	human	choices	and	actions	using	carbon	footprint,	emissions	trading	
                      and	energy	policy.	Free	curriculum	will	be	available	for	all	attendees.


        Ballroom II   Balancing Demands of Humans and Ecosystems for Water in the Face of
                      Diminishing Global Resources and Climate Change
	                 	   Thomas	L.	Crisman,	University of South Florida, Patel Center for Global Solutions
                      The	United	Nations	has	recognized	that	the	world	is	facing	a	water	crisis,	both	in	the	
                      quantity	and	quality	of	water	for	humans	and	ecosystems.	How	can	we	plan	for	the	
                      future?	Learn	about	cutting-edge	ecological	engineering	and	ecohydrological	approaches	
                      that	have	been	used	to	develop	sound,	sustainable	management	of	water	resources	in	the	
                      face	of	exponential	demands	from	humans.

    2:55 – 3:55 PM    Conference Session 9

          Garrisons   Going Global and Green: Using Complexity Theory to Catalyze
                      Sustainability and Internationalization Initiatives
                      Chris	Harth,	St. Andrew’s Episcopal School/Global Studies Foundation
                      Making	the	complex	seem	simple!	Learn	about	concepts	in	the	field	of	complexity	and	
                      apply	them	to	current	international	affairs,	global	service	projects,	and	the	challenge	of	
                      sustainable	development,	as	well	as	to	the	process	of	internationalizing	education.	By	
                      applying	these	concepts	educators	and	their	institutions	will	learn	how	to	adapt	to	the	
                      changing	circumstances	in	the	emergent	global	context.	Participants	will	leave	with	an	
                      understanding	of	complex	systems,	including	phenomena	like	tipping	points	and	but-
                      terfly	effects,	and	an	appreciation	for	nonlinear	dynamics	that	affect	the	evolution	of	
                      organizations	and	international	affairs	in	the	twenty-first	century.

          O’Knight    Passport to Cultural Enrichment: The Peace Corps World Wise
                      Schools Experience
	                 	   Kenneth	Carano,	University of South Florida
                      Imagine	being	able	to	take	your	classroom	on	an	“authentic”	journey	to	another	land,	
                      learning	the	subtleties	of	its	culture.	The	obvious	question	is,	“What	is	the	cost?”	The	
                      answer	is,	“Nothing,	but	time	and	a	little	ingenuity.”	By	establishing	a	classroom	corre-
                      spondence	match	with	Peace	Corps	volunteer	through	the	Coverdell	Peace	Corps	World	
                      Wise	program,	students	can	travel	the	globe.	A	returned	Peace	Corps	volunteer,	turned	
                      classroom	instructor	will	display	classroom	strategies,	using	Robert	Hanvey’s	four	levels	
                      of	cross-cultural	awareness	to	demonstrate	how	this	unique	program	can	dramatically	
                      improve	student	cross-cultural	awareness.




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           Lancaster   Going Green in the Andean Region: Ecuador and Peru
	                  	   Elizabeth	Herzog,	Windermere Preparatory School
                       Ever	wonder	if	“Going	Green”	is	just	a	trend	in	the	US?	Take	a	look	at	the	attitudes	and	
                       perspectives	of	the	Ecuadorian	and	Peruvian	people	as	the	presenters	take	their	cameras	
                       to	the	streets	of	Lima	and	Quito	and	to	one	school	that	is	making	a	big	difference	in	the	
                       community.	Learn	how	to	integrate	area	studies,	language	and	culture	into	the	content	
                       you	teach.	The	research	is	done;	you	just	need	to	share	it	with	your	students!	Several	
                       resources	will	be	distributed.

              Steele   Chasing the Dream: Sustainable Humanitarian Project Development
                       Through International Studies
	                  	   Sean	Beaton,	Calgary Academy, Nigel McCarthy, West Island College
                       Learn	the	challenges	and	pitfalls	of	establishing	long-lasting,	sustainable	humanitarian	
                       development	projects	around	the	world.	Both	presenters	have	created	a	wide	range	of	
                       humanitarian	projects	for	high	school	students	to	participate	in.	Educators	will	be	pro-
                       vided	with	the	framework	of	how	to	establish	programs	that	assist	in	developing	global,	
                       sustainable	humanitarian	projects	for	High	School	students.	There	will	be	a	sharing	of	
                       experiences	and	exchanging	of	ideas.

             Jackson   Discover Classroom Earth: Linking Culture, Science, Leadership and Service
                       through Educational Student Travel
		                 	   Jordy Oleson, Global Explorers
                       No	educational	experience	can	rival	the	joy,	spontaneity	and	inspiration	that	come	from	
                       transformative	international	travel.	Global	Explorers,	a	nonprofit	organization,	will	
                       present	findings	from	a	recent	independent	study	conducted	by	Texas	A&M	University	
                       on	the	impact	of	their	unique	educational	travel	model.	Attendees	will	learn	about	the	
                       importance	of	international	travel	and	the	components	that	make	an	educational	travel	
                       program	even	more	meaningful.	Participants	will	also	receive	information	and	resources	
                       on	how	to	select	the	right	travel	experience	for	their	students.

         Ballroom II   The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Justice: Stopping
                       the Genocide in Sudan
	                  	   Steven	Roach,	Department of Government and International Affairs at the University
                       of South Florida
                       What	is	the	role	of	the	International	Criminal	Court	in	stopping	the	genocide	in	Sudan?	
                       How	can	prosecution	of	state	leaders	in	Sudan	promote	peace	and	stability	in	the	region?	
                       Professor	Roach	will	provide	a	brief	historical	background	of	the	International	Criminal	
                       Court,	discuss	the	political	dimensions	of	the	power	of	the	Prosecutor	of	the	Court,	and	
                       compare	the	role	of	the	Court	in	Sudan	to	other	pending	cases	concerning	Uganda,	the	
                       Democratic	Republic	of	Confo,	and	the	Central	African	Republic.

     3:55 – 4:25 PM    Beverage Break and Exhibits
	                  	   Garden Room, Ballroom Foyer & Terrace

                       Drawing for EF Tours International Ticket Giveaway	
                       ISSA Registration Desk

          4:25 PM      Exhibits Close




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                          Agenda
        4:25– 5:25 PM     Conference Session 10

              Garrisons   Who is Responsible: Choices, Policy Options, Role of Government
                          in the Market
	                     	   Teresa	Hudock,	Center for Active Learning in International Studies
                          Learn	how	students	can	apply	market	principles	and	identify	political	perspectives	when	
                          evaluating	policy	options.	Lessons	on	development	and	trade	in	the	context	of	globaliza-
                          tion,	specifically	including	cases	on	the	rise	of	human	trafficking	and	on	water	politics,	
                          comparing	resources	management	and	conflicts	in	California	and	the	Middle	East	will	
                          be	presented.	Policy	comparisons	between	countries	enable	students	to	explore	the	
                          origins	and	influence	of	political	culture.	All	session	materials	are	available	free	on	an	
                          unrestricted	online	database.

              O’Knight    China in Transition
	                     	   Lorena	Ortiz	and	Kelly	Reynolds,	Global Schools Project, University of South Florida	
                          This	panel	will	investigate	the	complexity	of	China	as	it	transitions	to	a	market	economy	
                          and	enters	the	global	marketplace.	Also	presented	will	be	a	comparison	of	21st	century	
                          China	with	19th	century	United	States,	exploring	industrial,	environmental,	and	global	
                          economy	issues.	Participants	will	receive	content	information,	pedagogic	strategies,	and	
                          student-ready	resource	materials.

              Lancaster   Students as Emissaries of Sustainability
	                     	   Susan	Carson,	Grand Valley State University, College of Education
                          Discover	how	to	teach	students	to	implement	sustainable	practices	through	peace	educa-
                          tion.	Teachings	from	Arun	Gandhi	in	his	life	with	Mahatama	Gandhi,	lessons	from	the	
                          United	Nations	on	K-12	education	and	exercises	from	the	work	of	civil	rights	champions	
                          will	be	used.	They	will	be	applied	to	the	lives	of	educators	and	students.

                 Steele   “Virtually” Crossing Cultures: Using GNG Videoconferencing to
                          Connect Youth Globally
	                     	   Tonya	Muro	Phillips,	Global Nomads Group
                          Join	in	learning	how	students	can	break	down	stereotypes	and	pave	a	path	to	a	more	
                          peaceful	tomorrow	by	“virtually”	speaking	directly	to	one	another	in	real	time	through	
                          GNG	videoconferences.	A	background	on	GNG	and	its	program	will	be	provided.	The	
                          presenter’s	experiences	working	in	international	videoconferencing	as	a	tool	for	global	
                          learning	will	be	explained.	Details	on	how	to	implement	cross-cultural	videoconferenc-
                          ing	connections	and	what	the	results	have	been	in	past	programs	will	be	shared.		
                          NOTE: This session will be done through a live videoconference. The speaker will not
                          be present.

             5:25 PM      Dinner on Your Own

                          Tuesday, January 20
    8:00 AM –12:00 PM     Jefferson H.S. School Site Visit
                          (pre-registration required)
                          Field	Trip	$50




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