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The 2019 Midwest Global Teaching Dialogue is a U.S. Department of State sponsored event focused on sharing best practices in global education.

Alumni of the Department’s Teacher Exchange Programs and other global education leaders will share best practices for globalizing curricula and implementing virtual exchanges. Department of State officials will speak with the group and teachers will conduct workshops on integrating global competency across the K-12 curriculum. There will be a resource fair to provide information about U.S. Department of State exchange programs for teachers and youth, U.S. Diplomacy Center simulations, and other activities and materials to help teachers bring the world into their classrooms.

Event Agenda:

8:30AM-9:00AM  Registration and Coffee/Pastries 

9:00-9:50 AM Introductions and Keynote Speaker  

10:00 -10:50 Session 1

11:00-12:00 Lunch Provided (YUM!)

12:00-12:50 Session 2

1:00-1:40 Panel Discussion

1:40-2:00 Closing Remarks/ Invitation to follow up events

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Session Descriptions

“Museum Literacy: Bring the World to your Students with Museum Teaching Strategies” The ability to understand museum spaces and artifacts is a learned skill, one that’s vital to the cultivation of lifelong, global learners and to helping students develop a greater empathy for cultures around the world. Museum literacy also helps students connect the skills they learn in the classroom to new subject matters and environments. But many students face barriers when trying to learn in museums. Discover how you can ensure your students are prepared to make the most of a museum visit.

“Sustainable Development Goals: Engaging Students in Solving World Problems” United Nations Association of Saint Louis Board Members Carlos Suarez and Luz Rooney will be holding a workshop about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they play a role in today’s society. From the creation of the post-2015 agenda, and how individuals can contribute toward its progress, this will be an informative session to share information and resources that will inspire our generation to drive progress towards the global goals.


“K-12 Effective Practices in Global Education”  Join currently practicing educators as they share their favorite resources in globalizing education.  Explore the four avenues of access to globalizing your classroom: content, instructional strategies, assessment and professional learning. Participants will learn how to select and use appropriate technology and media to communicate with diverse audiences and increase cultural understandings to expand opportunities for young people to have meaningful, educational global experiences.   

“Learn with the World: Connecting Students in Global Virtual Projects” Want to integrate global interaction into your classroom? Join us for a practical guide to beginning global collaborative virtual projects.  Learn how to connect with teachers and students around the world and build cross cultural communication, recognized diverse perspectives and global inquiry skills. Resources, technology tips, and global competency strategies will be shared.  Strategies are applicable for K-12 educators in all disciplines.


“Student Panel: Student Exchange Programs and the Importance of Global Education to 21st Learners”  Hear from current and former U.S. Department of State sponsored exchange students about the global competencies, aptitudes and perspectives they have developed from their exchange experiences.  Students will discuss the application process, how to encourage students to apply and reflect on the value of integrating global competencies into existing best practices.

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