If You Can’t Travel the Globe – Go Global at Home

This is the most interesting art installation I've ever seen; in Salon de Provence, France

This is the most interesting art installation I’ve ever seen; in Salon de Provence, France

Occasionally someone else beats you to the punch.  Project Eve, one of my favorite blogs to follow by the way, has done just that for me.  It’s great when you become interested in something, and then lo and behold, the universe seems to align and leaves you little gifts, like this timely and relevant post by Project Eve.

I just submitted a proposal to teach a workshop on Global Education at the New Jersey (NJEA) Teachers Convention in November 2014.  One of the things I would want to present at the convention are the many ways that teachers, themselves, can become more global citizens, for their own benefit and for the benefit of their students.

Pashley Manor Gardens - I wanted to take a dip

Nothing formal about this sculpture at
Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex, England

Actually, if invited, I plan to share with teachers four things. (1) The global competencies and skills today’s students need to learn and master, (2) How these global competency objectives fit within today’s US International (Educational) Strategy and CCSS (US national educational standards) framework (3) How teachers can afford global travel, and 4) Exactly what the Project Eve article talks about, which is how YOU CAN be global locally.  If I am invited to present at the teachers convention, I will share the information in this great article in my presentation.

One of the things the article mentions, is how “the arts are a form of human expression quite influenced by culture and generated by the human creative impulse. ”  For that reason, I have included, in this post, a few photos of art that I found intriguing and unusual in my recent travels.

If you are interested in how you can be a more global citizen or a more global teacher or parent, read Project Eve’s article, in its entirety, here  http://bit.ly/1cc7Sri

I was fascinated by the spray paint artists at Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

I was fascinated by the spray paint artists at Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

In addition to hoping to present at the NJEA convention, I will be exploring the possibility of delivering this presentation to schools districts in the USA.  I do not believe that many teachers have yet to be made privy to the US International (Educational) Strategy, or the Council of Chief State School Officer’ss (CCSSO’s) partnership with the Asia Society.  The two organizations have joined together to produce a Global Competency Matrix which could prove very helpful to teachers in any/all  disciplines and grade levels, who wish to infuse a more global education into their curriculums.  

If you think your school district would be interested, please feel free to share this message. I would be delighted to consider an invitation to speak with district or school wide audiences.

It's a Beautiful Life-Our Traveling Life

Not art exactly; but close enough
my kids IN Monet’s Water Garden

Finally, I have purchased a new domain for the purposes of delivering a great deal of useful content regarding Global Education.  The site is called Teach Global Today and will be located at http://www.TeachGlobal2DA.com  Please stay posted; as soon as I publish my upcoming book  ‘Have Home Will Travel’ in April, I will be working in earnest on that exciting project!  For now, I will continue to post about Global Education on The Trusting Traveler Website.

Thank you for reading and following. Please comment, I’d love to hear from you!

About Kerry Ascione

Past business and IT professional turned travel writer, blogger, speaker and coach. Huge supporter of the Peer Sharing Movement, especially as it relates to making the lives of families richer in culture and travel. Author of Have Home Will Travel, The Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families.
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2 Responses to If You Can’t Travel the Globe – Go Global at Home

  1. Sounds great! We routing that you make the convention.


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