December 7, 2018
On November 14th, a team of educators from Florida’s Alachua, Seminole, and Volusia counties participated in-person and virtually in the “Global Competencies for Career Success” summit, held in Washington D.C. and hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and Teach to Lead. The Center for Latin American Studies provided travel funds for participating educators. The day-long workshop was designed to help educators incorporate global competencies into career, technical, and STEM education programs. Working in teams, participants networked with peers and held discussions with experts about global competencies in the context of career, technical, and STEM education.
The Florida team learned about global education opportunities for students and teachers, and worked to develop a strategy to begin globalizing the curriculum at Florida Career Academies and STEM schools. The team will continue to collaborate and encourage the integration of global competencies in Florida classrooms. We welcome other Florida educators interested in participating. More resources are available through the Network of Business Language Educators website, the Florida Connected Facebook page or by contacting Dr. Mary Risner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or to join the global team, please reach out to email@example.com.