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Preparing Students for the Global Workplace
The Preparing Students for the Global Workplace workshop brought together K-16 educators of diverse disciplines, community, and industry leaders to discuss how to better prepare our students for life-long learning and success in their professional and personal lives.
The event was held in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Thursday, June 6 from 9:00-4:30 and Friday, June 7 from 9:00-1:00.
Location: Springhill Suites, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Thursday, June 6
9 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary Risner, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida
- What is Global Education?
Maria Eugenia Zelaya, Alachua County, Spanish Teacher, Eastside High School
Introduction to the Asia Society framework of integrating global concepts across the curriculum and helping students to connect local and global issues and take action.
- Connecting Business, Community, Schools for Global Projects
Elsie Mendez, Education Director, Volusia Hispanic Chamber
Discussion of ways that teachers and schools can connect with business and the community to provide real-world learning experiences.
- How Global is Florida?
Carmenza Gonzalez, CEO, CZA, INC. Global Business Consulting
Overview of Florida demographics, how Florida is Gateway to International Trade, and key industry needs for future student careers.
12:00- 1:00 PM Lunch Provided
1 - 4:30 PM
- Globalizing the STEM Curriculum through Children’s Story Books
Monika Oli, Lecturer, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
- Spanish/Healthcare Academy - Model
Michelle Josey, District Supervisor, Citrus County
This session will discuss the experiences of one school’s model of linking Language and Culture Skills to Healthcare Professions
- Connecting Your Students to the World Through Virtual Exchange (VE)
Maria Eugenia Zelaya and Carolina Currea
Alachua County, Eastside High School and Hawthorne Middle/High School
- Social Event- Ocean Breeze Bar & Grill
Friday, June 7
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Rebecca Green Bew, Science Teacher, Orange County, Timber Creek High School
- Manufacturing and Career Opportunities
David Long, Director of Global Business Process Management, Edgewell Personal Care
- Connecting Local & Global Perspectives in the Healthcare Industry
Ruben Colon, Clinical Informatics Specialist/Volusia County School Board Member
- Ag Education Opportunities
Daniel Foster, Teacher Educator, State College, PA
Learn about an annual free online conference and other experiential learning opportunities for your ag-ed students
- Global Education Grants, Resources, & Opportunities
Maria Eugenia Zelaya and Rebecca Green Bew
Alachua County, Eastside High School and Orange County, Timber Creek High School
Closing: Next Steps to Globalizing the Florida Curriculum, Door Prizes