Previous International Education Conferences

Power in Transition? International Politics and Troubled Elections
November 4, 2016
Karl Rahder, independent scholar and journalist, and Maria Casa, Director, National Program & Outreach Administration at the Council on Foreign Relations led the 9th International Education Conference. At the conference, educators learned new ways to bring international politics into their classrooms and engage their students in the role of elections throughout the world. Through dynamic presentations, dialogues, and classroom activities, teachers gained practical and innovative curriculum ideas to guide students to make connections to the larger stories of the world.

Sensing Place, Sharing Stories: Global Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom
April 8, 2016
Don Belt, Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond and former Senior Editor, National Geographic magazine, discussed how educators can incorporate journalistic method and techniques into the secondary and post-secondary classroom in order to cultivate global literacy.

Problem Solving: Classroom, Community & the World
November 7, 2014
Through presentations and discussions, the 2014 IEC linked curriculua that address global issues—world conflicts, human rights, climate change—and problem-solving strategies applicable to everyday dilemmas that students confront.

Global Citizenship
November 1, 2013
The theme of the 6th IEC was Global Citizenship. Through presentations and discussions on this theme, the conference explored strategies for K-12 teachers and administrators to engage students and internationalize classrooms.

Bringing Global Education into the Classroom
November 9, 2012
The 5th IEC explored new methods for bringing global education into existing K-12 and post-secondary curricula.

Educating for Global Competence
November 18, 2011
The 4th IEC provided K-12 and post-secondary educators and administrators with information on internationalizing their curricula. Attendees received a copy of Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. Participants worked in breakout sessions, divided by subject area, to learn about new ways to create engaging learning experiences through internationalizing classroom lessons.

3rd Annual International Education Conference
October 22, 2010
The 3rd IEC provided K-12 teachers and administrators with information and concrete tools for internationalizing their curricula. Presentations were made by Sister Schools Abroad, World Art Chicago, Global Classrooms, World Chicago, the Fulbright Association, and the CPS Office of Service Learning. The afternoon consisted of two separate sessions for middle and high school teachers.