Global Education

 

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If you are interested in bringing any programs to your school, please contact Arnela Zekic at azekic@cincyworldaffairs.org or call 859-448-8984. 

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Build the World
Build the World is an activity developed to help students learn map skills through playing a fun, competitive, team building activity. Through this hands on activity, students will learn world geography and learn cooperation while working in teams. The Build the World activity is a relay race where two student teams are placing continents, oceans, and countries on a white board. The team that builds the world correctly first- wins!

Global Classrooms
Global Classrooms connects international students and international visitors with our local students by bringing them into the classroom. Through this face to face interaction, students benefit from a genuine connection to cultural diversity. Although all Global Classrooms can be tailored to fit the class’s objectives, the presentations generally cover: country facts and statistics, history, dress, food, currency, music, important figures, and current events. Global Classrooms may also begin with a map skills activity to enrich the students’ knowledge of geography and/or end in a cultural activity.

Global Classrooms can fit into any subject class.

Global Classrooms for 2016: India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Bosnia & More!

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International Visitors and Global Education Connecting at Newport Intermediate School – Click on the picture above to see more!

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High School

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Thank you to Princeton High School for hosting the 2016 Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is one of the flagship programs of the World Affairs Councils of America. AWQ enriches students’ knowledge on international affairs/events and Greater Cincinnati high schools compete against each other in a battle to be the ‘Best of the Quest.’ Topics include, but are not limited to: geography, flags, current international events, foreign policy, alternative fuels, education standards, environmental issues, genocide, transnational crime and leaders. Students form teams of 4 and use the provided study guide to prepare for the competition. GCWAC awards the first place team and one teacher a travel/hotel stipend to go to Washington D.C. and represent our region in the national competition.

2016 Academic WorldQuest 1st place winners: Indian Hill High School, ‘Barefoot Bluejean Night’ team

International Education Summit (IES)
The IES is a program designed to raise student awareness about careers in the international field. Each year, a different global topic is chosen and experts in that field discuss their role in approaching the issue. Not only are students able to listen to a panel discussion on the designated subject, but they are provided with individual opportunities to speak directly with the presenters in “speed networking” sessions where they are encouraged to interact and learn from the professionals in their field of interest. The Summit focuses on tri-state area international professions, including representative from governmental, community and private organizations. Representatives of local universities are in attendance as well to inform students of international opportunities while in college.

This year the International Education Summit will be held at Northern Kentucky University on November 18, 2016. For questions or more information, contact Arnela Zekic at 859-448-8984 or azekic@cincyworldaffaris.org

Or register here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/InternationalVisitorsCouncil/Education.html

2016 topic: Global Entrepreneurship & STEM

Past Topics
2011: The Global Economy
2012: World Cultures
2013: Global Environmental Issues
2014: #SocialMedia&ItsGlobalImpact
2015: Global Climate Change & Sustainability

In 2016, the International Education Summit held its first Group Critical Thinking Project. The students were assigned to seek opportunities through Global Entrepreneurship & STEM to address the current Zika Virus.

Our Inaugural First Place Winners are from Princeton High School. The team focused on building a business around using Drones to give isolated areas access to daily needs to help stop the spread of the Zika Virus. Check out their photo below!

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Princeton High School students take First Place at the International Education Summit.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors! 

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Global Classrooms
Global Classrooms connects international students and international visitors with our local students by bringing them into the classroom. Through this face to face interaction, students benefit from a genuine connection to cultural diversity. Although all Global Classrooms can be tailored to fit the class’s objectives, the presentations generally cover: country facts and statistics, history, dress, food, currency, music, important figures, and current events. Global Classrooms may also begin with a map skills activity to enrich the students’ knowledge of geography and/or end in a cultural activity.

Global Classrooms can fit into any subject class.

Global Classrooms for 2016: India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Bosnia & More!

International Refugee Crisis: Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance Simulation 
The simulation is a program initiated by the United States Diplomacy Center for educational purposes to expose students to diplomacy both as a concept and a practical set of 21st century skills that can be applied to global issues.
This program is available through our World Affairs Council to be provided for local classrooms.

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College

Careers in Foreign Affairs Session
Similar to the high school International Education Summit, this program is designed to raise awareness about careers in the international field. The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council is a part of the Global Ties network which is associated the the United States Department of State. Because of this connection, the GCWAC created this program to share about careers with the State Department (domestic and foreign).

Global Trivia
Similar to the Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competition, the Council will work with a college to host a Global Trivia night on campus for students. This is a fun social program that makes international affairs both fun and educational!

College Trivia

Trivia at University of Cincinnati with faculty and students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adult

Great Decisions
Foreing Policy AssociationEach year, community groups across America meet to discuss eight foreign policy issues pre-determined by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program celebrated 50 years in 2004, making it the longest standing Global Affairs education program in the country. To rationally guide the discussions, the Great Decisions book offers informative essays on the topics at hand. Furthermore, a Great Decisions DVD with expert discussions is provided to aide in discussion. Once a topic is explored to members’ satisfaction, opinion polls are filled out by participants, compiled and sent to Washington to aide in policy formulation. The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council organizes community groups for our members and also works together with professors from the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati who run the program as a course. Community groups are typically organized in February and meet for eight sessions to discuss each topic.

Foreign Policy Association Online Certificate Available

Learn about leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policy makers and the American public.
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Teachers

Global Education Training Workshop 

Bring the World to your classroom! Our Global Education Workshops are designed to equip teachers with the expertise, confidence, and resources to teach ANY subject globally. This requires simple adjustments to teachers curriculum.

Spring 2017 Date TBD 

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Retired Nativity Principal, Robert Herring and Advisory Board Member, Mary Ann Buchino presenting at the Spring 2016 Global Education Workshop

 

Thank you to our Educational Sponsors for the Teacher Training:

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