CEHD hosting RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2016

Radford University’s College of Education and Human Development is hosting the Global Education Conference 2016 on Aug. 13.

The one-day event is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the university's Young Hall.

The conference will feature presenters, including K-12 teachers from the United States and Russia, who are successfully integrating global studies into their classroom curriculums. One of the scheduled presenters is Lucine Jhangiryan, who teaches English at the middle and high school level in Siberia, Russia.

Virginia Tech Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning Patricia Kelly will be the keynote speaker.

“The conference will provide many ways to connect teachers with the world through global classroom projects and activities,” said Radford University Assistant Professor Terry Smith, who is a conference co-chair along with Radford faculty members Patti Talbot and Glenna Gustafson.

Among the 20 sessions, there will be a National Geographic Educator Certification workshop offered along with presentations and displays by representatives from Population Education, UNC Worldview and the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

Classroom teachers and Radford University teacher education students are encouraged to attend the conference. "Attendees will return to the classroom more world ready with ideas a strategies for integrating global competencies into their classroom lessons to develop life-ready learners," according to the conference brochure.

To register for the conference, visit http://bit.ly/21SK7dk. The conference online site is http://ru-world-ready.wikispaces.com.  

To learn more about the conference, contact the co-chairs at: ggustafso@radford.edu, ptalbot@radford.edu, and tsmith39@radford.edu.

Jul 19, 2016
Chad Osborne