CEHD hosting RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2017
Radford University’s College of Education and Human Development is hosting its second annual Global Education Conference.
The one-day event is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the university’s Kyle Hall.
The conference will feature experienced global educators from around the United States, as well as organizations such as National Geographic, Virginia Geographic Alliance, Population Education and UNC WorldView.
“The conference serves the needs of pre-service and practicing educators striving to develop global competencies for themselves as well as their students who will enter a rapidly changing and ever more interconnected world,” said Radford University Assistant Professor Terry Smith, who is conference co-chair along with Radford faculty members Patti Talbot and Glenna Gustafson.
Andrew J. Morikawa, senior fellow at the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance, will serve as keynote speaker.
For more than 30 years, Morikawa has provided leadership for community-building and engagement work, primarily in small-town, rural Appalachia. From 1988 to 1996 he served as CEO of World SHARE, an international development and food distribution nonprofit serving the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.
A special guest to the conference will be Jud Hendrix, executive director of the Global Human Project, a Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit dedicated to cultivating “glocal” initiatives to cultivate global citizenship. In addition, he is the creator of Walk-A-Mile In My Shoes Refugee Migration Simulation.
Many conference attendees will give presentations “focused on preparing pre-service and in-service global educators to foster global competency skills in their pre-K-12 classrooms,” Smith said.
To register for the conference, visit https://ru-world-ready.wikispaces.com/. Conference fees are $45 per attendee, and $25 for students with a Radford University ID.