Demand is increasing for K-12 teachers to be able to prepare students for a 21st century global workforce. This means engaging K-12 students in a pedagogy that develops their global awareness and cross-cultural skills. As institutions of higher learning, we need to meet the call for better prepared teachers in this intercultural and global competence effort.
How is your institution preparing new teachers to build global awareness and cross-cultural skills in their classrooms?
What models and resources exist to assist you with developing these skills in your teacher candidates?
Building on the momentum of the 2012 NAFSA Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education, faculty members Shari Becker Albright, EdD, and Heather Lattimer, EdD share insights into how each of their institutions have worked toward internationalizing their teacher education programs. They define key attributes of global awareness and competence, discuss how their teacher education programs have helped develop globally competent teachers, and provide resources to help you to enhance your efforts at your institution. Then, following the webinar, join the network of educators who are working together to share resources and best practices toward teacher education internationalization.
In this e-Learning Seminar you will:
- Take part in the effort to define core knowledge, skills, and dispositions required by globally competent teachers in K-12 classrooms.
- Unpack examples of existing initiatives to discover how teacher education programs help to develop globally competent teachers.
- Enhance your institution’s concept and capacity with new resources and access to a teacher network focused on teacher internationalization pursuits.
Shari Becker Albright, EdD
Albright serves as the Norine R. Murchison Distinguished Professor of Practice in Education and the chair of the Department of Education at Trinity University. Before joining Trinity University, she was the executive director of education at the Asia Society and served as the CEO of the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network, a national network of small, internationally themed secondary schools in urban, underserved communities dedicated to preparing college-ready, globally competent citizens for the 21st century.
Albright also served as the principal of a public, open-choice magnet school in the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas—the International School of the Americas—and was named the Texas High School Principal of the Year for 2004 by the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. In 2004, her school was also awarded the Goldman Sachs Prize in International Education. Albright earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1992.
Heather Lattimer, EdD
Lattimer is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Lattimer's research interests include adolescent literacy, digital learning environments, teacher education, and international education. She writes and presents for both academic and professional audiences and is the author of three professional books for teachers. Her current research focuses on learner-centered education and professional development in Kenya. Lattimer holds degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California-San Diego.