East Coast USA:
Global and Societal Considerations in Education
European educators and interested U.S. educators will explore the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., with a pre-trip to Boston and a post-trip to New York. The program will focus on some of the strengths of the U.S. education system, namely diversity/multicultural education, citizenship and community service/social innovation. We will visit various schools ranging from private elite schools and top universities to schools that have excelled at integrating and empowering a diverse student population. The program will include panel discussions, informal and formal discussions with local educators and community leaders as well as a conference led by Global Education Allies. The program is available to all, but mid-week activities are mainly reserved for Finnish participants.
Image by Michael Browning
Sunset Over New York City
MAIN PROGRAM DETAILS
US East Coast: Global and Societal Considerations in Education
During our trip to the East Coast we will explore some of the strengths of East Coast schools and engage in formal and informal discussions with fellow educators. We will visit various schools ranging from private elite schools and top universities to schools and community centres that have excelled at integrating and empowering a diverse student population. Participants will also get to visit many famous historical sites of importance, including the Capitol building, memorials and your pick of museums at the National Mall. Optional trips to Boston and New York City will include all the major sites in a condensed fashion.
-Come learn about some of the strengths of the US education system, namely diversity/multicultural education, citizenship and community service/social innovation
-Get to know educators from different states for later collaboration and projects
-Learn about the history and culture of the East-Coast, including a visit to Washington DC on President's Day
Global Lessons from Education Allies
Global Education Allies will be hosting our first "Global Lessons from Education Allies" one-day conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 18th. This conference will coincide with our East Coast USA program where several of our educational partners and colleagues from Finland will be visiting the US to collaborate with educators on how we can all learn from one another to find creative and innovative solutions in education.
Presenters will include participants and partners from all of our core programs in Finland and the surrounding Scandinavia and Baltic countries as well as East Africa and most recently Southeast Asia where we took forty of our alumni to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Cambodia. While the East Coast professional development program will be for our international collaborators and GEA alumni, the one-day conference will be open to any educators who are interested in joining us for this networking event. Accepting proposals from alumni for streams right now.
ADD PRE & POST TRIPS TO YOUR EXPERIENCE
Boston pre-trip: February 13-16, 2020
D.C. Main Program: February 16-20, 2020
NYC Post-trip: February 20-23, 2020
All three cities: $2185/1995€; includes transportation between all three cities
DC Main program ONLY: $795/695€ (4 nights)
Boston add-on: $795/695€ (3 nights)
New York City add-on: $795/695€ (2 nights)
Finnish contact teachers:
Veera Toivonen, vice principal, language teacher, Puolimatka School, Hyvinkää
Kati Karjalainen-Rimppi, special education teacher, Veikkola School, Veikkola
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