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Southeast Asia
Program Curriculum and Continuing Education Credits/Units

Working with State Licensure 

We (at GEA) deeply believe in the transformative power of human interaction, conversation and global experiences to impact children and enhance classrooms and schools across our nation. Therefore we are willing and look forward to working with Teacher Preparation Programs, State Licensure Departments, District Leadership, Educational Organizations, Local Committees and educators on gaining continuing education credits for our programs which address 21st century thinking and cultivate adaptive, innovative, compassionate and culturally competent practices.

Aino Rama, Director,

Ruba Monem, Ed.d., Director of Research,

Kristal Funk, Director of Outreach,

Paul Rama, PhD, Director of Program Evaluation,

program curriculum

The following resources are provided as suggestions for you to explore prior to the program. Watching and/or reading through as many of these as possible will make our discussions, both formal and informal, more extensive and meaningful. We ask that all participants dedicate a minimum of 5 hours to studying these resources. The GEA certificate of completion will recognize these hours towards your continuing education credits. The amount of continuing education credits you receive differs from program to program, with an average 20-25 education credits with an additional 15-20 history and culture credits.
This list is not exhaustive. This is meant as a first stop for some background knowledge of the countries, cultures and classrooms we will be visiting. These resources will provide background knowledge towards our guided inquiry-based discussions (see above for questions for dialogue). Upon the program's conclusion,  we will be sharing a folder with some practical tools, resources and lesson plans for your use. If you have something to add, GEA welcomes your ideas.
For more information about our reflective journal during our experiential travel, please visit the curriculum page.

questions for guided inquiry
  1. How do we relieve stress and anxiety in our students and support ideas of wellbeing while still delivering academic rigor?

  2. How do we foster critical thinking in classrooms in a way that creates home-grown innovation and keeps us competitive on the world stage? 

  3. How can we work towards UN sustainable development goals, including enhancing literacy, vocational training and equal access to education? 

  4. How can we support the arts in communities that struggle with more pressing concerns?  

  5. How can we honestly and openly deal with generational trauma and how does this play out in the classroom? 

  6. How do we empower our students and help them take ownership of their own education and future in an unknown world?

  7. How do we teach values and create a sense of community within a multicultural space?