March 14, 2014
GCN Announces participation in Global Competence Certificate
Linda Stuart, Director
March 12, 2014
Global Citizens Network (GCN) is pleased to announce our collaboration in the new Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program developed by leaders in the field of global competence education — Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society.
The GCC is a premier online Graduate level certificate program in global competence education for in-service educators. It is designed to increase the number of K-12 teachers who are able to teach for global competence and effectively prepare students to be globally informed, engaged citizens. This program will also address a critical need faced by schools and educators to prepare students with the skills they need to succeed in a world that is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before.
The GCC online format makes the program accessible to educators worldwide who are interested in integrating global competence teaching into their practice, while offering them the option to choose between graduate-level credits or CEUs. The learning model includes three main components: online academic coursework, fieldwork, and collaborative practice groups.
Global Citizens Network will be a primary field experience provider. We are hoping to bring educators to Ecuador, La Push, Washington and Tanzania to engage for 2-3 weeks with our partner communities to extend and deepen knowledge and cross cultural understanding in a practical way.
The Global Competence Certificate program will set the standard for global competence teacher education programs and transform teaching in the 21st century. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.globalcompetencecertificate.org
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