Global Education Symposium
21st Century Skills for the Global Economy
October 14 - 15, 2009

The Friday Center for Continuing Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Today's employers need graduates equipped with the skills necessary to compete in an increasingly global, knowledge-based economy. World View's symposium offers administrators and faculty from all disciplines techniques and resources for integrating 21st Century skills across the curriculum. There will be general sessions, concurrent sessions on both content and classroom applications, and support for school or college-based teams in creating a global Action Plan. 1.5 CEU credits will be offered.

___________________________- Co-Sponsors -

NC State Board of Education
NC Department of Public Instruction



Additional support received from:
African Studies Center
Asia Society
Asian/Pacific Studies Instiute
Center for European Studies
Center for Global Initiatives
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Thomas H. Maren Foundation

- Featured Speakers -

Peter Brews
is Professor of Entrepreneurship of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He leads its OneMBA Program, the innovative global executive MBA program offered in partnership with top schools in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Brews received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and an LLB and PhD from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Presentation (PDF)

Darla Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she also teaches cross-cultural courses. Deardorff has published widely on topics in international education and serves as a consultant and trainer on intercultural competence development and assessment for universities, schools, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Additional Research: Exploring interculturally competent teaching in social sciences classrooms


Hiller Spires
is a professor at NC State University’s College of Education, where she served as the founding director of The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and currently serves as FI Senior Research Fellow. Her research focuses on the effects of digital literacies on learning, including emerging literacies associated with gaming environments and Web 2.0 applications. Presentation (PDF)
Additional Research:Having Our Say and Toward a New Learning Ecology

Yong Zhao is University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. His research interests include computer gaming and education, teacher adoption of technology, computer-assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Presentation (PDF)


21st Century Skills for the Global Economy
For K-12 and Community College Educators

Program - online version

Program - printable version

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Articles, Readings, and
Study Guide

Concurrent Session Descriptions (Round I)

Concurrent Session Descriptions (Round II)


What Participants Say



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* Program is Subject to Change

Wednesday, October 14

Thursday, October 15
7:45 Check In and Registration
7:45 Coffee, Tea, and Pastries





William Harrison, Chairman
NC State Board of Education

Jill Fitzgerald, Senior Associate Dean
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Education

Catching Up or Keeping the Lead: American Education in the Age of Globalization
Yong Zhao
College of Education
Michigan State University Presentation (PDF)



Panel: Global Education in Action
Moderator: Tricia Willoughby, NC State Board of Education
Panel of Educators:
Julia Curry, Davenport A+ Elementary, Caldwell County Schools
Brett Haight, International Studies and Global Economics at Olympic, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Tamara Kerr, West Smithfield Elementary, Johnston County Schools
Chantal Lerebours, Regers-Herr Middle School
Durham County Schools
Micara Lewis, Durham Technical Community College Presentation


10:00 Break


America in the Global Economy: Rebalancing and Innovating
Peter Brews, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC at Chapel Hill
Presentation (PDF)
10:15 Exploring Intercultural Competence
Darla Deardorff
Association of International Education Administrators
Duke University
Additional Research: Exploring interculturally competent teaching in social sciences classrooms


Next Steps and Adjournment

Robert Phay
World View
11:15 Concurrent Sessions I 12:15 Adjourn
  Grades K-12    
  1. Empowering Students Through Service-Learning
Robin Hentz, Cuthbertson Middle School
Union County Schools
Winnie Morgan
Morgan & Associates

  2. Integrating Culturally-Based Mathematics Across the Curriculum
Chadd McGlone and Kym Gardner, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Presentation (PDF) and Session Handout
  3. Thinking Globally: An Administrator's Journey in Creating a "World-Class" School
Chris Knott, J.Y. Joyner Spanish IB Magnet Elementary
Wake County Public Schools
  Grades K-5    
  4. World Languages in the Elementary Years
Jake Henry, Doris Henderson Newcomers School
Beatriz Jones, Jones Spanish Immersion Magnet
Scott Winslow, Northwood IB Magnet Elementary
Guilford County Schools
  5. Maps101: Online Geography Resources for a Flat World
Timothy Smith, Winding Springs Elementary School
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  Grades 6-12    
  6. Global Education for All Learners
Suzanne Gulledge
School of Education, UNC at Chapel Hill Session Handout (PDF)
  7. Building a Sister-School Program: The Challenges and
Toni McKay and Flonnie Wullenwaber, Triton High School, Harnett County Schools Presentation (PDF)

  Grades 9-12 & Community College    
  8. Critical Thinking Now: Project-Based Learning for the Conceptual Age
Brett Haight, International Studies and Global Economics at Olympic, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

  9. Using Performance Outcomes to Measure Global Competency
Jennifer Chidsey Pizzo, Asia Society
International Studies Schools Network Presentation (PDF);
GPS Summary; Global Leadership Perf Outcomes; GPS Eng/LA;
Eng/LA Perf Outcomes
; Global Competency EdSteps
12:15 Lunch (provided in Trillium Dining Room)
[Simulcast participants dine in 2nd Floor Atrium]
1:30 Concurrent Session II    
  Grades K-12    
  1. Empowering Students Through Service-Learning
Robin Hentz, Cuthbertson Middle School
Union County Schools
Winnie Morgan
Morgan & Associates


2. India's Role in the Global Economy
Baishakhi Taylor, NC Center for South Asia Studies
Duke University

  Grades K-5    
  3. After-School Program for a Global Age
Kindra King, Snow Hill Primary
Greene County Schools
  4. Collaboration & Communication with VoiceThread
Karen Jeremiah, Michelle Salinas, and Melissa Stopa
Mary Scroggs Elementary School, Chapel Hill-Carborro City Schools
  Grades 6-12    
  5. Thinking Sustainably in the 21st Century
Dana Haine
Institute for the Environment
UNC at Chapel Hill Presentation (PDF)
  6. Human Rights Education: Teaching Global Ethics and Peacemaking
Marios Antoniou, School of Education
UNC at Chapel Hill
  7. Creative Learning Through the Silk Road
Karla Loveall, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
Duke University Presentation (PDF) Handout
  Grades 9-12 & Community College    
  8. Globalizing STEM Programs
Patricia Simmons, College of Education
NC State University
  9. Beyond Tolerance: Understanding Diversity in the 21st Century Workplace
Glenn Phillips, Lowe's Corporation Presentation (PDF)
2:30 Break    

New Literacies in a Digital Age
Hiller Spires
Friday Institute for Education Innovation
NC State University
Additional Research: Having Our Say and Toward a New Learning Ecology


Team Meetings on Action Plans


For Participants not Meeting in Teams
Understanding International Development
Sharif Azami Presentation (PDF)
Center for International Development
Duke University

5:00 __Reception at Phay's Residence