This past fall, teachers and administrators from all over the country gathered at EF’s annual Global Education Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. Through virtual and in-person sessions, educators and thought leaders discussed the pillars of this year’s theme, The Power of Human Connection: Building a Global Community. The main goal? To give educators a safe space to learn about how to become globally competent teachers through DEIB-focused talks and workshops. By the end of the weekend, participants left inspired to weave their new learnings into their own curricula.
While at the symposium, we spoke with several administrators, hailing everywhere from Colorado to North Carolina, and representing all levels of school and district leadership. Watch the video below to hear their thoughts on how educational travel helps students and educators grow, especially in regard to becoming active global citizens.
— Dr. David Books, Magnet Coordinator from North Carolina
— Dr. Karen Cheser, Superintendent from Colorado