Events & Lectures
Spring 2013calendar CIIE ACTIVITIES FOR 2013
January 29th, Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture
4:30 p.m., Kent Student Center, KIVA.
Supercharging the Teaching Profession by Igniting the Power of One
Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2012 National Teacher of the Year,
Wieliwocki is a Middle School English teacher from Luther Burbank Middle School, in Burbank, CA. Mieliwocki has just returned from visiting schools in Singapore and China, and will ignite your students with the passion for the teaching profession globally.
Cultural Dialogues—Six this year!
Our 15 International Leaders in Education Program scholars will be presenting Cultural Dialogues during the month of February and early March. We have scheduled the theme of Trans-culturefor this series. These series are to be designed to be interactive—breaking away from the traditional 15 minute power point presentations. Notice each of these Cultural Dialogues center around one country. The assignment is designed to help our EHHS students develop the global outcomes we have set:
- Share how multicultural education is integrated in their school curriculum/activities.
- Provide experiences/information/activities/videos, etc., that will help the audience gain an understanding and appreciation for the following:
· Diversity in ethnicity in your country and the tolerance toward this diversity
· Diversity in socioeconomics and its impact on society in your country
· Immigration/migration issues and their effect
· The remaining influences of colonization on the culture of your country
February 5 , 12:00, Room 200 White Hall, Trans-cultural Indonesia
(Muhammad Hasyim , Franseda, and Mustain)
February 13, 12:00-1:00, 200 White Hall, Trans-cultural Uganda (Patrick Asiku
and Robinah Zawedde)
February 21, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Trans-cultural Philippines (Geminiana Dudiamat and Mila Rosa Librea)
February 26, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall Trans-cultural Kenya (Daniel Kitivo, Daniel Mwatari, and Jamleck Njagi)
March 6, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Trans-cultural Bangladesh (Ratna Saha and Atifur Rahman)
March 14, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Trans-cultural Brazil(Jorge Wilson da Conceicao, Luiza Hirai Miyatake and Ricardo Farias Sales).
Understanding our international students and their culture is also part of our own development as educators. Last year's Lunch with Arab women was highly successful in letting us see our Arab women uncovered and gave them the opportunity to share their culture. This year in honor of International Women's Day, we will focus on our Chinese students. The luncheon with Chinese women provides an opportunity to explore with them and our Pulitzer Center reporter the cultural implications of increasing education for women in China as well as the one child policy. The afternoon film will depict Chinese women in a different way—not the bright, elite Chinese women enrolled in KSU, but the common, hardworking Chinese women of the rural areas.
March 5th,12:00-1:30 200 White Hall,
Lunch with Chinese Women,
Deborah Jian Lee,Pulitzer Center reporter
"China's Successful Ladies See Shrinking Pool for Mr. Right."
We will have luncheon places for 25 Chinese students and 25 Americans (men or women). Registration is required for this program. To reserve your place at the luncheon, please contact Rose Onders, email@example.com.
March 5th, 4:30-5:30 , 200 White Hall, (Each 15 minutes of this film depicts another story—come for 15 minutes, or stay for the four stories).
Rainmakers, a documentary film by Floris Jan Van Luyn. RAINMAKERS is an investigative documentary about the decline of China's environment. The story is told from the perspective of four civil activists who refuse to accept the ongoing ecological destruction of their homeland. On the border of heroism and stubbornness, four diverse and remarkable Chinese civilians explain why they have the courage to fight the pettish and aggressive local authorities, against all odds. This film was awarded at two prestigious international film festivals honors--International Rome Film Festival the film received the 'Marc'Aurelio Award' for Best Documentary and the WWF Award for Biodiversity. The film was awarded with the Sheffield Green Award at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival.
Each year we are honored with many visiting scholars coming to do research here at Kent State University. These presentations are aimed toward our graduate students and faculty, although the presentations are also valuable to all.
January 31 Visiting Scholar Present, 4:30, Room 200 White Hall
Mary Tizikara, Uganda, Director of Human Resources at Makerere University, Uganda who is here at KSU with University Administration Program
April 16th, Visiting Scholars Present,4:30 Room 200 Whit Hall
Dr. Feliz Acar—Assistant Professor from Duzce University, Education Faculty, Duzce, Turkey
Mahym Meredova— Assistant Professor from Magtymguly Turkmen State University in Turkmenistan who is here at KSU with the US Department of State's Junior Faculty Development Program.
As a follow-up activity to last fall's Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Yong Zhao, we are bringing to EHHS new offerings and presentations on the value of thinking entrepreneurially and creatively—the power of innovation.
January 31, 9:00.-10:00 a.m. (Thursday) Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus, Bruns, Evans and Luque. Achieving the World Class Education in Brazil: The Next Agenda. World Bank Publications.2012.
February 28, 9:00-10:00 a.m. 200 White Hall, Kent Campus. (Thursday) Wagner, Tony. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who will Change the World. Scribnes, 2012.
March 28, 9:00-10-00 a.m. 200 White Hall, Kent Campus. (Thursday,) Robinson, Sir Ken. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative. Capstone, 2011.
Anyone can participate in these book reads and discussions. For the first five that respond, CIIE will provide the book free of charge. Call Rose Onders, firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 20563 to reserve your book.
BLACKSTONE Launch Pad and CIIE Present:
March 7 , 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus.
Education Careers Outside the Classroom (targeting education majors who are tired to look for a job, and may decide to create their own jobs—charter schools, on-line learning, private day care, etc.
March 13th, 12:00-1:00, Room 200, White Hall, Kent Campus
When Athletics Meets Entrepreneurship—( targeting sports, sports administration, athletic training, exercise science, sports sociology, majors on thinking entrepreneurial whether creating in your own organization or starting something new such as personal training, local sports programs, sport salons, mini-golf clubs, bowling alleys, etc.)
March 19th, 12:00-1:00, Room 200, White Hall, Kent Campus
Starting a Business in Hospitality (Targeting hospitality or nutrition majors on catering, personal nutritionist, consultants, restaurants, etc.)
PASTTuesday, September 18th, 8:30-12:00 Summit County Educational Service Center Room 16, Technology for International Outreach
Mike Shubert, Portage County Educational Services Center, will facilitate this meeting.
This session, previously scheduled for last March, will feature ways how technology can link your school/classroom with the world. Using established links like iEARN or informal links provided by our collaboration partners
*Using Technology to Connect World Language Classrooms—Dr. Teresa Minick, Kent State University
*Technology Links for Classrooms—iEARN and Informal Networks— Dr. LindaRobertson, Kent State University
*Best Practices from Summit and Portage County (bring your projects of how technology connects your classrooms globally to share with the others in small groups at various grade levels.) Mike Shubert, facilitating
* What does the IDI tell us?—Ted McKown, Kent State University
*Overview of the year's plan and input from the group for revision—Led by Portage County ESC, Mike Schubert
All attending districts will receive Laurence Peters' Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Students. 2009.
October Read Lecture Cultural Dialogue mini-series
This series of short, informal presentations will feature a mini-study of socialism in education, health and human services globally. Interactive Twitter Hashtags will be used as part of the presentation featuring local and global experts face-to-face and through technology links. Is this what we want to say? Light lunches are provided at all of these events.How much do you know aboutSocialism?
Wednesday, September 26, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Light refreshments included.
Follow the conversation #venezuela #kentsocialism Guest speaker: Felix Sierra from the Venezuelan People's Ministry of Education (VIA SKYPE). an overall of the venezuelan socialist system of education. Facilitated by Ebed Sulbaran
Tuesday, October 12, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Light refreshments included.
Follow the conversation #cuba #kentsocialism
Guest speakers: Dr. Anne Morrison from Kent State Cuba Center and Mark James from Public Health and his experience in Health system in spanish speaking countries.
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Light refreshments included.
#china #kentsocialism Special participation of Chinese students leading the discussion.
Tuesday, October 16, 12:00-1:00, room 200 White Hall, Light refreshments included.
Early October—Study Tour to Windsor Ontario
Linda Fuline, Summit Co. ESC and LindaRobertson, Kent State University will lead this study tour.
Members of the consortium will be invited to go to the Windsor, Ontario area to visit schools. This will be probably be a two-day trip. Passport or birth certificate is required to cross the border in Detroit.
Ontario-Ohio Symposium and Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture—October 25, 2012, Kent State University's Kent Student Center.
8:30-5:00 This day-long symposium will bring Canadian policy makers, public school administrators and university personnel for a day of sharing and learning. Invited keynoter speaker will be Ontario Deputy Assistant Minister Mary Jean Gallagher (Chief Student Achievement Officer). Breakout sessions and panels on topics learning about Ontario's success on the PISA and other international tests, as well as contacts to build international collaborations with Ontario schools. More information will be forthcoming for this event.
5:30-8:00 p.m. Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture and Reception featuring Dr. Yong Zhao, World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent. In this presentation Dr. Zhao proposes a new paradigm of education aimed to cultivate diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial talents. This is a FREE public lecture open to all interested.
Available for purchase at the lecture and reception will be Dr. Zhao's new book. World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, Corwin, 2012.
Tuesday, November 20, 8:30-12:00 Summit County Educational Service Center Room 16
Showcase of Best Practices in Summit and Portage County
Linda Fuline of the Summit County ESC will facilitate this session.
International Education Week 12-16. Plan now on implementing some activities in your school/class/district and celebrate it on the International Education week Website: http://iew.state.gov/
We will be conducting a survey of Best Practices in Portage and Summit Counties and will be asking exemplary and unique programs to present at this session. We will also conduct a poster session walk-a-about of all the best practices.
Linda Robertson, Kent State University, will provide an overview of what globally competent students need, what schools can do.
All new districts attending this session will receive Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World,CCSSO and Asia Society, Veronica Boix Mansilla and Anthony Jackson., 2011.
January 18th, 8:30-12:00 Summit County Educational Service Center Room 16
Bring the World to our School through our Community Resources
Michelle Wilson, Akron International Friendship, will be facilitating this session
This session will bring highlight the many global focused agencies, universities, and individuals and how they can be utilized to provide global perspectives to the students in your class/school/district.
March, 2012. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Place to be determined
Derran Wimer of the Summit Educational Initiative will facilitate this session.
This session will be for school board members, influential district leaders as well as members of regional development boards. The program will showcase community resources and models of community involvement and a sharing of best practices in global education K-16 in the two counties.