The GEBG is offering 3 preconference workshops at the 2017 Global Educators Conference. All workshops are two days and will take place at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th. Workshops will be begin at 8 each morning and conclude around 4pm. Breakfast and refreshments are included in the cost. Accommodations are available at the conference rate if booked by March 1st.

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools

Facilitated by Bill Frederick, Director, Lodestone Safety International

Integrating Quality Student Leadership into the Planning Cycle of Service Programs

Facilitated by Liz Gray, Leadership, Expedition and Service Program Consultant

The Choices Program at Brown University: Materials and Approach for Teaching About Contested International Issues

Facilitated by Mimi Stephens, Professional Development Director, The Choices Program, Brown University


Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools

The training will provide an overview of the international hazard landscape and the risk management strategies available for international programs. We’ll begin from the perspective of what international trip leaders need to be able to do and what skills, understanding and information access do they need. Includes most recent data, standards and best practices.
The curriculum will include information acquisition and vetting strategies, cross cultural implications for safety, and emergency response. We’ll look at program structure, policy making and training for staff and program participants.
Participants will come away with a more informed perspective as well as actionable tools for reducing risk. Format consists of small group work on scenarios interspersed with content lectures. Participants will receive a readings packet prior to the training.

Audience
This workshop is aimed at global education directors, teachers, trip leaders and chaperones, school administrators, risk managers as well as independent program provider staff and administrators.

Facilitated by Bill Frederick, Director, Lodestone Safety International
Founded in 2010, Lodestone Safety International specializes in providing customized health, safety, security and risk management services for educational and service programs operating internationally. Whether conducting safety reviews, teaching workshops, or assisting in strategy development necessary to deliver programs overseas, we bring individualized attentiveness to all our clients. Learn more about Lodestone Safety International.

Cost: $600

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Integrating Quality Student Leadership into the Planning Cycle of Service Programs

This workshop will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the planning cycle of a service program, with particular emphasis on how to integrate practical and quality leadership opportunities for your students. We will start by looking at what leadership is (styles and successful strategies for different situations during service programs) and how you can weave opportunities for student leadership throughout. We will follow this up with the interaction between adult trip leaders and student leaders, and what skills and understanding both parties will need. Finally, we will look at a whole planning cycle of a service program covering topics such as how to start putting a program together from scratch, how to set and build clear educational objectives, how to build an entire student leadership initiative into the program, responsibilities towards sustainable service, dynamic risk and incident management, safety policies and manageable paperwork (touching on British Standard BS8848 and it’s relevance to you) plus the importance of evaluating your program.
This workshop is designed to be completely interactive and above all – fun! The goal is for us all to share experience and learn from each other through plenty of breakout sessions in smaller groups, scenarios to work through and practical tasks to reinforce learning. There will also be a written quiz at the end of the workshop as well as some preworkshop information and questionnaires. Participants will come away from these two days armed with new ideas, a range of templates and manuals to use for their own programs, and a fuller understanding of how to involve their students within the planning and leadership of service programs.

Audience
This workshop is aimed at school faculty and outdoor education leaders involved in the planning and delivery of student service programs. These can include trip leaders, global education teachers, those interested in student leadership development, and administrators.

Facilitated by Liz Gray, Leadership, Expedition and Service Program Consultant
Liz is based in the UK and has spent the last 22 years working in the youth development and service program industry. Liz has worked every role starting as an expedition artist, training as an outdoor instructor and wilderness first responder, leading a multitude of trips all over the world for adults and students, then moving on to a more desk-based role planning and organizing overseas trips for adults and students. These trips involved adventurous challenges, retreats into the wilderness and latterly – a more sustainable community service project model. All were designed around student leadership and development. During her recent role with Round Square, Liz developed and ran a comprehensive series of 2-day workshops for teachers with the aim of giving them confidence to plan and lead their own trips for their students. Liz went on to develop and lead two 2-week training projects in Cambodia for teachers, enabling them to expand on their training and experience. Liz has been involved with the development of BS8848 – a British Standard for overseas trips, is a Standards auditor for the Young Explorers Trust and qualified Off-Site Safety Management Trainer. Liz continues to run training for schools, and leadership training for students around the world.

Cost: $650

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The Choices Program at Brown University: Materials and Approach for Teaching About Contested International Issues

Join Brown University’s Choices Program for an interactive immersion into the Choices approach for teaching about contested international issues. Participants will consider the Choices Program’s model for developing curriculum and work with two Choices curriculum units, The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy, and Colonization and Independence in Africa (provided) to explore ways to build students’ global competency and civic engagement. The goal of the program is for participants to experience the power of the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum and consider ways to bring the Choices approach and materials into their own classrooms.

Audience
The target audience is secondary level social studies teachers and curriculum directors who are new to the Choices Program.

Facilitated by Mimi Stephens, Professional Development Director, The Choices Program, Brown University
The Choices Program is non-profit organization based at Brown University. We develop curricula on current and historical international issues and offer professional development for educators. Choices materials incorporate the latest scholarship from Brown University and beyond to draw connections between historical events and contemporary international issues. In each unit, a central activity challenges students to consider multiple viewpoints on a contested issue. Students examine the historical, cultural, and political background of the issue to prepare a coherent presentation. Follow-up discussion demands analysis, and evaluation of conflicting values, interests, and priorities. Ultimately, students are expected to formulate persuasive arguments and express their own views. Learn more about The Choices Program.

Cost: $600

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