The GEBG is offering 3 preconference workshops at the 2019 Global Educators Conference on April 4th that will begin at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. Accommodations are available at the conference rate if booked by March 14th.

EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH DIGITAL STORYTELLING
APRIL 4 (1 DAY) 9:30AM-3:30PM

CONNECTING CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
APRIL 4 (1 DAY) 9:30AM-3:30PM

RISK MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES
APRIL 4 (1/2 DAY) 12-4PM


EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH DIGITAL STORYTELLING

APRIL 4 (1 DAY) 9:30AM-3:30PM

This one-day Digital Storytelling Training facilitated by the the filmmaking faculty of Peaceworks Travel prepares educators to instruct their students to make meaningful short films, blogs, and photography projects in the classroom or in the field, locally or globally. Learn from award-winning cinema and journalism instructors who also have experience teaching basic digital storytelling to students.

The training includes practical use of hand-held media to create compelling content, as well as curriculum for teaching students ethical representation, cross-cultural communication, interviewing with empathy, narrative script-writing, subject area research, source evaluation, and credibility analysis.

Whether you teach math, science, or humanities, or work with students in the field, our workshops assume participants have no previous experience with digital media literacy. By making your own project, you will learn the basic technical and storytelling elements of powerful narratives that resonate with audiences. Participants learn to apply digital storytelling processes in the classroom and in communities as a tool for empowering students as global citizens.

Technical requirements:
Hand-held device: Smart phone or tablet (ie; iPhone)
Laptop Computer
External Hard-drive (minimum 50 GB)
Lightweight tripod and phone mount
iPhone shotgun microphone
Applications on phone: Filmic Pro IMovie, Pinnacle Studio Pro, Simplenote

Cost: $175
Lunch provided.


CONNECTING CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

APRIL 4 (1 DAY) 9:30AM-3:30PM

Beginning with a specialized tour of The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, educators will engage with the museum exhibits and artifacts that connect the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Participants will visit the exhibit focused on the human rights movements around the world which features section on defining human rights as well as profiles of action. Educators will then gather to unpack the museum content and experience in connection to student leadership development and to intentional curriculum design.

How do we help students understand and connect with pressing human rights issues? How do we build student capacity to take action around issues that concern them, an essential global competency? How do we purposefully engage students in difficult conversations about how today’s civil and human rights issues connect with the past?

Local education leaders, deeply involved in diversity, inclusion, and equity work at member schools, will facilitate discussion, reflection and sharing of practical examples of bringing civil and human rights into the learning and lives of students of all ages.

Cost: $175
Transportation, museum entry, and lunch provided.


RISK MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES

APRIL 4 (1/2 DAY) 12-4PM

The risk management landscape is constantly evolving and responding to incidents, legal decisions, and a changing world. Flex your problem solving and risk analysis muscles with fellow GEBG educators as you work through a series of case studies. Cases will draw from GEBG data and incident reports from member schools, and will highlight pressing issues and recent trends in current risk management best practices. GEBG strives to facilitate sharing resources amongst the GEBG community; participants will benefit from hearing about protocols at other schools and hearing the responses of fellow educators in a an active discussion. Facilitators will also coordinate sharing specific documents and policies within the group, as well as from the GEBG Resource Library. Stay current and well-practiced in risk management and build a network of fellow educators to call for advice in the future.

Cost: $95
Lunch provided.