The Global Education Benchmark Group welcomes proposals for sessions at the 2020 GEBG Global Educators Conference hosted by Francis Parker School in San Diego, California from April 16-18, 2020.


The Global Educators Conference is open to anyone interested in global education and will address critical issues in the field with an emphasis on global curriculum development, global competency skills and assessments, institutional leadership, off-campus program development and risk management, current trends in the field, and more.

Ideal proposals will demonstrate innovative pedagogical approaches, offer well-defined academic and/or experiential models, include institutional best practices, highlight assessment tools and/or use of technology, and articulate practical takeaways and methods for audience engagement.

Requirements: : In lieu of the $475/$575 registration fee, the primary presenter will pay a reduced fee of $375. Any co-presenters will be required to pay the full conference registration fee. Any non-school entities submitting a proposal must have a primary co-presenter from an education institution. We prefer no more than 2 presenters per presentation and typically accept no more than one presentation per school or accompanying organization.

Sessions: This year we will have 3 session types. A majority of the session blocks will remain as 60-minute conference presentations, we will have one block of 25-minute Practicum presentations that will focus on specific curricular examples (of a program, unit of study, or specific resource), and we will have one block of 90-minute, interactive Deep Dive sessions that will allow for participants to engage more fully. Please allow for at least 10 minutes of questions in each session. Audio/visual equipment will be provided; Presenters will be responsible for their own laptops and associated hardware.

Application Information: The application will open by the end of September. The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Applicants will be notified by December 19, 2019.

We are seeking proposals on the following topics:

    • Global Citizenship: What are good models, frameworks, and assessments for developing global citizenship?
    • Global Curriculum and Content: What are your best lessons for emerging global topics? Show us how you handle content, pedagogy, and perspectives on complex topics.
    • Travel Program Development: What are innovative models of global travel programming? Where do we see the need for further travel program innovation? What are current issues in risk management?
    • Professional Development: How do we best design and lead meaningful and substantial faculty professional development for our schools? How do we develop our faculty to both guide and model global citizenship development?
    • Technology: How does technology enable, support, and enrich integrated global communication and collaboration?
    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: How do we ensure our programs are accessible, safe, and relevant for all students and faculty program leaders? How do we best support and empower our international students as valued members of our diverse school communities? How do we collaborate with our colleagues in the work of diversity, inclusion and equity on campus?

To apply to present, submit the following form by Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Applicants will be notified by December 19, 2019.

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1. Global Citizenship: What are good models, frameworks, and assessments for developing global citizenship? 2. Global Curriculum and Content: What are your best lessons for emerging global topics? Show us how you handle content, pedagogy, and perspectives on complex topics. 3. Travel Program Development: What are innovative models of global travel programming? Where do we see the need for further travel program innovation? What are current issues in risk management? 4. Professional Development: How do we best design and lead meaningful and substantial faculty professional development for our schools? How do we develop our faculty to both guide and model global citizenship development? 5. Technology: How does technology enable, support, and enrich integrated global communication and collaboration? 6. Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: How do we ensure our programs are accessible, safe, and relevant for all students and faculty program leaders? How do we best support and empower our international students as valued members of our diverse school communities? How do we collaborate with our colleagues in the work of diversity, inclusion and equity on campus?
Be sure to include: 1. How your presentation aligns with the GEBG’s mission, vision, and values 2. Best practices--institutional or programmatic--that will be highlighted 3. Assessment tools or other data 4. Examples of innovation in curriculum, technology, or other resources 5. Plan for audience engagement
In your description please include: 1. Resources that can be applied after the conference 2. Explanation of strategies and practices accompanying the resource that have immediate application on other campuses 3. Discussion of financial considerations with emphasis on any low-cost alternatives (if relevant). If your presentation is selected, any linkable/printable resources will be shared on a password-protected site for conference attendees.
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