KQV Global Press Conference
Smart Power in the 21st Century
May 23, 2015
This half-hour radio program will feature Robert Pearson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. He will discuss "Smart Power in the 21st Century” with host former Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Summer Seminar on Global Issues
June 15-July 2, 2015
June 15, 2015
The Summer Seminar on Global Issues is designed to help students understand and think critically about their world—and the various issues, connections, and perspectives within it. Through a mix of classroom instruction, experiential learning activities, and discussions with experts, participants will strengthen their understanding of overarching global issues and how these issues shape the world around them.
18th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 16-17, 2015
June 16, 2015
The Institute is a two-day workshop which consists of presentations on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.
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Cultural Competency and International Speaker Visits
November 2012 – May 2013
May 2, 2013
Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, knowledge and understanding of other cultures is becoming more essential.
The Student Ambassador Program capitalizes on middle school students’ inherent curiosity to increase their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of world cultures and global issues. By connecting schools with Pittsburgh’s global community, the program is able to enhance student’s cultural competency.
Students will broaden their knowledge of global cultures, geography, and current events around the world. This program is an excellent compliment to diversity initiatives and anti-bullying campaigns and will help engage your students in the world around them.
What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The program is for middle school students and their teachers. The program menu consists of a school visit on Cultural Competency for new schools, an International Speaker school visit, and the culminating Student Ambassador Conference for student leaders. Participating schools are provided with an extensive resource guide and support throughout the program.
Following the program, students complete projects to share their newfound global knowledge.
Cultural Competency Visit (starting in November for new schools)
International Speaker Visit (December through April)
Student Ambassador Conference (May 2, 2013)
Click here to download the Student Ambassador Study Guide.
Who Participates in the Program?
What is the Cost?
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