Our Global Leadership Certificate program is gaining momentum, with over 160 students currently enrolled, from 22 area schools. This is the second year of the certificate and the first year of our online learning community, housed on the learning management system Schoology.
On Schoology, students across schools are able to talk to one another and discuss Council events they’ve attended, current events, international careers, and scholarship opportunities. We are currently building out the course component of our learning community, which will feature a diverse range of globally-focused topics.
Aside from our online component, we have also had success with our Global Gatherings. These are globally-focused events which the students are strongly encouraged to attend as part of the program. Our most recent one was Turkish Cultural Night, where students enjoyed Turkish food from a local Turkish restaurant and learned about Turkish culture from members of Pittsburgh’s Turkish community. Our Global Leadership Certificate students raved about this event and we are glad to be able to provide these types of learning opportunities of which they can take advantage.
As a final note, if you or your child (if you are parent/guardian) is interested in participating in our certificate program, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If your district or school is interested in getting your students involved, please also feel free to contact us.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this endeavor and we look forward to continue engaging students in new and meaningful ways!