Even during a pandemic, K-8 teachers gathered virtually to explore how today’s challenges affect everyone during an institute on sustainable development this fall. By using the UN Sustainable Goals Framework, participants of the K-8 Institute on Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals explored how today's pressing challenges are experienced in local communities and around the world.
The Global Service and Peace Corps Preparation Program has been completely revamped for the 2020-2021 school year, making it easier than ever to start your international career. Already a national leader in the number of graduates who serve in the Peace Corps, IU is working to make students as ready as possible to take on the challenges of working abroad.
Teachers have always been caregivers, but the coronavirus has thrust them into the role of first responders for children and families navigating a crisis. Cohen and Willemsen's research points to four ways educational leaders can plan now to ensure teachers are supported going forward.
Read more about Global Literacy Invitations project supported by IU’s Title VI centers. GLI introduces teachers and students to global competencies through globally-themed picture books.
The Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council (WPLC) awarded grants Thursday, June 4, 2020, totaling $99,995 to 14 programs affiliated with six IU campuses. Many of the proposed projects resonated with our council, inspiring a number of members to come forward after the grant presentations to provide an additional $33,554 in personal funding. Ultimately, our 2020-2021 grant finalists were awarded a total of $167,549, which also includes the Well House Society partnership of $25,000, and the Bridging the Visibility Gap’s partnership of $9,000. This year marks the council’s ninth grant cycle, with cumulative awards totaling more than $1,123,000 since 2012.
Dr. Elisheva Cohen, Global Center postdoctoral fellow, investigates teachers’ challenges during disrupted pandemic education
Preliminary findings from the study provide some key insights into elementary schoolteachers’ needs to provide, and receive, support.
Vesna Dimitrieska, Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, has won the Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The award, given at the association’s recent annual meeting in Atlanta, recognizes Dimitrieska’s unique work between the School of Education and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
"Art & Refugees: Shine the Light" brings together glass, photography and documentary art to create awareness of the refugee experience, telling stories of perseverance that transcend cultures, time and religion. The United Nations reports that refugee crises across the world have forced an unprecedented 68.5 million people from their homes.The exhibit will be open Jan. 9-31 in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. It is free and open to the public.Read the full story
The Hamilton Lugar School’s Center for the Study of Global Change is spearheading a two-year initiative to chart a course for strengthening Hoosiers’ cross-cultural and language competencies. Called the Indiana Language Roadmap, the project is funded by the US Department of Defense, in the hopes that Indiana, like the seven other states who have participated, will be able to play an even bigger role on the world stage and in the global marketplace.To make those connections, the Roadmap project recruited participants from Indiana’s academic, government, business, and community development sectors and organized regional committees to come up with a draft roadmap over the past year. On December 3, 150 participants gathered at an Indianapolis summit to discuss the draft.Read the full story