Getting “Worldwise”: Courageous Teaching to Transform our Classrooms for a Post-COVID World
During this time of social and ecological uncertainty, how can education be a humanizing force that prepares students as knowledgeable, compassionate, and engaged local and global citizens? As we begin our school year, this webinar explores ways that we can support our students in meeting the challenges and opportunities of living in our complex, interconnected post-COVID world. In particular, it will consider the role of learning aimed to nurture students’ global competence, or knowledge, skills, conceptual understandings, and dispositions needed to understand and act on complex human and environmental challenges. This is supported in democratic classrooms where students have ownership over their learning, authentic opportunities for decision making, and high levels of agency. As we start the year, let’s ensure our diverse students are seen, inspired, and empowered to create positive change in their communities and beyond.
Director of Teaching & Learning
Carla Marschall is an experienced educator, curriculum developer, and pedagogical leader, who has worked in a variety of leadership roles in international schools in Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, and Singapore over the past ten years. A certified Lynn Erickson Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant, Carla is the co-author of Concept-Based Inquiry in Action (Corwin, 2018) and Worldwise Learning: A Teacher’s Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future (Corwin, 2021). She currently works as the Director of Teaching & Learning at UWC South East Asia, with the mission to make “education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.” Carla holds a Masters in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Masters in Applied Educational Leadership & Management from the Institute of Education, University of London
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