Educators are critical partners in empowering global citizens from around the world as lifelong leaders of positive change. We collaborate with schools to bolster their global education offerings and provide opportunities for professional development using the GCI Method.
GCI collaborates with exceptional schools around the world to nominate potential Fellows. As our relationship grows, schools move from Exploratory, to Associate, to Partner - each tier denoting a higher level of commitment to the GCI network.
"As we educate the citizens of tomorrow, preparation for living in a global community, and for doing so in a positive, constructive way, is essential. Bravo to the Global Citizens Initiative for taking on these challenges."
Dr. Howard Gardner
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education
The GCI Seminar
The Seminar provides secondary school educators and administrators with a unique opportunity to expose them to an ethics-based leadership curriculum while engaging with students from around the globe who are participating in the GCI Summit, GCI's flagship event and the launchpad for the 10-month GCI Fellowship.
Secondary school educators and administrators are exposed to Discussion-Based Learning, Design Thinking and Human Connectivity (the GCI Method). This is an ethics-based leadership curriculum grounded on project and discussion-based methodologies that:
Develop leadership skills for the 21st century
Enhance global competence and citizenship
Instill communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills
Foster the design of creative solutions to social issues
The Seminar is an intensive program combining interactive workshops, observation of students in action at the Summit and periods of reflection to consider integration of various techniques in the classroom.
Observe a Discussion-Based Learning class (Harkness® Session) in action
Participate directly in a Design Thinking Workshop and a leadership case study
Shadow students as they develop their "Glocal" Service Projects (GSPs)
Join a collaborative session on ethics
The format of this program is entirely in English. Sessions include group discussions and active class participation.
Harkness® is a registered trademark of Phillips Exeter Academy.
Who: 12 secondary school educators and administrators from around the globe
Small cohort to ensure highly individualized attention
When: July 27 - July 30, 2020
In parallel with the Summit
Where: University of St Andrews in Scotland
Tuition costs cover all organized activities, workbooks, required reading and transportation between Seminar venues
Lodging and travel are not included
Need-based scholarships are available on a limited basis
The Seminar 2020 Application Is Now Open
Financial Aid: A limited number of need-based scholarships from GCI are available. We encourage you to apply for financial aid if you require assistance in meeting the cost of attendance.
Application Fee: US$35
Acceptance to the program is competitive and space is limited. Offers will be made on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible.
The application opened on December 2, 2019 and will officially close on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:59PM EST.