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 with a unique opportunity to learn how to create 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 learn to design and implement 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 the GCI Method and various techniques in the classroom.
Observe an academic session and a Discussion-Based Learning class 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
Network at the Leadership Evening event
Attend the GCI Forum, a half-day public event (in English) for the Japanese community to address how best to empower youth and embrace diversity to transform our world
for the Seminar 2019
Who: 12 secondary school educators from around the globe
Small cohort to ensure highly individualized attention
When: July 29 - August 2, 2019
In parallel with the Summit
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Academic sessions at Hiroo Gakuen
Lodging and travel are not included
Need-based scholarships are available
The application for the GCI Seminar 2020 will open on December 2, 2019.
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