The Global Education Summit
The Global Education Summit
Posted on 07/25/2018
A Message from the BCS Communications Department

In our interconnected world, a global mindset is critical for today's educators and graduates entering the workforce. This mindset involves awareness of how diversity and culture affect the social, political, and economic aspects of work and life. Essentially, it has the potential to make us better - more successful - citizens and coworkers, and it is relevant to students of all ages.

As part of equipping classrooms and preparing students for tomorrow, BCS reinforces an ongoing commitment to global education by collaborating with UNC World View to host the 2018 Global Education Summit on August 14. At the summit, educators and World View partners from across the state will gather to discuss global issues, teaching strategies, and resources for integrating global content into curriculum.

It's about learning "valuable strategies to bring the world to your students," said Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin in his personal invitation to teachers.

The event will be held on August 14, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Buncombe High School near Asheville, North Carolina. The event is free for World View partners (including BCS staff) and qualifies for continuing education credit (CEUs).

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Learn more in this personal invitation from Superintendent Baldwin

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers: Reggie & Kim HarrisKim and Reggie Harris
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock and pop music. Their captivating stage presence and unique harmonies have earned the respect and love of audiences throughout the US, Canada and Europe for over 30 years. They are unique in their ability to entertain as they blend their talents as singers, songwriters, educators, interpreters of history and cultural advocates.

Keynote Speakers: Saul HarrisSaul Flores
Saul Flores is a philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Saul walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico. The story of his journey, accompanied by a series of photographs, capture the essence of the people, communities and cultures he encountered along the way. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC and TED.
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