Global Education

Global Citizenship certificate (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering the Global Education workshop series "Developing Global Citizenship" during the academic year. All workshops are open to and geared towards both faculty and staff. You'll find registration information in the workshop schdule flyer. Participants who attend six workshops (the three in the fall, which are required, and three additional workshops in the spring) and complete a global project (globalization of the curriculum in their discipline or of another area of the college) will receive a Certificate of Global Citizenship, which qualifies as professional development. In addition, there will be two optional workshops for participants completing the certificate which will emphasize the global projects.

Successful completion of the Certificate of Global Citizenship is worth 1 equivalency credit. In addition, faculty and staff may earn an Advanced Certificate of Global Citizenship and then a Master Certificate of Global Citizenship, each of which is worth one additional equivalency credit. Please see the attached information for the requirements of the various certificates.

For more information, contact the coordinator Stacie Miller or assistant coordinator Encarni Trueba.

CETL Global Education Workshop Series
Developing Global Citizenship
Workshop Descriptions

1. Introduction to Global Education (2 hours)
This workshop introduces participants to the concept and definition of global education, why it is important, and how it can serve as a foundation to educational success in the 21st century. Participants will learn about CCBC’s existing global education initiative and brainstorm ways to globalize the curriculum in their own areas and create a more international presence on CCBC’s campuses. In this session, participants will be introduced to the project they will complete if they intend to obtain the Global Education certificate.

2. Building Intercultural Competencies (1.5 hours)
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the term intercultural competencies, reflect on their own levels of intercultural competence and engage with a variety of activities designed to simulate cross-cultural encounters. This workshop transcends surface level cultural practices to address how world views, thought processes and behaviors are affected by culture at various levels, both within and outside of the United States.

3. Intercultural Conflict Resolution (1.5 hours)
Why do behaviors, communication styles and understandings of situations vary so much amongst different groups and individuals? This workshop focuses on how cultural differences can lead to conflict, how to understand when and why an intercultural conflict occurs, and how to avoid such conflicts in the future. Participants will share personal experiences, examine case studies together and offer suggestions for transforming intercultural conflicts into successful intercultural interactions.

4. Getting to Know the ESOL/International Student Population (1.5 hours)
Participants will learn more about the students in their classrooms or other areas of the college who come to CCBC from various parts of the world. ESOL / International Students are diverse individuals and learners with different educational backgrounds, challenges, experiences and needs. This workshop will define and describe Generation 1.5 students, F-1 International Students, World English Speaking students and Adult Immigrant students—all of whom comprise CCBC’s diverse international student community.

5. Religious Practices and the Classroom (2 hours)
The United States functions according to the Christian calendar, but many of CCBC’s students have different religious backgrounds, which may impact the classroom in various ways. Participants will learn about Judaism and Islam, with an emphasis on how certain religious practices and holidays may affect students’ participation, attendance, and comfort level in the classroom.

6. Working with Latino, African, and Asian Students (2 hours)
There has been a significant increase in the Hispanic/Latino population at CCBC and in Maryland in general. Moreover, CCBC has also seen an increase in the number of African and Asian ESOL and International students recently. This workshop will provide general background information on the cultures, learning styles and previous educational experiences of these students. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of these populations and the impact of their cultural backgrounds on the academic environment.

7. Strategies for Working with ESOL/International Students (1.5 hours)
Participants will learn specific strategies for working with ESOL / International Students both inside and outside of the classroom. Cultural differences and miscommunication as they relate to educational contexts will be discussed, and tips and ideas for more effective interactions with this student population will be provided. ESOL/International Students will also participate in this workshop.

Special workshops to support individuals planning to complete the certificate:

Learning About Your Global Project (1.5 hours)
Participants from last year’s Developing Global Citizenship workshop series will discuss and share the global projects they have developed. Examples from other institutions will also be provided, discussed and evaluated, and participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for their own projects and discuss them with other participants.

Developing your Global Project (1.5 hours)
This session is dedicated to providing support for the development of participants’ global projects. Participants will share their ideas with other members of the group and receive feedback. In addition, participants from last year’s Global Citizenship workshops will be visiting, and they will discuss the implementation of their projects.

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