Global Teaching Dialogue
U.S. Department of State’s Global Teaching Dialogue Advances Internationalization of K-12 Schools
On Friday, July 28 2017, U.S. Department of State welcomed 186 participants from 17 states and the District of Columbia for its second Global Teaching Dialogue. Alumni of the Department’s Teacher Exchange Programs and other global education leaders shared best practices for globalizing curricula and standards, implementing virtual exchanges and advocating for change in schools, districts and states with the teachers, administrators, and NGO and government representatives in attendance. Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Taplin welcomed the group and Special Advisor for Global Youth Affairs, Andy Rabens, spoke about the State Department’s commitment to young people around the world. A resource fair provided information about U.S. Department of State exchange programs for teachers and youth, simulations from U.S. Diplomacy Center , and other activities and materials to help teachers bring the world into their classrooms.