Global Education Lab

Posted by on March 29, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, African Studies Center, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Middle East Center will host another full-day workshop on global education on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

The Global Education Lab was developed to help educators deal with the new challenges and complexities facing our schools, country and world. The Lab provides you with the information, background, tools and techniques for helping your students understand the new world we find ourselves in and to better cope with the responsibilities and prerogatives of global citizenship. The program is being delivered by the global education organizations BigPictureSmallWorld and Global Education Motivators.

The flyer below (and download version) describes this program. We would like to see you there. Registration instructions are below.

The Global Education Lab

Date: May 8, 2010
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Host: University of Pennsylvania National Resource Centers: South Asia Center, African Studies Center, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Middle East Center

The Global Education Lab is an information-packed full-day workshop on global education for teachers and administrators. The Workshop is a hands-on intensive that provides you with everything from global perspectives to lesson plans and supplementary materials for the next day’s classroom— delivered by educators with over 60 years of global education experience.

The Purpose of the Global Education Lab is to provide teachers and administrators with the information and experience they need to establish a new global education program, deepen and enrich existing programs, and to provide an inspiring and invigorating intellectual experience.


By attending the Global Education Lab you will get:

* Continuing professional development credits from the University of Pennsylvania.
* A DVD packed with over $1,000 worth of the latest books and reports from the UN and dozens of other international agencies on the state of the world, energy, climate, food, water, economy, population, education, health, human rights and other topics, PLUS dozens of lessons plans, curricular materials, ten short global education related movies and other global education materials.
* Real Lives 2010, the brand new version of the award winning software that allows your students to live a life in any country in the world. See for exciting details on what you can do with this program.
* Ten global education classroom activities you can do the next day at your school.
* Two global ed lesson plans tailored to your curriculum and class—developed by you using our GlobalEd Templates.
* Handouts, Power Points, lesson plans, and links to hundreds of online global education resources, games, and simulations.
* Presentations on Global Education 101: From Globalization to Global Citizenship, Integrating Global Ed Into Your Curriculum, Bringing the World Into Your Classroom Through Videoconferencing, Global Education Service Learning, Global Problem Solving, Working with the UN, Global Education Funding Sources, Online Global Education Materials and other topics.
* Post-workshop support for locating schools for communication exchanges, discounts for GEM video conferences, priority selection for UN based conferences, and other products and services notification.

Cost and Scheduling

for more infoCost of attending the Global Education Lab is $150 for one educator, or $140 for two or more from the same school. Partial scholarships are available in special circumstances. To register for this Global Education Lab send name, school and email address to

About Us
The Global Education Lab is a joint program of BigPictureSmallWorld,, and Global Education Motivators, Programs are delivered by Wayne Jacoby, a 31-year social studies teacher and global education pioneer and Medard Gabel, developer of the World Game (with Buckminster Fuller), and other global education simulations and curricular materials. Together they have been involved with global education for over 60 years.
For More Information
GEM: 1.877.451.7925 or  ·   Email:
BPSW: 1.866.820.8133 or 1.610.820.8133  ·    Email:

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