"Viewing English Education Through a Globalized Lens" workshop Sept. 28

"Viewing English Education Through a Globalized Lens" workshop Sept. 28

25 Sep 2013    

An internationally diverse panel of speakers highlights the workshop “Viewing English Education through a Globalized Lens,” from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Teachers College Hall, 14th and Vine streets, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The workshop will be attended by more than 70 pre-service and in-service English educators and other educators from varied fields. The workshop is presented by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences. TLTE Assistant Professor of Practice Sarah Thomas and TLTE Assistant Professor Lauren Gatti are coordinating the workshop. The Malaika Foundation and Humanities Nebraska are workshop partners.

Her Excellency Madame Salma Kikwete, whose husband, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, has been president of Tanzania since 2005, headlines the impressive international lineup for the workshop. After a welcome and introductions at 8:30 a.m., Kikwete will deliver a keynote address in Teachers College Hall Room 105. She is founder of the Women and Development (WAMA) Foundation in the United Republic of Tanzania. WAMA, a nonprofit, focuses on improving education, health and improving the economic status of women and girls. This is Kikwete's first visit to Nebraska.

The morning plenary session, “International Perspectives on Global Education: The Educator as Scholar-Ambassador, Classroom as Microcosm,” runs from 8:30 - 10:30 and will include a panel of experts with a wide range of global experience in business, government, foreign service and education.

Natalie Hahn, founder and president of the Malaika Foundation, organized the panel and will also speak at the workshop. She worked with the United Nations for nearly 40 years, primarily in Africa, and completed U.N. assignments in 31 countries. Hahn holds degrees from UNL, Ohio State, and Harvard. Her career has been spent empowering women across the globe, forging educational initiatives, advancing programs for youth, and developing resources to support global education.

The day-long workshop will include panels of local high school teachers and UNL educators as well as breakout sessions for participants to discuss a variety of topics related to globalism and English education.
The Malaika Foundation offers Nebraska primary and secondary teachers global educational resources and travel opportunities. Malaika is a partner with the Nebraska Department of Education, which supports initiatives to increase the international focus of our teachers. For more information, visit malaikafoundation.org.

Humanities Nebraska creates and supports thought-provoking opportunities for Nebraskans to learn, think and explore our shared history and culture to inspire a better future. For more information, visit humanitiesnebraska.org.
Panelists: International Perspectives on Global Education: The Educator as Scholar-Ambassador, Classroom as Microcosm
Samuel J. Abarbanel, president and CEO, MicroMax Computer Intelligence, New York City
Rita Abarbanel, former high school language teacher, St. Petersburg, Russia, resides in New York City
Kathleen Durham, executive director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center, Val-Kill at Hyde Park, New York
Alayne M. Faraone, executive assistant for J. Joe Ricketts, New York City
Carole Hyatt, founder and CEO, The Leadership Forum, New York City
Larry Johnson, former assistant secretary general for legal affairs, United Nations and legal advisor for the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna now residing in New York City
Susan Johnson, former director of curriculum and associate head of Marymount School, New York City
Sarah McCue, managing director, World Quant Foundation and educator-technology management, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Dzingai Mutumbuka, chairman of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa and former minister of education, Zimbabwe, now residing in Alexandria, VA
Cathy Mutumbuka, educator, Alexandria, VA
Dora S. Schriro, commissioner, New York City Department of Corrections, New York City
Margaret Snyder, founding director, United Nations Development Fund for Women, New York City
Andrea Warren, award-winning author of nonfiction books for young readers, Kansas City


College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education