PaCIEis pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 2013 annual conference —Building Global Competence through Collaborative Strategies in International Education. This year’s theme embodies a significant part of PaCIE’s mission — to build and strengthen connections and collaborations among and between educational institutions, governmental bodies, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania. By showcasing the development of successful collaborations, PaCIE strives to inspire the creation of new networks and initiatives and to provide concrete examples of the ways in which this can be done. Individuals representing a host of academic disciplines as well as areas of international education administration, government, business, and non-profit work are welcome to submit session proposals. The conference will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 11-12, 2013. Session proposals are due by March 1, 2013.
Join us in Philadelphia for the 2013 Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) Annual Conference: Building Global Competence through Collaborative Strategies in International Education
October 11-12, 2013 (Pre-conference workshops October 10)
We are pleased to offer a full conference schedule, including a compelling selection of concurrent sessions throughout the two day period, as well as several networking opportunities.
Keynote Speaker & Panel Discussion Steven Wray, Executive Director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia will provide insight into how Pennsylvania can help shape the nation in its approach to developing its youth for international career paths. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion entitled“Will You Hire My Children? What Educators Can Do to Prepare Students for the Global Realities of the 21st Century.”
Concurrent Sessions include presentations on international collaborations between K-12, higher education, government agencies and/or the community; creating connections through social media and other forms of technology; and addressing challenges in international education, as well as “educating the educator” sessions on topics such as student performance data and preparing students for international experiences. Also featured are a career panel “Moving Up: Advancing in the Field of International Education” and a K-12 roundtable discussion during which participants will share resources and discuss strategies.
Pre-conference Workshops(Thursday, October 10)
·The Forum on Education Abroad will again join us for its annual best practices workshop, the focus of which is on Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs.
·Additionally, we are very pleased to add a pre-conference event entitled Experience Philadelphia Schools with International Curricula: Bodine High School for International Affairs & Independence Charter School,showcasing two area schools that have exemplified programming and initiatives in international education.
Additional Special Event
·Rittenhouse Square Visit / “The Way of Chopsticks” Exhibit: Friday, October 11
You may register for the conference, pre-conference workshops & special events on our website: www.pacie.org.
We hope that you are excited as we are to come to the conference and engage in international education throughout the state.
This is a three-day event meant to spotlight human impact on the marine environment as well as ways we can come together to protect some of its most charismatic and vulnerable inhabitants. OES begins the evening of Friday, October 11th with a night of presentations from three exceptional speakers addressing the link between cultural ecology and biodiversity, food security through sustainable aquaculture, and trends in marine mammal necropsy. At the culmination of the evening, Dr. Joy Reidenberg, a regular contributor to "Inside Nature's Giants" on PBS, will be performing a necropsy on a porpoise cadaver recovered by a local stranding network. This event is free and open to the public and includes hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Otolith Sustainable Seafood plus dinner. Please follow the links below to access the event flyer for the first night and send in your RSVP. Lets step up to the plate and begin an open dialogue on the issues effecting our ocean!
Registration will begin at 5 pm with hors d'oeuvres to follow.