The first cohort of 11 educators graduated from the Global Competence Certificate on January 19, 2016. The graduation ceremony, held online as is most of the program, celebrated the hard work and achievements of the graduates.
In her address, Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of World Savvy, lauded the graduates: “We all see you as tremendous leaders with the potential to really reshape the dialogue about what teaching and learning should look like in the 21st century and the global age.”
Dr. William Gaudelli, Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, turned to the future in his remarks: “I look forward to learning about the great work that you’ll do to educate and prepare the next generation of children—those who will live well into the 22nd century–to inhabit the world more justly and more peacefully and with respect for all others.”
Throughout the 15 months of the program, the graduating educators completed 12 credits of academic coursework; participated in fieldwork experiences in Colombia, Ecuador, or Uganda; and wrote a capstone project that advances teaching and learning for global competence in their school or district.
Congratulations GCC graduates!