21st Century Learning Academy

21st Century Learning Academy:
Preparing Students to Be Global Citizens
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, Tampa
June 22-24, 2016

FCIS invites K-12 Teachers and Administrators to register for this informative, innovative, and collaborative professional development opportunity. Enhance your teaching skills, deepen your knowledge, and share best practices. This three-day workshop includes sessions on the following topics:

• Global Perspectives• Emotional Intelligence
• Cultural Competency• Citizenship
• Service Learning• Project-Based Learning
• Design Thinking• Student Engagement

Who should attend? K-12 Teachers and Administrators
Earn 16 master in-service points by attending all sessions.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Derrick Gay

Dr. Derrick Gay has 18 years of independent school experience as a language teacher, senior administrator and consultant. Currently, he serves as a resource to schools, both domestically and abroad, to cultivate cultural competency, promote empathy, and deepen inclusion.
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Global Citizenship in the 21st Century:
Reframing Community Life Initiatives in Independent Schools
Few would disagree that our current reality represents an unprecedented globally interconnected social, political and economic society. It follows that cultural competency, the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with mutual respect with individuals of different backgrounds, represents a critical 21st competency to support global citizenship. Curiously absent from global education programs, however, is the critical influence of identity and positionality on cultivating international-mindedness. Read more

View Schedule and Sessions

Feedback from last year's participants: What did you find most helpful about the Academy?

• So many great ideas to explore, lots of variety, all information very helpful for staying informed on the latest for 21st Century learners!
• Making great connections and getting so many new ideas!
• So many new, free tools to take away and implement in my classroom
• The sessions that provided hands-on learning
• A lot of information I can bring back to use in my classroom and share with my colleagues

Additional Speakers and Sessions:

  • What Does It Mean to Teach for Citizenship? Connecting Service and Activism for Civic Engagement
    Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning, Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Cultural Competency: A Dynamic Dialogue
    Christine Ortega Gaurkee, US History & Religious Studies and Diversity Coordinator, Berkeley Preparatory School
  • The Art of Global Education
    Robert Ponzio, Fine Arts Chair, Oak Hall School
  • Developing Compassionate, Responsible, and Engaged Citizens
    Angela Giorgianni-Mejicanos, LS Spanish Teacher and Community Service Director, The Out-of-Door Academy
  • Cultivating Transformative Teachers with EQ and Design Thinking
    Sally Altrocchi, Coordinator of Community Activities, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School
  • Inspiring Students to Think Globally and Act Locally
    Barbie Monty, Fifth Grade Teacher, Carrollwood Day School

Register Here

Date: June 22-24, 2016

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, FL, 33618

Registration Fee:
$395 (Members) | $475 (Non-Members)

Registration Deadline:
June 15, 2016

Hotel Reservations: Please contact the hotel directly. There is no FCIS group rate.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
3701 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33612
To make reservations, call 813-910-7500.
Embassy Suites
3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33612
To make reservations, call 813-977-7066.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 processing fee through June 8, 2016, with no refunds after this date.

Please contact Alison Carlson at acarlson@fcis.org.