The Transatlantic Educator’s Dialogue (TED) Alumni program is a one of a kind opportunity for educators in the United States of America and the European Union to come together virtually around collaborative projects.
One of these projects for 2021 has been a Global Reading Group. This collaborative project began with the intention of being a book group. However over time the original members adjusted the format to be conversations around selected articles. The main goal remains the same: engaging educators in conversations around a series of common readings that will expand our global perspective.
A specific goal of this Global Reading Group is to increase our Global Competency. Global Competency is generally defined as an interest in the world, a deep understanding of perspectives, an ability to communicate across cultures and a willingness to act locally to address global issues.
Collaborating with fellow TED alumni around logistics for a reading group was a first step. We have had a few "Sunday conversations" and are now recruiting an transatlantic reading cohort to join us.
We look forward to bringing a transatlantic group of educators together in a virtual setting to discuss globally themed readings and then jointly reflect on lessons we can bring back to our classrooms and our communities.
Link for all Sunday Conversations: https://zoom.us/my/learning13
Hope to meet you for a future Sunday Conversation!
May 2nd : To Travel or Not to Travel?
June 6th: History, Memory & June 4th
July 11th : A Pandemic Opportunity to Transform School Systems
Aug 1st : NO MEETING - Summer Break
* Moving to 2nd Sunday - Sunday Conversations from September *
September 12th: Olympic Expectations: Sport and Society
October 10th: TBD
( Tentatively: Beyond the Sound of Music: Musicology & Identity )