The Reading Globally, Thinking Reflectively, Acting Locally book group will engage teachers in conversations around a series of books that offer a range of global perspectives.
Building on our strengths as educators, one goal of this reading group is to increase Global Competency. Global Competency is defined as an interest in the world, a deep understanding of perspectives, an ability to communicate across cultures and motivation to act locally to address global issues. There's a link to JOIN US at the bottom of the page.
The original summer 2020 reading list looked at education from a range of perspectives around the world. Our second set of readings stretched through the academic 2020-21 year and tackled the subject of race and class from a global perspective.
The plan for Fall 2021 is to read around a theme of travel. Many of us have had our usual travel plans curtailed and a hope is this theme will allow us to at least return to the road via reading. We will start by looking at the meaning of and reasons for travel before embarking on our tour. The reading list and meeting schedule is posted below.
Whether you have finished the reading for any particular meeting or are just starting you are welcome to join the discussion. Our Zoom meetings will last about an hour and conversations can continue asynchronously online as well. We hope participation in this global reading group will offer educators another global lens to bring into their classrooms, school sites and communities.
Zoom links for each week will be sent out to group members before each meeting.
Hope to meet you online.
- September 6 (Zoom 6pm PST)
Meaning of Travel (Emily Thomas)
- October 11th (Zoom 6pm PST)
Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border (Porter Fox)
- November 1st (Zoom 6pm PST)
Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing (Meredith McKinney)
- December 6th (Zoom 6pm PST)
A Cook's Tour (Anthony Bourdain)
- January Winter Break ( No Meeting )
Reading Group will pick up again in February for a Spring Series
PLEASE NOTE: We will cap the number of members at 20 in the Fall Reading Group knowing that everyone will have a lot to share. We plan to run future Reading Globally Groups so please check back if membership closes. We'd love to have you join the conversation in the future.
All the best!