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9:00am - 5:00pm
The Global Summer Institute is a five-day K-12 teacher training organized by the National Resource Centers at University of Pennsylvania focusing on global education. The Summer Institute offers workshops by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, trips to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new South Asia Gallery and the Penn Museum’s new Middle East Gallery, curriculum development activities and much more!


An educational travel program to Cuba, in a historic moment, unprecedented and unrepeatable. Journalism immersion in the local Cuban lifestyle, residing in two of its most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and colonial Trinidad.



This document is a product of a joint venture between
Global Philadelphia Association, the City of Philadelphia, and the
University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, Middle East Center
and Center for East Asian Studies. The content of this document
was created by Greater Philadelphia teachers just like you! The Tool
Kit is designed for varied grades and subjects in K-12 as a vehicle
and idea-starter for teaching the value of World Heritage to our

You want more? The Summer Institute is a five-day professional development program at the University of Pennsylvania to support educators in

* Understanding the increasing importance of our world regions in the K-12 classroom and

* Learning new information and tools to connect Greater Philadelphia classrooms to the world.

" Transnational Experiences: Engaging with World Heritage " will connect Greater Philadelphia, its history, and social climate, to global histories and contexts. The program features presentations by Penn faculty and area professionals, performances, film screenings, field trips, and global cuisine. Participants will work in small groups to create lessons and experiential activities for their classes. The resources created will culminate in the form of a World Heritage Tool Kit, to be unveiled during the 60-day GlobalPhilly2015 Expo.

The Summer Institute is a funded and experiential program. Qualified applicants that show particular interest in collaborative learning, leadership and world heritage themes will be selected. Selected participants who complete the program will receive a $150 stipend and Act 48 credits.

This program is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania'sSouth Asia Center,Middle East Center,Center for East Asian Studies,American Center for Mongolian Studies, Graduate School of Education, Perry World House , the Mayor's Office and the Global Philadelphia Association


Preparing a Globally Competent Workforce through High-Quality Career and Technical Education

  To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies must hire workers with global competence—that is, the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance. U.S. educators face a critical new imperative: to prepare all students for work and civic roles in an environment where success increasingly requires the ability to compete, connect, and cooperate on an international scale.