International Education Washington

Overview of 2003 Summit

The Washington State Coalition for International Education held the first Preschool-Graduate School International Education Summit on September 18, 2003 at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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graphic of 3 views of the globe showing different continents, with theme of summit "Teaching & Learning in a Global Community"










About the Summit

Purpose: To assess the state's current status with regard to International Education and build a statewide coalition to engage the public and high-level leaders in taking action in this area.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2003  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
with Resource Fair and World Studies Workshops 3:30 - 6:30 pm organized by the World Affairs Council and UW Jackson School of International Studies (with 3 free clock hours available for teachers)

Where:  University of Washington HUB (Student Union Building) Ballroom

Audience:  Teachers, Parents, Higher Ed, Students, Preschool programs, Non-profit organizations, Cultural organizations, Governmental agencies, Policymakers, Media

Cost:  No cost for the day. Bento lunches provided to participants who registered in advance, thanks to a generous donation by Uwajimaya.

Topics Explored

  • What is the impact of Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education?
  • What is our vision for language learning Preschool-Graduate School and how can we make it a reality? (See World Languages Standards & Assessments course)
  • Where does International Education fit into the Washington State Standards and Assessments for Social Studies?
  • Why does "cultural competence" matter to business?
  • Electronic Networks and International Education: Are meaningful "virtual" exchanges using technology possible?
  • What can principals do to bring global perspectives into their schools, and superintendents into their districts?
  • How can teachers integrate a global perspective into existing curriculum?
  • If we believe International Education is important, what can we do about it?

Venn diagram showing overlapping spheres of Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, and World Languages












Summit Advisory Group

  • Burton (Bud) Bard, President, Seattle Sister Cities Association
  • Caleb Perkins, Supervisor for International Education and Social Studies, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Cheryl Allendoerfer, Program Manager, UW Educational Outreach
  • Cynthia Rekdal, Executive Director, WSAME
  • David Woodward, President, Associates in Cultural Exchange
  • Dee Dickinson, CEO, New Horizons for Learning
  • Greg Tuke, Strategic Advisor, Powerful Schools
  • Joan Yoshitomi, Special Assistant for Parent Partnerships, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Karen Kodama, Principal, John Stanford International School, Seattle
  • Kristi Rennebohm Franz, Lead Teacher, International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)
  • Kristin Hayden, Executive Director, OneWorld Now!
  • Lili Hein, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • Maria Kesovija, Manager, Ethnic Heritage Council
  • Mary Hammond Bernson, Associate Director, UW East Asia Center
  • Masaru Kibukawa, Study Abroad Director, Seattle Community College District
  • Michael Herschensohn, Executive Director, Northwest Folklife
  • Michael Levine, Executive Director, National Coalition for International Education in the Schools
  • Michele Anciaux Aoki, Project Director, P-20 International Ed Summit
  • Myriam Met, Acting Director, National Foreign Language Center
  • Nancy Bacon, Vice President and Director of Educational Programs, World Affairs Council
  • Paul Aoki, Director of Language Learning Center, University of Washington
  • Rick Wojcik, Product Manager, Simplified English Checker, Boeing Company
  • Sue Ranney, International Education Director, Hamilton International Middle School, Seattle
  • Susan Golden, Program Manager, Smithsonian Global Sound
  • Toshi Moriguchi, CFO of Uwajimaya in Seattle

  • Walter Parker, Professor of Social Studies Education, UW College of Education
  • Will Linser, Teacher, Robinswood High School, member of State Team

Summit Sponsorship

The Summit was funded by a grant from the Asia Society as part of the National Coalition on International Education's States Innovations Grant Program, with in-kind sponsorship by:

  • Alliance for Education (fiscal agent for the grant)
  • Global Sound
  • Hamilton International Middle School
  • John Stanford International School
  • Starbucks International
  • University Book Store
  • UW/Public International Schools Partnership
  • UW Language Learning Center
  • Uwajimaya Corporation in Seattle

Note: The Venn Diagram graphic was developed by the John Stanford International School (see Global Outlook, Fall 2002). The concept of Global Perspective comes from > Guidelines for Global and International Studies Education: Challenges, Culture, Connections. The 3 Globe graphic is courtesy of Richard Thornton, graphic designer and president of the Puget Sound chapter of the Fulbright Association.

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