GLOBAL ISSUE EXPERT WEBINARS
Webinars with esteemed experts on issues of global significance.
TOPICAL INTEREST WEBINARS
Workshops and demonstrations with Envoys staff and partners for students of all ages.
Global Issue Expert Webinars
Envoys held a successful season of webinars with esteemed experts on issues of global significance. Guided by informed perspectives from experts, Envoys facilitators offered possible applications and considerations for our network of global educators.
Our first season of webinars has concluded, but you can watch all sessions by browsing the carrousel bellow and clicking on the links.
Dr. Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, joins us to explore the future of global education amidst and after COVID-19.Webinar Recording
Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker and covers politics and foreign affairs. In this webinar, he offers perspectives on the evolving geopolitical dynamics amidst this century’s first global pandemic.Webinar Recording
Cross Cultural Learning at a Distance. With Farah Cherif d’Ouezzan and Fairouz El Hamdaoui on their work at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Rabat, Morocco.Webinar Recording
Systems Approaches with Seth Leighton – Over the past decade, Envoys has learned many lessons in organizing remote work, including building channels of work communication, maintaining group norms, ensuring a culture of productivity, and enabling creativity and innovation.Find Resources Here
When we explore the world with students, we encourage them to reach beyond familiar worlds, and must find ways to facilitate conversations about controversial and emotional topics. Mason Hults, Envoys’ Director of Programming, explains how we help students approach difficult questions with curiosity, and how we use our Critical Inquiry Card Deck.Webinar Recording
Co-founders of Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) cover the history of TNKR, the story of their success, their current challenges, and ways you can get involved!Webinar Recording
Dr. Carolyn Finney shares from her own experience and provides tools to diversify cohorts (of students and instructors) in experiential education programs.Webinar Recording
While our Global Issue Expert Webinars are totally free and open to any interested educators, we are committed to helping our local partners mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this moment, we have selected Dandelion School, in Beijing, China, as the destination for the donations we gather.
As the majority of migrant families in China lack the residential permit that grants access to the state education system, as well as the financial resources necessary to pay the steep tuition of private schools, more and more migrant youth now attend the “unofficial” schools that have sprung up in the last 10 years through the extraordinary efforts of Chinese and international education and social activists. Dandelion School is a non-profit educational institution for children of low-income migrant families.
Groups of Envoys students have been lucky to be able to participate in exchanges with students from Dandelion, as well as participate in volunteer work teaching English to local students.
Register for a webinar today to donate!
Educating Students to Improve the World
By Dr. Fernando Reimers
This open access book, just published, explains how to reform education systems so they educate all students as global citizens, with the necessary competencies to achieve the UN SDGs.
Topical Interest Webinars
Envoys’ Senior Field Educators and leaders from our partner organizations facilitated workshops focused on a wide variety of topics for students and educators of all ages. Our first season has concluded, but you can watch all previous sessions by browsing below.
With Envoys Partnerships Manager Annie Harold.Watch the Recording
Slow Spanish Gabriel García Márquez. Colombian Envoys instructor Laura Rocha reads a fragment of “La hojarasca” and the short story “La luz es como el agua”.Webinar recording
How do we apply lessons learned traveling to our daily lives? Envoys Instructor Zach Taylor leads us on a journey where we learn to transfer skills, recall and bring to the forefront the wisdom we have acquired while traveling, and tie all that down to this particular moment in time.Watch the webinar recording here
Envoys Instructors Silvia Chiviri and Lina Pino have created this tool for a Slow Spanish Film Discussion! Use this slide deck for some extra context about the movie “The Path Of The Anaconda” (El Sendero de la Anaconda -available on Netflix) and great discussion questions. Note: This movie is in Spanish with English subtitles (great for learners!).Access the Tool
Annie Harold, Envoys Partnerships Manager, gives a crash course on food justice: the basic human right of a community to access, grow and eat healthy food.Webinar Recording
Have you ever wondered what happens to your clothing once you are done with it? The tomorrow of your #ootd: The OR Foundation co-founders Liz and Branson show us the afterlife of fashion with a focus on Accra, Ghana.Webinar Recording
Magic, a shared global tradition, provides us with awe, wonder, and joy. Join Envoys instructor and trained magician Daniel Perez for a virtual session diving into the depths of secrets behind guiding an audience through an experience that sparks puzzlement and laughter.Webinar Recording
This tour is conducted in slow French by Envoys Program Leader Mathias Ben Achour. Between the Old Port and Saint-Charles Station, come and discover stories of men and women, stories from the world and the Mediterranean. In the 19th century, people and goods flowed through city’s ports. But who were those who settled? Why did they come? How did they integrate into local society?Webinar Recording
A free, open-source resource bank for
students and teachers.
We’ve included easy recipes from each of our destinations, recommendations for reading, listening and viewing, tips for staying active and a virtual pen pal program.