Global cities to evaluate the impact of digital exchange programs


SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

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Education leaders and teachers are eager to help their students learn about each other and cultivate skills for global citizenship.  Global Scholars, a program operated by Global Cities, Inc., has been a leader in this area; last year, more than 10,000 students in 26 countries participated in our peer-to-peer digital exchange program.

Global Cities is sponsoring the Students and the Global Edge: Evaluating the Global Education Experience symposium this October, bringing educators from our network together in Paris to explore outcomes desired from digital exchange and to discuss how we can evaluate the impact of these programs on students.  

Experts at the convening will include:

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th Mayor of New York City
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Tony Travers, Director of Government at the London School of Economics
  • Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
  • Morris J. Vogel, former President of New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Chief Inspector of Schools, England, Head, Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted)

At the meeting, we will present an extensive white paper on digital global exchange and student outcomes, drawing on several years of significant classroom experience from our Global Scholars curricula, platforms and professional development workshops. We’ll join with our participants to consider strategies for evaluating and increasing the effectiveness of digital student exchange programs.

Global Cities is dedicated to readying students to become thoughtful stewards of the human future, and we are excited to build on this work by developing ambitious field standards for international digital exchange.