Punahou Global Educator Strand

Photo credit @rokada55

Excited to have attended Punahou’s Global Educator Strand this past week. My fave summer PD. Global Educator Strand was first developed for the chaperones of SGLI (Student Global Leadership Institute,) and is now open to anyone. I first attended Global Educator two summers ago in 2016.

Was able to reconnect with great friend Roddy from Japan, who facilitated this year’s event. And yes, it was great making new friendships from around the world. There were nearly 40 of us from 22 schools in 9 different countries. It was an amazing three days at the Wo International Center.

On Day 1, we introduced ourselves and our schools. We began to develop a working definition of global education. After lunch, we visited Jamey Clarke’s lab and learned about his teaching of physics through ukulele building and social conscience.

On Day 2, I had a morning meeting with teachers from Trinity School in NYC whom I had met at Global Educator in 2016. I missed Dr. Scott’s presentation, but was able to make it back for lunch and the afternoon breakout sessions.

Photo credit @Lausensei

On Day 3, we were treated to wonderful student presentations in the morning. I was later able to present on my TED-Ed journey. We ended our day with afternoon breakout sessions and the completion of our “Great Wall of Ideas.” We had our afterparty fika at the Study Hall in Puck’s Alley. It was great to spend time with these amazingly, awesome people.

The PD ended on Wednesday, but I attended the SGLI farewell picnic at Kaimana Beach (Waikiki) on Friday afternoon. A beautiful sunset, and a great way to end our time together.

Mahalo to Chai, Wendi, Lorelei, & Roddy, and congrats on another successful SGLI.

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