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Making Meaning in a Standards-Based World: Negotiating Tensions in Global Education By: Jennifer D. Klein, The Educational Forum, August 2013

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Fostering Global Grit: Teaching Young Leaders to Be of Real Use By: Jennifer D. Klein, NAIS Independent School, Summer 2012

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Taking Your Schoolhouse Global: The Role of Professional Development in Shifting School Culture By: Jennifer D. Klein, The NSSSA Leader, Spring 2012

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Giving the World a Face: The Humanizing of Global Education By: Jennifer D. Klein, The NSSSA Leader, Winter 2010

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“Making systems of schools work for all kids is the most important economic development issue, social justice and civil society issue of our time. It’s complicated and difficult work, but it’s the most important thing you could be doing with your life.”Tom Vander Ark, Director, eduInnovation

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Meeting in the Middle: Humanizing the World through Global Partnerships By: Jennifer D. Klein, Coming early 2017!

Jennifer D. Klein’s first book, Meeting in the Middle: Humanizing the World through Global Partnerships (working title), is scheduled to be published by Solution Tree Press in early 2017.  The central intent of this book is to equip educators with strategies for bringing the world into their classrooms through global partnerships, both with partner schools/classrooms and with global organizations/individuals, for the sake of student learning and the development of students’ global competencies.  The book will provide a rationale for global education in general and global partnerships in particular, and will explore “global competency” and how to assess it.  The book will provide teachers with frameworks for finding a partner, developing an equitable collaboration, communication strategies and platforms, maintaining partnerships over time, and assessing their success.  The book will also include case studies from different grade levels and disciplines, to ensure that teachers can envision global partnerships in action across the pre-K-12 experience, as well as testimonials from young graduates whose career paths have been impacted by early partnership experiences......


Costa Rica 2016 Trinity Hall- July 2016

The trip to Costa Rica planted a seed, a curiosity about the world and other cultures that will continue to grow in the Trinity Hall community......read article


Local students learn global lessons in trip to Guatemala and Belize Suburban News- July 31, 2015

Eleven students and two chaperones from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison embraced a new culture, language and way of life during a two-week service learning trip to Guatemala and Belize in July......read article


How many of the world's best companies are in Colorado? Denver Business Journal- September 2013

Ten are, if you go by B Corp, which annually publishes its "Best for the World" list of the companies with the most positive overall social and environmental impact . . . The Colorado companies that made the cut for worker impact are: Namaste Solar, New Belgium Brewing . . . and World Leadership School.....read article


Kent Place School Students in Summit Redefine Spring Break with Service Trips Independent Press- April 2013

Close to 30 Kent Place Middle and Upper School students of Summit chose to spend their spring break this March entrenched in meaningful service projects, cultural immersion and leardership learning both domestically and internationally. The trips offered this year were Tanzania, China and Washington, D.C. Kent Place faculty and staff served as chaperones.....read article


New Construction at Banjika Secondary School Grand Circle Foundation- October 2011

Every year for more than a decade, Susan Rickert of San Francisco, California, has traveled to Africa with OAT, and every year, she asks the same question of the headmaster of one of the schools in the village of Karatu: "What do you need, and how can I help?".....read article


St. George's students to experience life, culture in Tanzania By Erica Horton, The Commercial Appeal- July 7, 2011

Generally, the Internet, cellphones and sports are the three things that St. George's Independent School junior Dylan Young says he can't live without. But he says he's willing to sacrifice for more than two weeks in Tanzania, an African country between Kenya and Mozambique. Young, 16, and nine other students left Memphis International Airport for Tanzania on Wednesday with their teacher and director of the Citizenship Institute, Luther Mercer. St. George's faculty member Cynthia Taylor is also on the journey.....read article


Susan Rickert - Transforming Lives from Tanzaniabr to San Francisco Grand Circle Foundation- May 2011

It turns me on to be a catalyst for transforming people's lives," Susan Rickert beams. It would be impossible to count exactly how many lives Susan has touched since April 2005, when the brand-new Banjika Secondary School – funded by money she raised in partnership with Grand Circle Foundation – opened in the village of Karatu, Tanzania. When the school's very first morning bell rang six years ago, 80 students were enrolled. Today, 577 attend.....read article


Kenya Trip leaves impression with Ensworth seniors by Lea Ann Overstreet, The Tennessean- November 15, 2010

A summer trip to Africa has a profound effect on Ensworth seniors Megan Moseley and Rebecca Hanai. The two students were part of Ensworth's service learning trip to Kenya, where they immersed themselves in the culture and helped on several school construction projects, including installing solar panels throughout a school, setting up a computer center and building a new classroom.....read article


Taking the classroom to Central America by Terri Hogan, Maryland Community Newspapers Online- April 15, 2009

Generally, the Internet, cellphones and sports are the three things that St. George's Independent School junior Dylan Young says he can't live without. But he says he's willing to sacrifice for more than two weeks in Tanzania, an African country between Kenya and Mozambique. Young, 16, and nine other students left Memphis International Airport for Tanzania on Wednesday with their teacher and director of the Citizenship Institute, Luther Mercer. St. George's faculty member Cynthia Taylor is also on the journey.....read article


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