A group of University School of Milwaukee faculty members presented to 70 teachers from around the state as part of a break-out session at the Global Youth Summit in Madison, Wisconsin recently. Alison Dupee, Lower School and Middle School French teacher; William Piper, 5th-grade social studies teacher; and Henry Wend, Upper School history teacher and director of Global Studies; presented USM’s methodology for teaching global education throughout all three divisions as guided by the School’s strategic plan.
The session centered around different ways that teachers can engage students with global education, from incorporating global literature and art in the classroom to finding global connections locally, and more. Attendees ranged from elementary through collegiate educators.
“USM is one of the first schools in the state to articulate a prekindergarten-through-12th-grade global education framework,” said Piper. “So the fact that we’re speaking to other educators in the state who are passionate about global education is really neat.”