Global Education for Teachers Collaborative
Global Education for Teachers Collaborative (2013-2014)
Lead Faculty: Drs. April Mattix and Beverly Shaklee
Additional Contributing Faculty: Supriya Baily, Rebecca Fox, Wendy Frazier, Eirini Gouleta, Nancy Hollincheck, Illham Nasser, Anthony Pellegrino, and Vicki Spencer
The overarching goal of the Global Education for Teachers Collaborative (GET Collaborative) is to initiate and sustain a system of comprehensive internationalization of the teacher education programs at George Mason University and American University. Through the GET Collaborative, the partner universities strive to ensure that teacher candidates develop the global competencies necessary to best prepare U.S. students for their roles as global citizens. To this end, faculty from each of the partner universities will engage in a variety of program activities, including professional development workshops, working groups, book discussion clubs, and faculty mini-grants designed to advance the internationalization of teacher education programs and, in turn, help teachers international their classrooms. In order to extend program impact, the GET Collaborative will also host webinars, create an online resource center and develop a portfolio of artifacts generated through the program’s activities.