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Developing Students as Global Citizens
Clare Sisisky

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL

How do our students make sense of today’s complex world and their role in it? How can they develop the skills they will need to thrive in a global context? In this workshop, participants will hear about the important role teachers can play in preparing and shaping our students for the world in which they will live as adults. Resources and tools to bring new ideas to life will be shared.  

During the workshop:

  • the presenter will discuss the range of research and descriptions of global competencies and global citizenship for our students’ world, helping to identify priorities that connect with schools’ mission and culture
  • the participants will then explore a range of curricular examples from independent schools across the country from K-12 classrooms that are developing students as global citizens
  • participants will explore case studies in an examination of strategies for implementation including common obstacles

Participants will leave with:

  • a strong understanding of research-based design for teaching and curriculum to prepare students globally
  • a broader perspective on what is already happening in classrooms around the country 
  • the opportunity to strategize about priorities and possibilities for helping their classes and their schools become globally engaged 

Clare Sisisky is currently the director of the Responsible Citizenship Initiative and the director of strategic planning at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. Her leadership responsibilities include overseeing the global engagement, service-learning, inclusion, entrepreneurship and sustainability programs and developing curriculum in these areas in partnership with faculty. She previously worked as an administrator for a large public school district, worked for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing, and was on the faculty at Phillips Academy Andover. Sisisky has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and a graduate degree from Harvard. She has written and presented on many topics relating to global competency in K-12 education. She is a founding board member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG).

Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate.  The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
The ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with many incredible Chicago hotels. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and as a member of ISACS you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs.

If you have any issues when booking a room, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Registration Fee

  • $175 member fee
  • $225 non-member fee 
  • The first person pays the full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
  • Workshop includes coffee/tea, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments 
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 

Questions? Please call 312-750-1190.

Member Cost: $175     Non-member Cost: $225


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