From June 22, 2021 - June 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of State welcomed teachers, educators and global education experts online for its sixth annual Global Teaching Dialogue. Alumni of the Department’s Teacher Exchange Programs and other global education leaders shared best practices for globalizing curricula, implementing virtual exchanges, and learning from and sharing educational strategies with colleagues in other countries. U.S. Department of State officials spoke with the group and teachers conducted workshops on integrating global competence and international best practices across the K-12 curriculum. Attendees at this virtual event received information about U.S. Department of State exchange programs for teachers and youth, U.S. Diplomacy Center simulations, and other resources to help teachers bring the world into their classrooms. Presentation recordings and session resources will be made available following the conclusion of the event via the Global Teaching Dialogue Resource Hub.
As both a United States Senator and as Secretary of State, Special Envoy Kerry has been a longtime supporter of exchange programs. His opening message to attendees of the 6th Annual Global Teaching Dialogue reflected the deep appreciation he has for educators and the critical role they play in preparing the next generation to address challenges such as climate change.