Saddleback Valley Unified School District superintendent Clint Harwick will be among those honored at Global Connect’s yearend symposium at UCI. The international relations high school curriculum program will close out its twelfth successful year with a daylong conference featuring speaker panels and award presentations by program coordinators and UCI faculty and student participants. Videos created by teams of the more than 400 high school participants from Newport-Mesa and Saddleback Valley school districts will be on display.  

"Global Expectations: 2050"

Friday, May 31, 2013
8:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
UC Irvine Student Center, Pacific Ballroom

Detailed agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Display of Student Work
  • 9:00 a.m. Site School Welcome by Site Supervisors
  • 9:30 a.m. UC Irvine Welcome, Mark Petracca, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Social Sciences
  • 9:45 a.m. Presentation of 2013 Educational Partnership Award by Laguna Hills High School Principal Sean Boulton & Global Connect Director Ellen Schlosser
  • 10:15 a.m. Talk: “The Take Away- Global Expectations 2050” with UCI professors Louis DeSipio, James Danziger and Samuel Gilmore & doctoral candidate Andrew Duncan
  • 11:15 a.m. Student YouTube Video Presentations
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. 2013 Student Project Awards

About Global Connect:
Created in 2001, Global Connect is a high school curriculum program developed by UCI faculty and students who team-teach issue-focused lesson plans alongside high school educators in the Newport-Mesa and Saddleback Valley school districts. Topics include climate change, terrorism, mass media and technology in a global society – areas not covered under current state education standards but in which UCI researchers excel. The curriculum is updated annually to reflect the continually changing world landscape – a challenge for traditional textbook publishers. The real-time course content also brings new and updated university research directly to high school teachers, enhancing their subject-matter expertise. The year-long curriculum is a University of California regent-approved "a-g" elective.

For further information, please contact Ellen Schlosser, program director, or 949-824-3596.

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