Anne Beneventi, Chair
Barbara Mitchell Hutton, Convention Program Chair
Ellen Fiedler, Newsletter Editor
The mission of the Global Awareness Network is to respond to the concerns of the gifted and talented about the future and the world they live in by giving them opportunities to grow in understanding of different cultures and global interdependence and by providing them with the tools and experience to participate in the shaping of their destinies. Therefore we are concerned with the following global issues:
Cooperative sharing of resources
Nonviolent conflict resolution
Technological abilities to create and destroy, and
Living in a harmonious state with the environment
To serve as a source of information and inspiration regarding global issues that impact gifted education and all the children in the world.
To serve the psychological needs of gifted and talented children by creating avenues that generate hope and enable active involvement in constructive change.
To enable educators to infuse the learning environment for the gifted and talented with global issues.
To explore, develop, and disseminate curricular materials and methodologies for integrating ethical considerations into curricula for the gifted and talented.
To collect, develop and disseminate global-issues-related materials and curricula for use in classes for the gifted and talented.
To serve as a network among organizations for the gifted and talented and to link with global-awareness communities of other organizations.
To provide opportunities for educators of the gifted and talented to act upon their commitment to global cooperation in their professional lives.
Helping students understand and learn about:
A global perspective
An attitude of interdependence among all people
Conserving natural resources
Positive social action around the world
Ways to Join In
Network with Network members
Attend our Global Gala and enriching sessions at the NAGC Convention
Develop or join an interest group with other Global Awareness members
Submit articles and information to our Global Connections newsletter
Prepare and share Global Awareness curriculum materials and other resources
Integrate a Global Awareness perspective into your children's world
If you like what you've read and want to be a member of the Global Awareness Network, we'd love to have you! You must be a member of NAGC before you can become a network member, so click here to find out how.
"Global Visions" is a collection of writings and artwork related to global issues and giftedness. We welcome submissions of articles, poems, prose, photography, and art. Children's submissions are encouraged. All submissions should be sent via email to Ellen Fiedler.
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