The catalyst for the International School Leaders Seminar on Global Connections was a day-long discussion in January 1995 involving Heads of Schools and representatives of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and the then Federation of American and International Schools (FAIS). The Convener was Peter D. Pelham, founding director of Pelham Associates, an educational advising group in Maryland; the host was John Ratté, then head of the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut.
Global Connections I was jointly hosted by St. Stithians College and Collegiate in Randburg, South Africa, and the Maru-a-Pula School in Gaborone, Botswana.
Global Connections II was held Down Under in 1998 in two areas of Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Global Connections III Leadership Training and Team Building, which was eminently appropriate for the host school, Wellington College, one of England's recognized leaders in this area.
Global Connections IV centered on Environmentalism, an issue being addressed increasingly by secondary schools worldwide.
Global Connections V combined both an exploration of Student Leadership in the Education process and a celebration of the Seminar's return to Africa.
Global Connections VI "declaration" on Teaching and Learning Styles: Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom.
Global Connections VII tour de force.Hosted by L'Ermitage, a national school with a full range of International Baccalaureate courses
One of the themes of GC VIII was on Partnerships, the potential relationship among and between schools, communities, teachers, students, parents, and various shareholders in the educational process.
Now available for all GC IX participants and site visitors are some of the talks and tools from the sessions held in Guatemala.
The theme of the Global Connections 2007 Seminar, held at The Hotchkiss School, was "Connecting Global Learning Communities."
This seminar was organized and hosted by the Prem Center (the Prem Tinsulanonda Center for International Education) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
It was an unlikely setting for a business meeting: the spectacular desert landscape of Jordan's Wadi Rum.
In July of 2011, delegates from six continents came together in South Africa and Botswana.
Global Connections XV met in Colombia, a land of diversity, contrasts, and conflict in politics, economic development, and education.
Daly College hosted the XVII Global Connections seminar in Mumbai and Indore, India in January 2016.
The Global Connections Seminar XVIII was held at the Gredos San Diego Buitrago Campus in Madrid, Spain.
The Global Connections Seminar XIX took place in April 2018 in Muscat, Oman.
At the heart of the Global Connections Seminar is the belief that by gathering a diverse group of educators from around the world, each participant will often be exposed to educational initiatives beyond their own country’s efforts. To view an outcome log of past seminars, click here.VIEW ALL SEMINARS
The Global Connections Seminar XX will take place from March 24th - March 30th, in Melbourne, Australia and will be hosted by Wesley College.
Monday, October 15, 2018
If your school is a member of Global Connections and your school is not in the map, we do not have your updated information. We invite you to fill the following form for us to update your information: https://goo.gl/forms/I4B9PVrOjP5vJ3Gp1View More
Thursday, September 13, 2018
At the heart of Global Connections lie our yearly seminars. This are amazing profesional development opportunities to learn about the educational system of another country, some of the challenges of the host country, and most of all, to meet and learn from other school leaders from around the world. All seminars have multiple opportunities for […]View More
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Welcome to Global Connections, a remarkable organization that has existed since 1996. This is our statement of purpose: Global Connections encourages school leaders worldwide to develop global consciousness within their school communities. Member schools will cooperate actively with each other to promote global engagement and impact. Global Connections is a loose consortium of very diverse […]View More
Monday, October 15, 2018
What are the secrets of the world’s top-performing students? What’s the difference between ordinary students and extraordinary students? Here’s how any student can go from average to amazing in seven simple, but challenging, steps.View More Posted by Andrew Taylor, Principal, Maru-a-Pula, Botswana
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Indian School Al Ghubra started in 1990 as a day school for Indian expatriate children in Muscat, Oman. The motto of the school is Strive for the Best. In order to do so and get the best out of the students in the care of the school Value education is given great importance. It was decided […]View More Posted by Papri Gosh, Principal, Indian School Al Ghubra, Oman
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Keystone Academy, Beijing, is a new school that has been a contributing member of Global Connections since the school opened, in September 2014. Keystone describes itself as: a new world school, a new model of education in China. We identify ourselves as a world school, in contrast to being merely a national or an international […]View More Posted by Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School, Keystone Academy, China