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 XXIII Global Connections Seminar will be hosted in three of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse cities: Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, from April 14 - 21, 2024. This year’s focus is to examine education through a multicultural lens – a dynamic platform for educators from around the world to come together and explore the role of cultural pluralism in shaping modern education.
Friday, March 26, 2021
On the morning of March 26th the Global Connections community joined for a conversation with Simona Baciu and Dr. Gilda Scarfe on Teacher and Student wellbeing. We discussed what makes a good wellbeing program in a school, the need for an evidence based framework and a wellbeing plan based on such framework. We also talked […]View More
Friday, February 26, 2021
By, Simona Baciu President & Founder Transylvania College Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for those already suffering from mental illness. Teachers around the world have been challenged to reinvent themselves and find new ways of engaging with their students while keeping them […]View More
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Greetings, GC Community Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School of Keystone Academy, China, shares with us a couple of articles that he wrote for “In The Loop”, the Keystone Academy Newsletter. We hope you all enjoy them. _______________________________________________________________________ On Tuesday, November 10, I was privileged to participate with others in a 90-minute Zoom conversation with Michael […]View More
Monday, December 10, 2018
Kurt Hahn was a German-born educator who lived from 1886 to 1974. Hahn founded many schools, and schools’ organizations. The Round Square association of schools worldwide, of which Keystone is a committed member, is dedicated to the memory and the educational philosophy of Kurt Hahn. This article presents Kurt Hahn’s five essential qualities as well […]View More Posted by Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School, Keystone Academy, China
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