International Education Week Recap

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November 23, 2020

Global Education





Thank You for a Wonderful #IEW2020!



International Education Week Recap


International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of State is part of the effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.


As part of the national IEW, NCDPI celebrated the benefits of global education in North Carolina the week of November 16 - 20, 2020.  View the recap of IEW events and resources below.


Resource Roundup

To celebrate International Education Week, several Global Education resources were shared leading up to #IEW2020. To explore resources shared in previous weeks, view the listserv messages below:


State Board of Education Proclamation

At the November 5, 2020 State Board of Education meeting, Ms. Camnitz  joyfully read the International Education Week proclamation announcing:


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the North Carolina State Board of Education does hereby proclaim November 16 - 20, 2020, as International Education Week in North Carolina and that Board members direct the Secretary to the State Board of Education to enter a copy of this proclamation into the official minutes of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

This proclamation highlights that:

  • Global education remains a priority focus in the NCSBE’s strategic plan;

  • All students are encouraged to engage in a globally-collaborative society; 

  • SBE partnerships ensure students and educators opportunities to interact with international communication and technology 

The proclamation kicked off International Education Week 2020.  Listen to the proclamation.


Student Showcase

The NC IEW Student Showcase provided students an opportunity to share their interests and understanding of global issues, global learning, and cultural awareness through various projects, presentations, or work samples. NCDPI acknowledged NC students and educators studying global education in the digital age.  View the showcases below:


Celebrating Global Education in North Carolina Webinar

Listen to a featured Global Education webinar from NCDPI, Go Global NC, and World View! During this session, participants were provided with an overview of global programs and initiatives that are making an impact in North Carolina. Participants also learned about NCDPI Global-Ready recognitions and programs from select state partners that foster global awareness. View the recording below.


UNC, Duke, NCDPI Webinar Series

This week-long professional development webinar series focused on content and resources related to specific world regions. Sessions addressed the complexity of challenges faced in the world, introduced issues from multiple viewpoints, and illustrated solutionary thinking. Webinar topics included:

  • Understanding Racism in the Arab World and Beyond
  • Sanctuary from the Border to the Classroom
  • Arts, Advocacy, & Africanist Action: Locally-Led Human Rights Organizing in East Africa
  • Social Justice in China
  • Social Justice through the Arts: Social Justice through the Arts: Reimagining the Berlin Wall

For webinar recordings, view this document.  Recordings will be made available for sessions where speakers consented.  


Teachers who completed the attendance survey at the end of each program will earn 1.5 hours for each webinar attended. An additional 4.5 hours may be earned by performing one of the optional extension activities. Supplemental activities must be completed and submitted by January 10, 2021. For more information about earning extra professional development hours connected to this series, please see this shared folder. All teachers will receive a certificate noting hours of attendance in January 2021.


UNC Centers are available to support your global education journey and hope you join future programs. Please visit their websites to stay in touch:

African Studies Center
Carolina Asia Center

Center for European Studies

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies