Creating and Sustaining Global Partnerships: How to Make Friends and Influence SDG’s at the iEARN Conference


Fay Stump


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Fay Stump

Fay Asfour Stump introduced iEARN to Winchester Public Schools in Virginia and lead two cohorts of teachers participating in the BRIDGE program.  After retiring as a library media specialist at John Handley High School, Fay continues to serve as an iEARN ambassador and one of the facilitators of the International Book Club and International Film Club projects. Fay resides in nearby West Virginia and is
honored to be the volunteer and local coordinator for this conference

Yoko Takagi

iEARN Japan

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Yoko Takagi

Yoko Takagi has been instrumental in the growth of iEARN in Japan.  She lives in Takatsuki, Osaka and facilitates the Machinto -- Hiroshima for Peace.  Yoko has attended all the iEARN conferences since 1996 and was recognized for her dedication to iEARN at last year's conference in Morocco, which she said would be her last one to attend.  We are delighted that Yoko changed her mind and is sharing her
experience and wisdom at #2018iEARN!

Jennifer Klein

Gimnasio Los Caobos

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Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein taught college and high school English and Spanish for 19 years, including five years in Central America and 11 years in all-girls education. In 2010, Jennifer left teaching to begin PRINCIPLED Learning Strategies, through which she provides professional development to support the integration of authentic student-driven global learning experiences in schools. Jennifer published her first book, The Global Education Guidebook: Humanizing K-12 Classrooms Worldwide through Equitable Partnerships, in June, 2017. In August, 2017, Jennifer became Head of School at Gimnasio Los Caobos, a project-based preK-12 school outside of Bogotá, Colombia.  

Session Details

Type: Roundtable

Location: Room 1308

Date: Tuesday

Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Session Description

At this round table discussion, we will discuss the various ways we have met global partners, what makes partnerships successful, ways to overcome obstacles that make sustaining partnerships challenging, and why it’s important to collaborate with global partners in teaching and achieving the SDG’s.

What will educators learn and be able to do at the end of the session?

1.  Create an atmosphere that encourages audience sharing.

2.  Lead “Inside Circle/Outside Circle” activity that results in attendees making a connection with a potential partner.

3.  Provide experience reflections on the following questions:

  • How can I connect with another teacher to engage our students in project collaboration?
  • What practices and strategies make global partnerships successful?
  • What are some obstacles in sustaining relationships and how can we overcome them?
  • Why should we teach the SDG’s together, rather than going solo?

4.  Provide Q&A time so that participants’ concerns can be addressed.

Session Resources

Creating and Sustaining Global Partnerships: How to Make Friends and Influence the SDG's
This is the slide program that Jennifer D. Klein, Yoko Takagi, and Fay Stump used as the basis of the round table discussion at the 2018 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit.