Late Winter 2018
Volume 6, Number 2
Please send examples of global learning in Seattle's international schools or exciting international opportunities for students and teachers to

In This Issue

  • Visitors from Southern Africa
  • Community Meetings
  • March 8 Teacher Workshop
  • March 10 World Languages Fair
  • Get Global Youth Conference
  • CIEE Scholarships
  • Host Families Needed
  • Summer Language Camps
  • Building Democratic Classrooms
  • Teachers for Global Classrooms
  • Be a CIEE Program Leader
  • East Asia Summer Institutes
  • Chief Sealth in Japan
  • Chief Sealth and Concord
  • MacDonald Teacher Honored
  • Global Education Fair
  • Empatico
  • Primary Source Courses
  • Summer Interpretation Class
  • Student Study Abroad Guide

Student Global Learning Opportunities

AFS Global Prep (2-3 week summer program)
Application due April 1

One World Now Summer Language Camp
July 9-27

Seattle Language and Culture Institute
July 23 - August 3

For a full list of student travel opportunities, click here.

Teacher Travel Opportunities

For a list of funded teacher travel opportunities, click here.


Global Talk Archives



Please subscribe to Global Talk to receive updates on travel opportunities for students and teachers. Many of the programs are fully funded!

The Global Talk e-newsletter is sent out monthly during the school year. You can also find up-to-date information about travel opportunities on the CSIHS Global Programs web page.

Southern African Undergraduates Visit Chief Sealth and Ingraham

Students at Ingraham and Chief Sealth met with visiting undergraduates from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in early February. They talked about a range of topics, including education, youth activism, and international perspectives on U.S. politics. The visiting students were part of the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement, hosted by FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students), a non-profit organization based at the University of Washington. The program began with a week in Washington DC and New Orleans, followed by four weeks in Seattle. While here, international participants studied the history of civic engagement and social change in the United States, and participated in volunteer and service activities, leadership workshops, and cultural and educational excursions.

Intl/DLI Task Force Community Meetings in March

There will be three Community Meetings in March to share the results from the Intl/DLI Task Force, as well as the Intl/DLI Program Review Final Report.

Tuesday March 12, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm at Hamilton International Middle School
1610 N 41st St, Seattle, WA 98103 
Download Flyer in English | Spanish

Tuesday March 13, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm at Denny International Middle School 
2601 SW Kenyon St, Seattle, WA 98106 
Download Flyer in English | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese 

Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm at Mercer International Middle School  
1600 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 
Download Flyer in English | Chinese | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Global Classroom Workshop March 8

Global Classroom: Media Literacy, Fake News, and a Free Press
March 8 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Global Classroom, alongside partner programs, for an evening dedicated to Media Literacy and the rights and responsibilities of a free press at The Seattle Times. The program will begin with a discussion for educators on Media Literacy hosted by Linda Kennedy, founder and director of LK Media. Ms. Kennedy is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in print and broadcast media. She is also a member of the Northwest Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, and has been educating on the topic for over 15 years.
The Council will then welcome a panel of journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa selected by the State Department for the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. Each year, more than 75 journalists from around the world are brought to the United States to explore the ideal of media freedom and U.S. efforts to maintain and encourage such freedom of expression through the program. Educators will join community members for this program, and will have an opportunity to engage in Q/A with the journalists after a moderated discussion.
The full workshop is $30.00, including light food and free clock hours. Please note that clock hours will only be provided to attendees who stay for the entire program.

Click here to register. 

Happy National Foreign Language Week! World Languages Fair: March 10

Seattle World Languages Fair: Languages Lead Us on a Path to Understanding Other Cultures*

Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Seattle World School 1700 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Information session for families, students, community members, and educators about World Language offerings in Seattle, World Language Credit TestingSeal of BiliteracyDual Language Immersion, Community-Based Organizations, refreshments, and more. 

Download the Flyer in English 
Amharic | Chinese | Oromo | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

*theme of National Foreign Language Week March 4-10, 2018. Download the poster.

Get Global Youth Conference April 21

Student-planned and student-led, the OWN Get Global Youth Conference is designed to empower youth and young social entrepreneurs to take action on important global issues.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: UW Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle WA
Cost: FREE!
Student and group registration opens on March 1, 2018 

OneWorld Now! students present dynamic workshops and inspiring “OWN Talks” to foster meaningful and intentional dialogue about the intersection of social justice issues, global issues, and the role of youth. OWN Get Global will also feature a global fashion and talent show. Lunch includes cuisine from around the world. This event is for high school students and is one of few conferences in the nation that is organized and facilitated exclusively by high school youth! Student workshops will fall under the following categories:
  • Climate Change
  • Consumption and Consumerism
  • Global Health
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Population and Carrying Capacity
  • Poverty
  • Universal Quality Education
For questions about the fair, call the OneWorld Now! office at 206-223-7703.

CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships Awarded for Summer Travel

Nearly 150 students in the district started applications for 2018 CIEE High School Summer Abroad Programs. Of these, CIEE received 3 completed Global Navigator Scholarship applications from Chief Sealth International High School and 7 completed applications from Ingraham.

The Global Navigator Scholarship program has so far culminated in over $115,000 in scholarships awarded to nearly 30 students, including $11,100 to 2 Chief Sealth students and $22,960 to 7 Ingraham students, to study abroad this coming summer. In total, 20 students from Seattle Public Schools District accepted Global Navigator awards, culminating in $83,060 in accepted scholarship awards. Several more students submitted applications for the 2nd round in February. For more information about the CIEE Global Navigator Scholarship Program, click here.  

Host An International Student This Summer

The World Affairs Council is seeking globally-minded volunteer families and individuals in Seattle to provide a short two-week homestay for high school Youth Leaders from Mexico and Iraq this summer. This is a wonderful and unique volunteer opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world and to share a little of our own Pacific Northwest culture!

Host one or two students from the following programs:
  • Mexican Youth Leaders: July 17-29
  • Iraqi Youth Leaders: August 5-19
About the Youth Participants:
  • They speak English and are juniors and seniors in high school. 
  • They will participate in a daily program M-F organized by the World Affairs Council  with the evenings and weekends open to spend time with their host families. 
  • They can take public transportation to the daily meeting spot at the World Affairs Council office downtown.
  • They will be provided lunch M-F, bus passes, and cell phones. 
  • They have been awarded highly competitive and fully-funded scholarships sponsored by the State Department based on their leadership abilities and academic performance.  
About Hosting:
  • This is a volunteer opportunity.
  • A private room with an individual bed and most meals are required. 
  • Hosts can provide a homestay for one or two guests. Visitors of the same gender can share a room, but they must have individual beds.
  • Homes located in Seattle or with easy access to public transportation are preferred.
  • The World Affairs Council will provide group airport transportation to and from a downtown location and 24-hour staff support.
  • Interested hosts must complete all application requirements. 
Apply now to host a student this summer. 
Questions? Email the International Visitor Program.

Summer Language Camps - Apply Now!

One World Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp: Learn Arabic, Chinese or Korean

This language and culture camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, students will learn basic communicative writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills in classes taught using immersion methodology.  The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arabic-, Korean- and Chinese-speaking world, as well as the leadership skills that will enable them to become local youth leaders with a global perspective. Students will learn through classroom activities, guest speakers, music, and field trips. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

July 9th to July 27th, 2018
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Franklin High School
3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98144

Instructional Time
  • 30 hours per week, 90 hours total
  • Students can earn 0.5 world language credits on their high school transcript.
Program Cost
There is a $25 registration fee that should be paid within one week of completing the application. OneWorld Now! will send an invoice to the email listed in your application. Due to support from STARTALK, there are no other fees or deposits to attend this camp; all meals, snacks and supplies will be provided.

Application Deadline
  • Thursday, June 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply now!
  • Admission will be offered to 17 students for each language.

Seattle Language and Culture Institute
The Seattle Language and Culture Institute is an opportunity for middle and high school students to take part in a two-week global experience (July 23-August 3) on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. The SLCI is a powerful way for students to build cultural competency, practice communication and diplomacy skills, make friends from around the world, and become not just global citizens, but global leaders.
Global Leadership class participants will take part in morning sessions focused on leadership, international awareness, and cross cultural topics. English Language class participants will spend the morning in interactive classes focused on speaking and listening skills. Afternoon excursions bring both groups together to inspire sharing and cultural exchange while enjoying Seattle and the Puget Sound region.
In addition to daily activities, students will also take part in a two-day, one-night camp experience from Thursday, July 26-Friday, July 27 and visit Mount Rainier with international participants.
As part of a cohort of young people from around the world learning alongside one another, students in the Seattle Language and Culture Institute will develop deep cultural awareness, global perspective, and enduring friendships with other youth around the world.

Click here for more information.

Summer Institute: Preparing Global Citizens through Democratic Classroom Leadership

Preparing Global Citizens Through Democratic Classroom Leadership Summer Institute
Aug 6-10  or  Aug 13-17 in Seattle  
Facilitator Chris Fontana, with 30 years of education experience, teaches educators to create learning communities in which students feel authentically connected to one another. Gain hands-on leadership strategies to:
  • Develop capable students into “other-centered” leaders.
  • Empower struggling students to overcome withdrawal or habitual power struggles with adults. 
The investment of leadership yields tangible returns in:
  • more content time.
  • less classroom behavioral management.   
Democratic classroom leadership:
  • Provides teachers the skills to develop students’ 21st Century Skills—Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical thinking.
  • Gives students a voice, shows them that they matter, and their unique gifts are cultivated.
  • Reduces teacher burnout by shifting the ownership of behavior and academic success to the students.
  • Helps grade-hungry students to seek value in EQ, not just IQ.
  • Cultivates engaged citizens in the classroom and beyond.
More information is on the Full Circle website.

Teachers for Global Classrooms - Apply Now!

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a year-long fellowship that provides elementary, middle, and high school teachers in the United States with the opportunity to gain a global perspective and become leaders in the field of global education through an international travel experience.

The year-long program includes a free online training course and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a collaborative Global Education Symposium. It culminates with a 2-to-3 week international trip to connect and share knowledge with local teachers and host schools. Past trip destinations have included Brazil, Morocco, and India.

All applications must be submitted by March 13, 2018 (8:59 pm PST). ​Click here to learn more.

CIEE Program Leaders Wanted

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is looking for experienced and enthusiastic teachers, counselors, and coaches to lead our high school students through their summer study abroad experiences around the world. Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs are three to four weeks long and operated by CIEE Study Centers in one of 36 international locations. These programs give curious, motivated high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture, to learn and practice a world language, to develop self-awareness and leadership skills, and to conduct field research in a subject of interest.
General Requirements:
  • Language & Culture Program Leaders must be full-time high school world language teachers
  • Intermediate proficiency or higher in the language of the host country
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the host country
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communication skills
  • Experience working with high school students in a leadership position
  • Experience creating positive and inclusive group dynamics amongst students from diverse backgrounds
Click here for more information.

East Asia Summer Institutes in Seattle

The East Asia Resource Center invites educators from across the country to apply to its 2018 residential summer institutes. Both week-long institutes will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle in July.
Episodes in East Asian History
An NCTA seminar for teachers of all grade levels
July 16 - 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Fri)

Seminar leader: Melanie King, Art History faculty at Seattle Central College 
Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History will consider key moments in the history of East Asia as told through visual and literary responses by artists and writers of the time.
Please refer to the application for additional details and eligibility requirements. 
Discover how to find and evaluate books on East Asia for your classroom
An NCTA seminar for teachers of grades 2-8
July 23 - 27, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m (Fri)​

Seminar leader: Mary Roberts with guest segments led by authors, librarians and EARC master teacher, Oralee Kramer 
Hear from authors, librarians and fellow teachers and make children’s and young adult books on East Asia a part of your teaching tool kit.   
Please refer to the application for additional details and eligibility requirements.

Chief Sealth International HS Students Travel to Japan.

Over mid-winter break, Chief Sealth International High School’s Mr. Hansell and Mr. Glover took 20 students who study Japanese at Sealth on a trip to Japan. The trip was part of the Japanese government’s Kakehashi program, which aims to create bridges between students in Japan and the US by fully funding educational trips. The students got to travel to Japan completely free of charge. 
Kakehashi students from Japan have been visiting Chief Sealth for the past 3 years, so the program decided it was now Sealth’s turn to go to Japan. They flew into Tokyo and spent one day there before flying to Okinawa where they spent most of the trip. They learned the ancient history of Okinawa, visited the museum of the Battle of Okinawa in WWII where they listened to a talk from a survivor, visited Kyuyo High School, whose students visited Chief Sealth in October of 2017, and stayed with families of the students there.

Chief Sealth and Concord in the News

From Seattle Public Schools District News:

On a rainy January morning, Montserrat Delavigne's fourth-fifth grade class at Concord International Elementary School listens with quiet anticipation as their teacher explains the next activity. The classroom hums with excitement as they see their classroom guests arrive—the Global Leadership students from Chief Sealth International High School.
Global Leadership is an accredited high school course focused on student leadership development, global issues and service learning. Throughout the one-semester course, students tackle complex global issues in their classroom discussions and then push themselves to develop leadership skills through the adopt-a-class project. It is taught at several Seattle high schools, but Chief Sealth is unique because it offers the language immersion component.

To read the full article, click here

MacDonald International Teacher Honored as Symetra Hero in the Classroom

MacDonald International Teacher Jennifer Morris was one of 16 K-12 teachers in the Puget Sound region to be recognized as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom in 2017. She was surprised with the award in front of students in December received $2,000 for classroom materials. Morris teaches 3rd grade math, science, and social studies in the MacDonald dual language program. To read more about her award, click here

Virtual Global Education Fair March 19

Come find out about tools, services, projects and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning! Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. This online event is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration around the globe while supporting initiatives that focus on cultural awareness, global citizenship, and equity and diversity in education.

Click here to register.

Connect 7-11 year-old students to the world. 

Empatico, an initiative of The KIND Foundation, is in the early stages of creating a free tool for teachers to connect their students to classrooms around the world using seamless video conferencing technology. Activities are standards-based and designed to promote meaningful interactions and positive perceptions. As students learn together, they explore their similarities and differences with curiosity and kindness and develop practical communication and leadership skills.

Learn more on the Empatico website

Online Summer Institutes from Primary Source

Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture and Music
Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Critical thinking; Fostering creativity & innovation; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity 

Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery
Especially for educators of grades 8-12
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Evaluating quantitative evidence; ICT literacy; Developing empathy 

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools
Especially for educators of grades K-5
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools
Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 

For a full menu of courses, click here

Summer School Opportunity for Bilingual Students

There is a great opportunity this summer for students who are highly proficient in a language other than English to learn interpretation skills. The free class will take place at the Seattle World School. The application deadline is June 15. See the Skills Center website for registration info. 

Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
.5 CTE credit
July 9- Aug 3 (11:30-4:15 pm, M-F)
Presents an introduction to translation and interpretation including basic principles, procedures, and techniques; a portrait of the work duties of the various types of translators and interpreters; and theoretical foundations for translation and interpretation.

Student Study Abroad Guide

Do you know a high school student who is considering studying broad. Share this online guide with them. It provides full introduction to study abroad: popular destinations for U.S. students, different types of program offerings, how to prepare for travel, and tips on budgeting and paying for a study abroad experience.

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