NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 17, 2014) – Cambridge International Examinations, a part of University of Cambridge [England], hosted a kickoff event for its Global Perspectives program in New York on Dec. 18. The event featured a hands-on class practicum that enabled principals and school administrators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to experience Cambridge Global Perspectives in action. A group of students who are currently involved in Cambridge programs at Bronxville High School in Bronxville attended the event as well.
“We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to share the various aspects and benefits of our Global Perspectives program with teachers and education professionals throughout the Northeast,” said Ariel Foster, Regional Consultant, USA, Cambridge International Examinations based in New Jersey. “By presenting our program and its exceptional students, Northeast school leaders were able to gain perspective through the lens of students’ research and Global Perspectives coursework, which was highlighted throughout the event.”
Keynote speakers included Christina Reidel, Global Perspectives and Research Teacher at Bronxville High School in Bronxville, NY. Reidel, one of the teachers who piloted the Global Perspectives program in the Northeast, presented a lesson plan and discussed the program’s advantages, including better preparing students for success at college and beyond.
"Our kids were taking on a great deal of rigorous coursework in preparation for college, but they weren’t developing the full set of readiness skills we aimed to provide,” said Reidel. “Global Perspectives helps them achieve a higher level of learning by providing a structure that develops critical thinking and research skills, making them stronger candidates for universities.”
Admission experts Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid at Columbia University and Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admission at Massachusetts Institute of Technology also discussed the vital skills that today’s leading universities are looking for and the benefits of advanced college preparation programs, such as Cambridge Global Perspectives.Robert Monson, Director, Educational Policy Fellowship Program, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, demonstrated the connections between Cambridge Global Perspectives and the Common Core 11th and 12th grade standards.
Cambridge Global Perspectives website: www.cambridgegp.org
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Cambridge Global Perspectives places academic study in a practical, real-world context, to research and explore a range of issues challenging people across the globe. The program assesses generic skills relating to thinking critically and enquiry. The optional Research Report assesses some generic study skills at a high level, while also giving credit for advanced subject (and where appropriate interdisciplinary) knowledge and understanding, and argumentation.
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