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Conference Agenda

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Caitlin Haugen, Education Program Specialist, Peace Corps

Caitlin Haugen is an international educator passionate about developing global competence in K-16 learners and beyond. Currently, she leads the World Wise Schools programs at the Peace Corps. Previously she worked for the University of Maryland, and the nonprofit organization Global Teacher Education. She has worked as a classroom teacher, a teacher trainer in the Peace Corps in Uganda and Thailand, and a professor.She holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Drake University, a Master’s degree from the International Training and Education Program (ITEP) at American University, and a PhD in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland.

Agenda (all time EST)

1:00-1:15 Welcome

1:15-2:20 Break Out Session I

How in the World Can My Students Learn About International Agriculture? - Dr. Susan Seal, Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences, Mississippi State University

Transatlantic Partnerships: Agricultural education in Austria and Wisconsin -Mr. Keith Gundlach, Agriscience Teacher, Randolph - Cambria - Friesland High School, Randolph, WI

Developing Global Experiences for a Secondary Program - Mr. Pat Henne &Ms. Megan Merrill, Agriscience Teachers, Springport High School, Springport, MI

Bringing the World Into Your Classroom: The VIF Learn Program - Ms. Shelley Armour, Agriscience Teacher, Southwest Edgecombe High School, Pinetops, NC

Providing Global Learning Opportunities Through Food and Indigeneity: Perspectives from Faculty and Students - Dr. Filiberto Penados and Mr. Mark Chatarpal, CELA Belize


2:20-2:30- Conference Break. Enjoy your snacks!


2:30-2:45- Vendor Lightening Talks. What is in the box?


2:45-3:30 Keynote - Dr. Caitlin Haugen
"Curating Partnerships in Developing Global Competence: 
The task of  21st Century K-20 Educators"


3:30-3:40 Conference Break - Try on your shirt!



3:40-4:45 Break Out Session II

Sweet Progress: The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Agricultural Education - Vincent Cosgrove, Executive Director, Sweet Progress

Global 4-H Positive Youth Development: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities- Dr. Kirk Astroth, Specialist and Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona

Local and Global Engagement Using the Culture-Centered Approach - Ms. Emily Urban, M.S. student & Dr. Abigail Borron, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Georgia

Driving Development: Agricultural Education in Belize - Mr. Gaspari Cordova, Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Agricultural Education Officer, Belize Ministry of Education

Top 5 Reasons Pre-Service Teachers Should Go Global - Ms. Kayla Hack and Ms. Olivia Murphy Sweet, Agricultural & Extension Education majors, Pennsylvania State University


4:45-5:00 Closing Challenge   

5:10-5:45 Conference “After Party”