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Get Ahead with Global Learning

Thursday December 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presented by Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director; Emily Liebtag, Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, VIF International Education; and Suzanne Finch, fourth grade teacher at Hopewell Elementary School in Trinity, NC, a P21 Exemplar School
Sponsored by P21


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Can going global be a successful school turnaround strategy and set schools on the path to 21st century learning? You bet!

Find out how building a globally focused, student-centered engagement strategy combined with a global curriculum, a technology enabled environment and a robust professional learning community, can result in impactful student outcomes for schools eager for a turnaround strategy that engages the entire learning community. The webinar was led by P21’s Executive Director Helen Soule, with insights and on-the-ground perspectives from North Carolina’s leading educators.

Webinar viewers will:

  • Discover new resources for K12 global competencies
  • Learn about engaging both students and teachers with a globally-focused curriculum
  • Embed global perspectives, language, and ideas into every facet of the learning day
  • Find out how to boost student achievement
  • Explore building a learning community outside the school walls

Target audience: K-12 School and instructional leaders.

Join the Partners in 21st Century Learning community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.


helen soule p21Dr. Helen Soulé is the P21 Executive Director and a lifelong educator with P-16 leadership experience at the local, state and national level. She is the executive Director of P21. Soulé previously served as chief of staff to the assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education, and as Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom. A frequent presenter on 21st century learning, she is a founding SETDA member and recipient of numerous awards, including Mississippi Educational Computing Association’s Technology Educator of the Year.



Emily LiebtagEmily Liebtag, Ed.D., is Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design at VIF International Education. Emily helps create educational and professional development resources focused on global education, inquiry-based learning and 21st-century skills. She is particularly passionate about exploring effective teacher preparation practices and global competence development in U.S. teachers and students. Emily taught second grade in Durham Public Schools in North Carolina. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from the University of Virginia.
suzanne finchSuzanne Finch is a fourth grade teacher at Hopewell Elementary School in Trinity, North Carolina, a P21 national exemplar school. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Elon University in 2001, where she was a North Carolina Teaching Fellows recipient. In 2007, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Master’s of Education with an emphasis in K-12 Literacy. After receiving this degree, she earned her National Board Certification and now mentors potential candidates. She is the chairperson of the Multicultural and Global Awareness Committee, where she collaborates with teachers about ways of incorporating global and 21st century topics into all curricular areas.




A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.



P21’s mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.



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