Reimagining International Education: The Annual CLLC

On March 25-26, Virginia International University’s School of Education will host their annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC).

CLLC aims to identify and facilitate dialogue focused on the three correlated areas of language, learning, and culture. While conference themes vary each year, 2016 will be dedicated to reimagining international education and how educators can shape the advances emerging from changing technologies.

Three plenary speakers will be addressing the conference in hopes of engaging dialogue that will reimagine educational access and communities and inspire curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.

Front-running the conversation on leading change, Beverly Shaklee, EdD, will be discussing internationalizing teacher education across content domains. Shaklee is currently the director for the Center for International Education (CIE), and she most recently co-authored Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United States.

Brock Brady, currently a programming and training education specialist for the US Peace Corps and former president of the TESOL International Association, will talk about working across pedagogies in EFL environments. Specifically, he will address realistic expectations, goals, roles, and strategies for teaching and learning.

Lastly, Guilbert C. Hentschke, PhD, will lead a discussion regarding higher education in today’s global context. Hentschke is synchronously executive advisor, Parthenon-EY, and Stoops Dean and Cooper Chair Emeritus at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. His research, advising, and writing focuses on issues of finance and governance of public, non-profit, and for-profit education organizations.

Across two days, CLLC will celebrate diversity of thought, practice, and research in regards to education organizations on Virginia International University’s main campus in Fairfax, Virginia. To register for the event, visit http://cllc.viu.edu/content/registration.

For further information on the CLLC, please contact Kevin Martin at kevin@viu.edu.

If you are interested in volunteering at the conference, please visit our volunteers page at http://cllc.viu.edu/content/volunteering and contact Rebecca Sachs at rsachs@viu.edu.

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