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Global Scholars Academy Session I (Grades 9-12)

Monday, July 6, 2020 - Friday, July 10, 2020

Details

Start:
Monday, July 6, 2020
End:
Friday, July 10, 2020
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Website:
https://www.wachouston.org/studentsteachers/global-scholars-academy-houston

Organizer

International Education Department
Phone:
713-522-7811
Email:
edu@wachouston.org
Website:
wachouston.org

Other

Registration Check-in:
8:30
Program:
9:00

Venue

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
2500 East TC Jester Boulevard
Suite 350 Houston, TX 77008 United States
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About The Academy

The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston Global Scholars Academy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit Academy providing an opportunity for students, grades 7th – 12th, to develop interest and demonstrate expertise in understanding world cultures and international issues. Curriculum includes a globally-focused course of study, including classes, coursework, projects, extracurricular activities and visits to relevant outside organizations.

Sample Schedule

We’re excited to bring Greater Houston area students the best of international relations through small group seminars, interactive Q&A sessions and group learning and research projects.

Part I
9:00 A.M. Students arrive and check-in
9:30 A.M. Opening remarks and welcome to Academy
Student Introductions | Maryanne Maldonado, CEO & Felecia Chatman, Senior Education Manager
10:00 A.M. WACH presentation | WACH Staff
11:00 A.M. Short break & snack

11:10 A.M. Introduce presentation requirement and group assignments; WACH staff discussion for Friday presentation: presentation time, styles of presentation, being informative and persuasive | WACH Staff

11:25 A.M. Groups select Country | WACH Staff

  • 3-4 students per group
  • Groups select region to focus their presentation on
  • Groups develop essential research questions, build plan for remainder of week, and assign roles to group members
  • Groups begin preliminary research through online methods using WACH laptops
  • Groups announce topic to Academy students and plan of action for research; receive feedback from Academy participants, facilitator, WACH staff, and volunteers

11:45 A.M. Mentor Introductions and assignments | WACH Staff

Part II

12:00 P.M. Lunch 

1:00 P.M. Global History | TBA

2:00 P.M. Q & A between speaker and students | TBA

2:15 P.M. Research and Comparative Methods in International Affairs | TBA

3:00 P.M. Q & A between speaker and students | TBA

3:15 P.M. Work on Group Projects | WACH Mentors

4:50 P.M. Day 1 Reflection, Homework assignment and prepare for Day 2 | WACH Mentors

5:00 P.M. End Day 1!