Northeast Global Education Center

The mission of the Northeast Global Education Center at Salem State is to help educators bring a global perspective to schools within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The center provides programs, projects, workshops, pre-service and in-service training, resources, and consultation to administrators, teachers, librarians, and counselors as a means of promoting competence in international issues, cross-cultural awareness and content strands of the preK to 12 curriculum.

Services

As a member center of the Massachusetts Global Education Consortium, the Northeast Global Education Center at Salem State provides services to the northeast region of the Commonwealth.

Professional development programs, institutes, workshops, and seminar and lecture series

The Northeast Global Education Center offers a variety of programs that grant professional development points to Massachusetts educators. Workshops, lecture series, seminars, and institutes are posted in the consortium newsletter and on the center's web page, as well as through a membership mailing list.

Educators interested in being included on the mailing list for these events should contact the center's administrative assistant, Mary Jane Anderson.

Consultation to school-based programs

The Northeast Global Education Center is one of six resource centers of the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance. As an outreach program of the National Geographic Society, the center supports and infuses geographic education in the school curriculum from pre-K through grade 12.

Annual Teaching in a Changing World Lecture Series: Spring 2016

Building a Global Bookshelf with Giles Laroche

Giles Laroche, author and illustrator, returns to the Horace Mann Lab School Grades 3, for his annual presentation on his works and upcoming book, "Now You See Them- Now You Don't".

Place: Salem State University Ellison Center Underground Room

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00AM

Sponsor: Northeast Global Education Center at Salem State

Contact: Dr. Louise Swiniarski, lswiniarski@salemstate.edu

Funded: Massachusetts Global Education Consortium

Life Cycles, Heredity and Evolution

Prof. Anne Osbourn, Director of the Norwich Research Park Industrial Park Biotechnology and Bioenergy Alliance UK, and Dr. Jenni Rant, Project Manager of the SAW Trust at the John Innes Centre UK, present their internationally acclaimed STEAM project, Science Art and Writing (SAW) with topics from the Grade 3 Science Standards, “Life Cycles, Heredity and Evolution”.

Place: Horace Mann Laboratory School, Room 312

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Sponsor: Northeast Global Education Center at Salem State

Contact: Dr. Louise Swiniarski, lswiniarski@salemstate.edu

Saving Children?

Dr. Pam Jarvis of Leeds-Trinity University UK returns to Salem State University for her upcoming presentation, “Saving Children?” As a Chartered Psychologist and Education Faculty member, she will discuss the role of play in her campaign to save childhood. Educators and the community members are welcome.

Place: Sullivan Building, Room 200

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:30

Contact: Louise Swiniarski, lswiniarski@salemstate.edu

Funded: Massachusetts Global Education Consortium

The Northeast Global Education Center sponsors an illustrated presentation on Rockwell's art of New York, a World Class City. The Rockwell Museum Curator will engage children and teachers in the artist's views of New York as it involved into a global community.

Normal Rockwell's New York: A World Class City
Presenter: Thomas Daly, Norman Rockwell Museum
Grade 5/6, Saltonstall School on March 18 at 10:30
Funding: Massachusetts Global Education Consortium

Building a Global Bookshelf with Dr. Louise Swiniarski

Dr. Louise Swiniarski, Co-Director of the Northeast Global Education Center, will read Petr Horacek's Blue Penguin, a recent book from the UK on welcoming diversity in one community. Sponsored by N.G.E.C.'s 2016 Celebration of Teaching Global Literacy to Children in Grade Three.

Horace Mann Laboratory School, 312, Salem MA
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30 am
Louise Swiniarski, Director 978.542.6534
Funded by the Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education

Building a Global Bookshelf at Saltonstall School

Dr. Louise Swiniarski, Co-Director of the Northeast Global Education Center, will give a reading of The Old Man and the Mitten to the Kindergarten class for the Northeast Global Education Center's 2016 Celebration for Awareness of Teaching Global Literacy to Young Children.

Saltonstall School Kindergarten, Salem MA
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2 pm
Louise Swiniarski, Director 978.542.6534
Funded by Massachusetts Global Education Consortium

Building a Global Bookshelf with Giles Laroche

Giles Laroche, author and illustrator, returns to the Saltonstall School for his annual presentation on his works and upcoming book, "Now You See Them- Now You Don't," to grades 3 and 4.

Saltonstall School Auditorium, Salem MA
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Louise Swiniarski, Director 978.542.6534
Sponsored by Northeast Global Education Center
Funded by Massachusetts Global Education Consortium

The Northeast Global Education Center at Salem State University offers the following program on Contemporary Issues in Central Europe on the following topics beginning January 2016.

January 9: Holocaust in Central Europe
February 6: Bulgarian Culture and Contemporary Conditions
March 3: Poland, Ukraine and Russia: The Contemporary State of Affairs
April 2: The Physical Geography of Central Europe
May 7: The Syrian Migration through Europe
Jun 4: The Political Geography of Central Europe

24 PDPs will be given to those who attend all sessions at Salem State University in Meier Hall, Room 342, 9 am to 1 pm. Open to all, geared to teachers of grades 5-8.

Informative lectures, support material from lecture topics, hands-on lessons, and raffle prizes!

To register, please e-mail manderson@salemstate.edu or mail:

Dr. Richard T. Anderson
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Be sure to include your name, home address, e-mail address, school phone, home/cell, school name, and grade you teach.

Funding by the Massachusetts Global Education Consortium at Framingham State University.

Past Events

Annual Teaching in a Changing World Series and Celebrations

This year’s lecture series promotes world citizenship through reflective professional practice and life skills development for world citizenship.  It is designed for educators, teachers, counselors and administrators, but all interested community members are welcome.

Building a Global Bookshelf

The Northeast Global Education Center’s Building a Global Shelf Project endorses the United Nations Literacy for All campaign by presenting international children's books that promote cultural sensitivity and appreciation of the world’s literature to elementary school children. For the 2015 Northeast Global Education Center’s Series, an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator combines talents with Salem State faculty to develop global literacy in local schools. Funded by the Massachusetts Global Education Consortium at Framingham State.

Louise B. Swiniarski, Co-Director of the Northeast Global Education Center
978.542.6534