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Global Learning Summit 2024

Engaged Learning to Lead for Change

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and UW-Madison's Wisconsin International Resource Consortium invite Global Scholars Program students and educators to join us, virtually, on Saturday, April 13 for shared learning and planning for action.

April 13, 2024 (Virtual Event)


  • 9:00 - 12:00 

    Global Scholars Program Coordinators and Colleagues 

    Global Scholars Program implementation and growth goals will be the focus of 

    the morning agenda. The Stevens Initiative will facilitate a session on planning, or expanding, global learning opportunities through virtual exchange. Coordinators will be invited to share practices, resources, 

    and ideas to support the development of global competence within your school communities. Discussion will include language programming, career-connections, virtual exchange, and partnerships for global learning. Participating educators will receive a text to support leadership development for global learning. Join us for a day of collaboration, inspiration, and learning!

  • 12:30-3:30   

    High School Global Scholars with Program Coordinators and Colleagues Global learning often leads to global engagement and service. The Summit will begin with Lori DiPrete Brown,  Director of Global Health and Human Ecology (UW-Madison) who will share her journey of learning and leading for change. The following panelists will offer diverse experiences with service, inquiry, and civic engagement.

    • Ella Zelena - Current Peace Corps volunteer in Indonesia

    • Nada Elmikashifi - WI Legislative Staffer, Grassroots Organizer, and Political Activist
    • Audrey Thibert - Award-Winning Student Jounralist (UW-Madison)

Students will explore the benefits of global learning through virtual exchange and study abroad programs with The Stevens Initiative, CIEE, and UW-Madison Study Abroad program representatives. 

After time for reflection, students will set goals for sustained global learning and actions to address issues that matter to them.


Teacher registration is open through Tuesday, April 9. Click here to register through Eventbrite. Global Scholars Program Coordinators will receive information on how to register high school participants who will be accompanied by a supervising teacher.