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How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico

Your Name and Title: Chelsea Donaldson, Senior Research Associate


School or Organization Name: Empatico.org


Co-Presenter Name(s): Angela Jo, Travis Hardy


Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New York, NY, United States


Language in Which You Will Present: English


Target Audience(s): Teachers (particularly with students ages 8-10), Administrators, After-school educators, Instructional coaches, Tech Integration coaches


Short Session Description (one line): How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This session applies insights from child development research to guide educators in helping students navigate differences across cultures and backgrounds in our increasingly interconnected world.


The following topics will be covered:

-How to prepare students for successful intercultural experiences in the classroom

-How to establish a supportive environment for students as they build meaningful relationships with others

-How to promote crucial skills for global competency, such as perspective-taking, respectful communication, and cooperative groupwork


The talk will be led by Chelsea Donaldson, Senior Research Associate at Empatico, which is a new free online tool that connects teachers around the world for their students to virtually meet and interact. All activities on Empatico.org are designed with the research insights and learnings that will be shared in this discussion. To learn more about Empatico, visit empatico.org.

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