Online Course for Educators:

Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild

4-Week Professional Development Online Course

Start Date: November 8, 2022

This 4-week online course for educators will help you confront a world that is changing at an increasingly quickening pace, to think critically about the way we communicate, find information, learn, and work in these changing times.

COVID has underlined the fact that it’s time for educators to skill up, adapt to a new world and re-imagine a new possibility. With this online professional development course, you’ll leave with fresh ideas, ready to reshape your educator practices, schools, communities and educational systems.

Educating in today’s world can be quite overwhelming. “What will be important for your students to know, value and be able to do in a future that’s hard to visualize?” These questions underpin our 4-week journey through this online course for educators, which will bring together educational leaders, pioneers, and practitioners from around the world.

 

Who should take this online course?

Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators, as well as anyone who considers themselves to be an ‘innovator’ in the field of education, or wishes to become one. Researchers, policy-makers and educational project coordinators are also a perfect fit for this 4-week online course.

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Flexible schedule and compelling content

With an average of 4-8 hours of work per week, this online course is made for your busy schedule: Includes videos, live webinars, articles and forums for discussions.

Week 1: Educating in a Fast Changing World

Week 2: Pedagogies for the 21st Century

Week 3: Education for Global Citizenship and Social Justice

Week 4: The Future of Education

PAST PARTICIPANTS SAY:

This course allowed opportunities for team building, critical thinking, problem solving, cultural competence, and the practice of authentic leadership skills to define a vision and reach common objectives. I left feeling inspired and more passionate about driving durable changes at the local level and with a global reach!

– Alba Diaz/ University Professor

This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with dynamic individuals from all over the world and brainstorm about ways to improve and reinvent education in the 21st century. I’ve taken away new techniques and ideas that I can implement immediately with my own university students.

– Kristen Palana/ Graphic Designer at UNICEF

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Naita Chialvo facilitates the online course Educating in Changing Times. She brings an emergent approach to the art of teaching and facilitation, honoring the beginner’s mind with each learning opportunity, community and course.  Equipped with an intersectional Master’s in Peace Education from the United Nations established University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica, professional Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD’s Singapore campus, she brings a joy-centered approach to learning and leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s in Economics, minor in Asian American Studies from UCLA, Leadership Certificate from the UCLA Center for Asian American Studies.

She is an experienced global leader at the intersection of education-for-change, youth-for-change, women-led empowerment building, and the community-led development sector, deeply committed to lasting transformative change, and large-scale mobilization initiatives to improve opportunities for global south communities and communities at the margins. She meditates on systems and frameworks for expanding education as the equalizer for improving the wellbeing of global communities with a nuanced and curiosity filled approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for social justice worldwide. Her deep lived experiences as a refugee from Laos/Thailand, as the daughter of a Mien shaman, and as a global leaders with experiences spanning APAC and the Americas region with Rural Education and Development Global (READ Global), Stanford’s Teacher Education Program, The Asia Foundation, WorldTeach and UPeace helps to bring humility and appreciation for multiple ways of seeing the world we live in, and also a heart-filled vision to transform for possibilities future generations of right living with plants, people and our home planet.

The course is an online course, including videos, live webinars, articles and forums for discussions. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Week 1: Educating in a Fast Changing World

Week 2: Pedagogies for the 21st Century

Week 3: Education for Global Citizenship and Social Justice

Week 4: The Future of Education

In this course, you will:

  • Examine the challenges facing educators in light of changes in society, information flows, advancing technologies, and more;
  • Be ready to respond creatively and proactively to the challenges and opportunities of today’s world;
  • Leave prepared to implement design thinking as a methodology, and have garnered experience applying it in the field of education;
  • Cultivate a global network of changemakers to refer to during the course and into the future.

Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators – as well as anyone who considers themselves to be an ‘innovator’ in the field of education, or wishes to become one – including researchers, policy-makers, administrators and educational project coordinators.  All will be encouraged to define their education challenge from their own perspective so as to best benefit from this course.

This is a 4-week online course starting on November 8, 2022.

$595 tuition rate. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Enroll with someone else and each will receive a 10% discount.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org , or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Course Design: The course was created by Mohit Mukherjee, Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Mr. Mukherjee has lived and worked in three continents (ten countries) holding leadership roles in the private sector, in nonprofit organizations, and universities. He is the Director of UPEACE’s Centre for Executive Education, which he founded in 2006.

Mohit earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002. He currently resides in Florida.

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