Orlando, Fla. – Cambridge International Examinations, a part of University of Cambridge [England], hosted a kickoff event for its Global Perspectives program in Orlando last week. The event featured a hands-on class practicum that allowed Florida principals and school administrators to experience Cambridge Global Perspectives in action. A group of students who are currently involved in Cambridge programs at Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne attended the event as well.
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to share the various aspects and benefits of our Global Perspectives program with Florida’s teachers and education professionals,” said Sherry Reach, Regional Manager, USA, Cambridge International Examinations based in Florida. “Through our program and its exceptional students, Florida’s school leaders were able to gain perspective through the lens of student’s research and Global Perspectives coursework, which was highlighted throughout the event.”
“The speakers stirred interest, enthusiasm, and collaboration and reaffirmed our confidence in Cambridge International Examinations programs,” said Janet Glancy, program coordinator for Naples High School in Collier County. “…students from Eau Gallie High School were inspiring as they described their Global Perspectives course and presented their findings thus far…I also appreciated the leadership and responsiveness of Cambridge International Examinations to the evolving needs of 21st Century students.”
Keynote speakers and admission experts, including John Barnhill, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment at Florida State University and Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University, discussed the vital skills that today’s leading universities are looking for and the benefits of advanced college preparation programs, such as Cambridge Global Perspectives.
Robert Monson, Director, Educational Policy Fellowship Program, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, demonstrated the connections between Cambridge Global Perspectives and the Common Core 11th and 12th grade standards.
Cambridge Global Perspectives website: www.cambridgegp.org
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Cambridge Global Perspectives places academic study in a practical, real-world context, to research and explore a range of issues challenging people across the globe. The program assesses generic skills relating to thinking critically and enquiry. The optional Research Report assesses some generic study skills at a high level, while also giving credit for advanced subject (and where appropriate interdisciplinary) knowledge and understanding, and argumentation. Learn more! Visitwww.cambridgegp.org.
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