Sharing the FVS Global Experience With International Educators
Two FVS students shared their perspective on the School's global program during the online Global Education Conference.
On Nov. 18, Fountain Valley School of Colorado students Azaria Segall '16 and Isabella Nuñez '17 presented a session entitled "Why Develop a Student-Run Global Affairs Forum?" at the Global Education Conference (GEC).
GEC is a yearly online global conference for educators and organizations to share information about global education. FVS Library Technology Educator Toni Olivieri-Barton and Director of Global Education Susan Carrese coordinated the session.
Segall and Nuñez's session was attended by teachers from Guam, Australia and the United States. To listen to the session, visit the Blackboard site.
The Global Affairs Forum at FVS consists of about 25 students who meet biweekly over lunch to discuss current events in an open and informal setting. Topics are student generated and sometimes include guest speakers. The forum was started in 2010 to spark student interest in global issues and to support the Global Scholar Diploma, one of FVS's signature programs. Segall and Nuñez are this year's club presidents.
"Any type of daily activity that you do to make you think globally ... or any type of experience that broadens your views globally is an experience you should take," Segall said during the presentation.
Both Segall and Nuñez have traveled internationally—Segall visited China over the summer, and Nuñez spent time in Peru last year as part of the Round Square program at FVS.