Beyond the Book: Education for the Next Generation

Ryan Berba, Teacher, Vernon Hills High School ; Katie Gallegos, Teacher, Walter Payton College Prep; Lydia Kurkjian, Teacher, Back of the Yards College Prep; Rebecca Orr, Teacher, DePaul College Prep. Moderated by Rachael Mizuno.

Beyond the Book: Education for the Next Generation

The number of American passport holders has doubled in the last decade as globalization has impacted our businesses, homes, and increasingly – our classrooms. Students today are exposed to more global ideas than any of the proceeding generations, be it through social media, art, or their classmates. How do we provide the next generation with the understanding of interconnectedness to thrive in an economically and digitally linked world?

The inaugural class of Koldyke Global Teachers traveled to Thailand, Australia, and throughout Europe to deepen their knowledge of global education models and bring cross-cultural experiences back to their classrooms. The Koldyke Global Teachers Program was generously established by Patricia Blunt and Martin J. Koldyke in 2016 and invests in the professional development of Chicago-area high school teachers. Join the teachers as they share stories and best practices for guiding future global citizens here in Chicago.

Learn more about the Koldyke Global Teachers Program

Speaker Bio


5:30 p.m.       

6:00 p.m.       
Discussion and Q&A

7:15 p.m.