International Education Week 2022

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International Education Week
 is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The Office of International Programs leads the event in cooperation with our five colleges.

Each year the Alamo Colleges participate in International Education Week in an effort to celebrate diversity, increase awareness of international learning experience benefits, and to continue advancing the mission of globalizing the Alamo Colleges.

Join us, as we bring internationalization home and build on the global competencies of our students and community.

 

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Events By Date
 
Mon. Nov. 14, 2022 Tues. Nov. 15, 2022 Wed. Nov. 16, 2022
Thurs. Nov. 17, 2022 Fri. Nov. 18, 2022

Monday, November 14, 2022

Learn About COIL
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
A presentation on COIL will be presented to faculty who are interested in creating a program within their department. Andrea Fuentes will cover her personal program that she experienced with Universidad Tecnologica Metroplolitana de Aduascalientes in Mexico. Refreshments will be provided.
Audience: Faculty and Staff
Location: PAC, Student Center Entrance
International Education Week Kick Off
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Welcome by Alejandra Bueno, International Programs Executive Director
Welcome, Xavier Urrutia, Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development
2022 Outstanding Efforts in Internationalization Awards
Study Abroad Summer 2022 Photo and Video Contest Awards
Remarks by Ruben Minutti Zanatta, San Antonio Mexican Consul
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ballet Florkloric Plateros, from Zacatecas, Mexico
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM
Lunch provided – Food Trucks Mr. Meximum
Location: 2222 N. Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78215, Cyber Café
Changing Behavior - Getting to Know Africa
Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Seminar presented by Keynote speaker Dr. Solomon Nfor, Associate Professor & President/CEO of PPFA FOUNDATION (ppfafoundation.org). A non-profit organization with focus on education, healthcare, and cultural assimilation in Cameroon (Africa) and the United States. Snacks and refreshments provided.
Audience: Open to all
Location: Turbon Student Center, Room 216, at SPC main campus - 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78203
Not able to attend in person? 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Writing Open Education Resources (OER) for Global
Learners
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Dr. Ranjan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages at Michigan State University (MSU). As a mentor for the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs), Dr. Ranjan works to harness the power of FLTA’s to write OER for a globally diverse audience. He has published and supervised the publication of five OER textbooks including: Hindi-Urdu, Basic Hindi 1, Basic Urdu, Basic Khmer, Basic Vietnamese and is in the process of publishing or supervising three additional OER books: Persian, Indonesian, and Khmer II. He was awarded the Open Educational Resources (OER) Leadership Award from the Associated Students of Michigan State University in 2021 and again in 2022.
Audience: Faculty and Staff
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Costa Rica 2023: Adventure Science Field Study Program
 
Time: 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
 
Information session about our summer 2023 field study adventure science program in Costa Rica. Information will be provided on what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and what our research station accommodations will entail. We will go over sea turtle research, as well as monkey, bat and crocodile research programs. Scholarship information will also be provided, as well as how to obtain money to travel.
Audience: Students and family members only
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PAC 12th Annual American Recycles Day Fashion Show-Watch Party!

 

 
Time:11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Each year, models show off their sustainable fashion picks at our ARD Fashion Show. Models will receive a $40 Goodwill gift card and will be asked to assemble one outfit based on the category of their choosing (Fantasy, Fiesta or Dia De Los Muertos) using the gift card and their pre-owned clothing. Fashion show was pre-recorded, but the watch party will be in-person at Palo Alto College. Food and refreshments will be available!
Audience: Open to all
Location: Palo Alto College, Performing Arts Lobby and Auditorium
Global Learning Micro-Workshop: Curriculum
Internationalization
 
Time:11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Learn how to infuse a global dimension into your curriculum to prepare students for success in today's interconnected world. Our primary goal is to increase global learning opportunities for students by guiding faculty in enhancing their curriculum with international, intercultural, and global dimensions. Faculty who successfully complete our Internationalization of Curriculum Workshop will be able to submit an application package to receive a Global Learning course designation and their students will be enrolled in our Alamo Global Student Distinction Program and be eligible to receive the corresponding Digital Badge throughout the Pathway Program.
Audience: Faculty only
Location: In-Person at SAC; NAHC - 218
Learning in Scotland and Ireland
 
Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
 
A presentation on Scotland and Ireland, presented by Brad Chandler. Mr. Chandler and a student will be presenting on his experience taking students to Scotland and Ireland. Scottish and Irish refreshments will be provided.
Audience: Open to all
Location:  PAC, Student Center Entrance
PAC 12th Annual American Recycles Day Fashion Show-Watch Party!
Time:1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Each year, models show off their sustainable fashion picks at our ARD Fashion Show. Models will receive a $40 Goodwill gift card and will be asked to assemble one outfit based on the category of their choosing (Fantasy, Fiesta or Dia De Los Muertos) using the gift card and their pre-owned clothing. Fashion show was pre-recorded, but the watch party will be in-person at Palo Alto College. Food and refreshments will be available!
Audience: Open to all
Location: Palo Alto College, Performing Arts Lobby and Auditorium
Alamo Global Digital Badges and Alamo Global Student Distinction; Navigating the AlamoExperience Path
 
Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
 
The Office of International Programs offers all Alamo Colleges students two unique opportunities to prove to future employers the acquisition of global competencies by participating in approved global learning experiences and completing a Canvas module. The Alamo Colleges District enhances students' global learning experiences through digital badges, a type of micro-credential earned by demonstrating competency in a marketable skill. The Alamo Global Student Distinction program offers you opportunities to earn recognition for your acquisition of global competencies in your official co-curricular transcript. Learn how you can participate in any qualifying international activity and start earning “miles” and badges now. Presented by: Sherrie Radicke, Coordinator for International Programs
Audience: Open to all
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A Look Into The Study Abroad Program: Ireland/Scotland
 
Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
 
NLC Student Alexis McKnight speaks on her experience participating in the summer 2022 study abroad program to Ireland and Scotland.
Audience: Students only
Location: Northeast Lakeview College, Brazos Student Union buildingg
Not able to attend in person?
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Everything Exchanges: Academic Portfolio Overview
 
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
 
Come and learn from the Exchanges team about all the exchange possibilities for Faculty and Students. We will discuss: traditional face to face exchanges, experiential learning exchanges, hybrid exchanges and virtual exchanges.

Audience: 
Open to all
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Spain Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Information Session
 
Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
 
Dr. Pilar Damron and Professor Lloyd Walsh, Faculty Leaders for the Alamo Colleges Spain Study Abroad Program, will present the opportunity to travel to Salamanca, Spain for summer 2023. Come learn about the opportunity to travel abroad and how to get funding to offset the program cost!
Audience: Open to all
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GENIE-MVP  COIL&GO Lesson Learned from Participation in Symbiosis
Time: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Alamo Colleges District and Veritas University participants from the COIL and GO Program will talk about their study abroad experience and projects from summer 2022.
Audience: Open to all
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An Adventure to Brazil
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
A presentation on Brazil will be presented by Dr. Alba DeLeon. Dr. DeLeon will be presenting on her experience taking students to study in Brazil. Brazilian refreshments will be provided. 
Audience: Open to all
Location: PAC, Student Center Entrance
Global Learning Micro-Workshop: Curriculum
Internationalization
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
 
Learn how to infuse a global dimension into your curriculum to prepare students for success in today's interconnected world. Our primary goal is to increase global learning opportunities for students by guiding faculty in enhancing their curriculum with international, intercultural and global dimensions. Faculty who successfully complete our Internationalization of Curriculum Workshop will be able to submit an application package to receive a Global Learning course designation and their students will be enrolled in our Alamo Global Student Distinction Program and be eligible to receive the corresponding Digital Badge throughout the Pathway Program.
Audience: Faculty only
Location:  SPC; SLC-128
Zoom: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97738097731 
Meeting ID: 977 3809 7731

 

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Project Management and Entrepreneurship Workshop
 
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
 
Inclusive workshop on internationalization/globalization dealing in project management and entrepreneurship. Workshop will be in conjunction with Lanier P-Tech programs and St. Philip's College student success, learning from Business Management, Construction Business Management, Entrepreneurship and P-Tech program faculty. 
Audience: Open to all
Location: St. Philip’s Colleges Martin Luther King Dr. 
Building: New Artemisia Bowden Excellence in Academia Building 
GENIE-MVP Sound and Movement for Peace Pre-Concert

 

 
Time: 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
A synergetic collaboration between Northwest Vista College and Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. This virtual performance is dedicated to our university partners: the Kharkiv University and the Ukrainian Tchaikovsky Academy of Music.
Audience: Open to all
Location: In person at Northwest Vista College - Manzanillo Room 206
GENIE-MVP Sound and Movement for Peace Concert
 
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
 
A synergetic collaboration between Northwest Vista College and Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. This virtual performance is dedicated to our university partners: the Kharkiv University and the Ukrainian Tchaikovsky Academy of Music.
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Study Abroad Promotion Day at PAC
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Samuel Evans, Lloyd Walsh, and Brad Chandler will set-up two Study Abroad Information tables in the PAC Student Center promoting Ireland-Scotland and Spain Study Abroad Programs during International Education Week. Refreshments and sweets will be offered as incentives for students to sign up as well as PAC Swag and a Grand Prize.
Audience: Open to all
Location: Palo Alto College, Student Center
Global Learning Micro-Workshop: Curriculum
Internationalizations
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Learn how to infuse a global dimension into your curriculum to prepare students for success in today’s interconnected world. Our primary goal is to increase global learning opportunities for students by guiding faculty in enhancing their curriculum with international, intercultural and global dimensions. Faculty who successfully complete our Internationalization of Curriculum Workshop will be able to submit an application package to receive a Global Learning course designation and their students will be enrolled in our Alamo Global Student Distinction Program and be eligible to receive the corresponding Digital Badge throughout the Pathway Program.
Audience: Faculty only
Location: NLC; NLIB 109
Zoom: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97738097731

Pedagogy of Care: Supporting International and Diverse Students
 
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
 
This session will provide strategies that aim to send the message that care is just as important for student success at all levels of education and in all learning environments.
Presented by: Dr. Lucinda Flores and Dr. Elizabeth Plummer.
Audience: Faculty only
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A Look Into The Study Abroad Program: Italy
 
Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
SAC Professor Rebecca Dietz speaks on the study abroad program to Italy
Audience: Open to all
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Friday, November 18, 2022

Crossing Borders: Using Foreign Policy Simulations Outside
the Political Science Classroom
 
Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
 
In this session, participants will explore how foreign policy case studies can be used to help broaden students’ global perspectives in disciplines outside of political science. Along with this, participants will access the Council on Foreign Relations to identify potential simulations and describe ways those simulations can be structured within their courses.
Audience:  Faculty and Staff
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International Education Week Closing
Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
To close International Education Week, Chancellor Mike Flores will be presenting our Global Learning/International Education Faculty Awards in recognition of their dedication and many accomplishments in the field of Global Learning. We would like to celebrate these accomplishments that translate into student opportunities and also recognize our partnership with Alamo Colleges’ Faculty Development Division. We are very grateful for your strategic and talented contributions.
Dr. Adelina Silva, Keynote Speaker
Lunch
Faculty Awards - Dr. Flores, Chancellor
Audience: Invite only
Location: 2222 N. Alamo St. San Antonio, Texas 78215, Broadway Room

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Photo Contest Winners

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People Category: Billie Alkema - Program: Costa Rica

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Places Category: Alexis McKnight - Program: Ireland/Scotland

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Artistic Category: Elizabeth Godsey - Program: Costa Rica

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