Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be At Home in the World
By Homa Sabet Tavangar
Note: Events for parents revolve generally around the topic of 'Growing Up Global' and raising or educating global citizens, as well as topics like: Tapping the Wisdom of the Ages and Sages to Inspire Effective Parenting; and Tiger Mother' Meets 'Race to Nowhere': How To Raise Children Who Will Thrive Amidst Flux, Globalization, and High Demands
Winter-Spring 2012: Thanks to the tremendous response from schools, companies, non-profit organizations and small groups around the country, this schedules does not reflect final updates. I apologize for not including a detailed speaking calendar here, but please do not hesitate to contact me, for anything from a keynote to a no-charge Skype conversation with your group, directly via email@example.com. Many thanks! Below is a sampling of early 2012 events:
January 24-25: Junior Model UN keynote to several hundred middle schoolers from multiple schools; Philadelphia Museum of Art World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Student Diplomat program
February 15: Inter-religious council presentation: Tips on talking to kids about Interfaith.
February 17: IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms Symposium Washington DC
February: Private home book talk and book signing.
March 1: KISU Idaho Public Radio. Listen to the podcast here.
March 5: Loudon County, VA. Presentations to K-5 students and teachers. PM presentation to parents.
March 7: New York City independent school: Presentation to all faculty and staff.
March 8-10: Newsweek/The Daily Beast Women in the World Summit Delegate
March 31: World Brooklyn, keynote speaker “Ideas for Raising Citizens of Tomorrow.” Tickets here.
April 11: University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education GlobalEd Guest Lecture, Houston Hall, 5:30 – 8 pm
April 28: TEDxNYED
Fall 2011: Various events, including Family Day and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Event Speaker at the Newseum in Washington, DC., Various Schools across the U.S., Foreign Language panel in NYC, and professional conferences.
Events in earlier 2011 :
January 12: United Nations International School – Parents Association event
January 20: I Love Authors Blog Radio show
January 24 + 31: World Affairs Council of Greater Philadelphia Education Event for Middle Schoolers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
January 27: Princeton Women’s Network event
February 10: Greater Boston Business Network event, co-hosted by Primary Source
February 24: Princeton Women's Network
March 5: TEDxNYED Presentation
March 9: United Nations International School Parents Association presentation
March 10-12: The Daily Beast - Women in the World Summit, NYC
March 12: Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Educational Conference
March 13: West Chester (PA) United Methodist Church presentation
March 18: Middle States Regional Conference for the Social Studies: "Growing Up Global: Creating Learning Experiences that Challenge, Inspire, and Respond to a Changing World." Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 19: Wegman's Market Malvern (PA), In-store presentation and book-signing, with special program for Girl Scout and Brownie Troops
March 30: “Heard In Rye” (NY) Speaker Series, 7:30 pm free and open to the public
April 6: Right Steps pre-school sneak preview reception and Growing Up Global book signing. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1535 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA. April 9: Family Open House 12-4 pm
April 12: Professional staff development workshop
April 26: Elementary Parents' Talk + Booksigning: Tiger Mother Meets Race to Nowhere: How to Raise Children Who Will Thrive Amidst Flux, Globalization and High Demands
May 4: Mom's organization presentation
May 22: HOBY Youth Leadership Conference Closing Speaker, Temple University, www.hoby.org
June 22: Library kick-off speaker for "One World, Many Stories" theme (Paoli, PA)
July 7-9: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Conference
2010 Events (**If you are interested in any of these events or in the area, contact homa@growingupglobal to find out if you can attend, or if you would like to schedule an additional event right before or after the scheduled program.)
Frisco, TX (friscoisd.org) presentations to parents, middle schoolers, teacher workshops
Wilmington, DE, Fortune 50 Corporation: "Growing Up a Global Workforce"
Boston MA: School presentation and teacher training
Malvern, PA, Fortune 50 Corporation: "Growing Up a Global Workforce"
Charlotte, NC, Fortune 50 Corporation: "Growing Up a Global Workforce"
Washington, DC Public Schools
November 9, 2010
TEDxKids@TheHill, Ottawa, Canada
International Montessori Schools PA
University of Pennsylvania program for Teachers
Earlier 2010 Events
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Easttown Library & Information Center
720 First Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312
Glencoe, IL Public Library, January 25, 7 pm.
Chicago Public Schools + Executive's Club of Chicago Women's Leadership Breakfast
Green Acre Baha’i School
Sunday, January 31
Barnes & Noble
45 Gosling Road
Newington, NH 03801
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Growing Up Global - Celebrating Diversity
Radnor Public Library
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Saturday, February 20
Girls Leadership Conference - Theme: "Growing Up Global" – Co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and the Women’s Resource Center. Location: Radnor (PA) Middle School
Sunday, February 21
Chester County Book & Music Company
975 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380