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Mark Schulte Speaks at Asia Society Conference

Event Date:

June 28, 2013 | 10:45 AM EDT TO 12:00 PM EDT
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Pulitzer Center Education Director Mark Schulte speaks at the Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning annual conference in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, June 28. His talk is entitled "Global Journalism: An Informational Text with Impact and Relevance."

"Global education can come alive with the help of beautifully told stories that shed light on societies and environments from the wandering Touareg of Mali to the wildcat gold miners of Peru to religious pilgrims aswirl in the gushing waters of the Ganges," wrote Schulte in an explanation of his talk, which will provide an overview of the Pulitzer Center model, highlight reporting and resources and explore potential integration methods. "Never about 'the other,' our distinctly human-centered approach to global reporting illuminates the ways our students' lives share the challenges and joys of those of their peers in faraway places. We'll share our resources, show how they've been used successfully in a variety of in-school and out-of-school settings, and brainstorm with attendees about ways we can help meet their specific needs. We have a nimble, flexible education program that reached more than 10,000 students from St. Louis to Berlin last year, from small yet intensive short-term media workshops to year-long inquiries into meta-issues like government, media, and corporate transparency and accountability on a global scale." The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

According to its website, the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference (PGL13) is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college. The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.

Friday, June 28
10:45 am
Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201