Higher Education Partners
We’re actively seeking new partnerships with institutions of higher education — including but not limited to the following offerings:
Offer the Global Competence Certificate
Launched by World Savvy in 2014, the Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the premier, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. The GCC program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their teaching practice and preparing their students for the complex reality beyond the classroom.
World Savvy is currently seeking higher education partners to deliver the GCC – please contact us for more information.
Host a Pop-Up Design Challenge
We work with University partners in various locations to host Design Challenges, or Knowledge-to-Action (K2A) pop-ups. K2A pop-ups are one-day design challenges for middle and high school students to come together and create ideas for making change in their community. At a K2A pop-up, youth participants will work in groups to explore, interview, brainstorm, and build action around a question addressing an issue in their community. Interested in bringing a Design Challenge to your campus?
“Their learning model is amazing in that it brings together students with an authentic, meaningful topic that they choose themselves. It’s where they can engage without the fear of grades. They’re focused on what matters to them and to their local community, and collaborate without having a teacher over their shoulders.”
Nils Jaekel, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, ESL/World Language Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Universities in Minnesota
We have worked with Hamline University, Macalester College, and University of Saint Thomas to host our Minnesota World Savvy Festivals.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Students from across East Tennessee gathered at The University Tennessee, Knoxville this year for a pop-up design challenge. UT Knoxville has also hosted Teacher Institutes with World Savvy.
Mills College in Oakland, CA
We work with Mills College to host our Bay Area World Savvy Festival.