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International Education Week 2018

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of State. The Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office and International Affairs Office (IAO) are organizing several initiatives to celebrate the importance of cultural and global competency.

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Calendar of ED Events

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Panel Discussion: #CTEGlobalized
    Barnard Auditorium, ED Headquarters LBJ Building, Washington, DC
    RSVP by November 2 to:

    Join the U.S. Department of Education for a panel discussion focusing on global competencies and career and technical education in the lead-up to International Education Week 2018! Featuring Assistant Secretary Scott Stump (Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education), a senior official from USAID, and a special guest from the international diplomatic community.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD-ROM, please also email by November 2.

  • Monday, November 14, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Global Competencies for Career Success: A Mini Teacher Leadership Summit
    Barnard Auditorium, ED Headquarters LBJ Building, Washington, DC
    Teams must register by November 1 at:

  • This day-long workshop is designed to help educators incorporate global competencies into career, technical, and STEM education programs. Working in teams, participants will network with peers and have discussions with experts about global competencies in the context of career, technical, and STEM education. Groups will participate in targeted skills development sessions and collaborate to design viable action plans for school and community engagement to increase project success. By the end of the day, each team will have an action plan with clear project goals that they can take back to their local school districts and communities to garner support for global competencies education and training from key stakeholders.

    Free event. Certificate/credit offered upon completion.

    Teams of 2-5 members (teachers, school administrators, other stakeholders) may register for this event. Teams must include at least one current teacher.

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Collins at



Last Modified: 10/15/2018