6th Biennial North Carolina Summit on United States/China Education

Join Go Global NC, the Confucius Institute at NC State University, Public Schools of North Carolina (State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction), and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation for the 6th Biennial North Carolina Summit on United States/China Education. Our 2018 theme is “Community Focused Partnerships: Harnessing Intercultural Competence.”

The tremendous growth of Chinese language and cultural understanding in North Carolina over the past decade has contributed to real, tangible gains for the state’s economy. This year’s North Carolina Summit on US/China Education will showcase representatives from the education, government and business sectors that demonstrate the importance of global education and public policies that set the conditions for these important relationships to thrive.

This event is recommended for North Carolina K-12 and university educators as well as business, community and policy leaders who have an interest in the benefits of Chinese language and cultural education on North Carolina’s economy.

Agenda

Time Session Location Presenters
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration/Check In
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB Dr. Rick Van Sant, Executive Director, Go Global NC
Greetings from NC State University
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
  • Dr. Bailian Li, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement, NC State University
  • Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz, Dean for College of Education, NC State University
9:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Preparing Students Today for the Global Workforce of Tomorrow
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
  • Moderator: Dr. Rick Van Sant, Executive Director, Go Global NC
  • Moderator: Dr. Rick Van Sant, Executive Director, Go Global NC
  • Kathleen Henry, Economic Development Manager, Wake County Economic Development (WCED)
  • Delynda Ramirez-Carter, Senior Administrator, K-12 World Languages, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)
  • Sheri Golden Perry, Senior Administrator, Global Schools Collaborative Network and IB Programmes, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break
Flood Gallery
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Statewide Efforts for Global Opportunities
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
  • Moderator: Dr. Meredith Henderson, Senior Director of Programs, Go Global NC
  • Rebecca Nicholson, Vice President, Environmental Engineering and Economics Division, RTI International
  • Ann Marie Gunter, World Languages Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI)
  • Glenn Reed, Principal, Dixon Elementary School, Onslow County Schools
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Story of Triangle Tyre: Bringing 800 jobs to Edgecombe County
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
  • Moderator: Anna Dunaway, Director, Confucius Institute
  • Oppie Jordan, Vice President, Carolinas Gateway Partnership
  • Dr. Dewey Clark, President, NC Wesleyan
  • Evan Stone, Vice President, Economic Development at Cary Chamber of Commerce
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Performance by Stough Magnet Elementary School Students
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
2:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Keynote
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB The Honorable Elaine F. Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Call to Action
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB
  • Tricia Willoughby, NC State Board of Education Member
  • Freebird McKinney, NC Teacher of the Year, Social Studies Teacher, Walter M. Williams High School, Alamance-Burlington School System
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Wachovia Innovation Hall AB Dr. Rick Van Sant, Executive Director, Go Global NC

Organizing Committee