Gibbs Educator Participates in Japan Society’s Global Conference in NYC

In May, Ms. Vicki Stroud Gonterman, International Studies Specialist at Gibbs International Magnet School, received a select invitation to participate in the Third Annual Going Global: International Student Social Networking Conference for Educators organized by the Japan Society.  Gonterman, one of only ten US-based educators invited, attended the three day conference, August 7-9 in New York, with educators from Japan and Pakistan. The all-expenses paid conference was sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Toshiba International Foundation.  The U.S.-Japan Foundation submitted Gonterman’s name for inclusion in the conference as she was their 2006 Elgin Heinz Humanities Educator of the Year.   

Gonterman now has a Japanese “Kamishibai” lesson published online with the Japan Society on their educator’s website!  Click here to view the lesson.  Also, as a result of participation in the conference, Gonterman is currently establishing a new partnership with an international elementary school in Japan.
Click here for information about global networking opportunities available through the Japan Society.

Photo: Gonterman is sitting on the far right of the first table with educators from Japan and Pakistan.