The Global Studies-21st Century Skills Committee (GS-21) began in 2006 under the auspices of MASS with the following purposes: enhance understanding and appreciation of global education/21st century skills for superintendents and other central office administrators; provide knowledge and enthusiasm among the members to support their leadership in global education/21st century skills; and influence policy in this area at the State level. Each year, GS-21 participants learn about global education/21st century skills through an anchor text, articles, and guest speakers. Additionally, some members travel to countries of educational interest and visit schools, ministries of education, and teacher preparation institutions. To date, GS-21 delegations have included (Helsinki-3 times), Stockholm, Berlin, London, Havana, and Warsaw/Krakow. A delegation is planned for October of 2018 to Iceland.
GS-21 meets seven Fridays (1-3 pm) throughout the year at the Mass. International Academy in Marlboro, beginning in October and concluding with a guest speaker at the May meeting.
The group is open to all MASS members and there is no registration. Contact Tony Bent at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.