The CTWAC awards a student or group of students with the Global Engagement Award at its annual Luminary Award Gala.
Nominations are due Friday, March 1, 2019
>>Download the Global Engagement Award letter and nomination form (PDF)
PURPOSE: The award affirms the CTWAC’s commitment to global education by recognizing extraordinary high school students who individually, or in groups, address issues of pressing global concern by taking knowledge they learned in the classroom into the world—whether they have invented something, found a new approach to address a global issue, or engaged in an engineering team that worked on an issue of pressing global concern.
ELIGIBILITY: As individuals or in groups, students in grades 9 – 12 may be nominated by a teacher, administrator, or an adult from their community, for a project that demonstrates the student’s or students’ global knowledge and engagement. Projects must have been designed and implemented within the past two years (i.e., since January 2017).
CRITERIA: Projects nominated should give evidence of students’ ability to:
- Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment
- Think critically and creatively to create a solution, solve a problem, explore, or discover for the betterment of the world
- Address one or more Sustainable Development Goals
PROCESS: The CTWAC asks teachers, administrators, or adults in the community to identify and recognize students in their communities who have been engaged in global projects by nominating them for this award. Have students in your district participated in a global service project, partnered with students from other countries on global issues, or worked on capstone projects on global topics? These are just a few examples of the kinds of projects worthy of nomination.
The Global Engagement Award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the World Affairs Council’s annual Luminary Event on May 9, 2019. (Attendance at this event is required. The students’ mentors will also be recognized at this event.)
QUESTIONS: Contact Nicole Struth, Education Director, Connecticut World Affairs Council: 860-2416118 or email@example.com.
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