Student Think Tank

Design the next iteration for global learning

In collaboration with Fernando M. Reimers, Envoys is proud to co-host the 2020 Think Tank on Global Education, with special sessions set for innovative students to take part in designing, testing, and iterating new ways to meet the objectives of global education.


2020 will likely mark the most trying moment in a generation not only for our global society but also for the instruction and application of international education for millions of students worldwide.

However, the skills, attitudes, and dispositions taught in global education have never been more valuable: resiliency, cooperation, critical thinking, and empathy. This conference brings together a wide network of students from around the world to discuss

Now more than ever, we are witnessing the necessity for educational programming that develops the capacity and disposition to understand and take action on issues of global significance.

Program Details

Over the course of 6 hours, you will join a cohort of students from around the world, gaining inspiration from expert speakers and engaging together in a virtual collaboration.

Teams of students joining this think tank will be directly engaged in developing new programming ideas and possibilities for global education, to be compiled into a companion workbook for Dr. Reimers’ recent publication Educating Students to Improve the World.

Regular registration for the May 30th conference has closed. Limited spots are available–please click above to inquire and be put on the mailing list for future sessions.

To facilitate teams of students from the same school, costs are set as follows

$250 : 1 participant

$450: 2 participants

$600: 3 participants

Conference Sessions

Sessions will run according to the following schedule (ET)
May 30th
9:00AM to 12:00 PM
12:30PM to 3:30 PM

We meet virtually and discuss our unique communities and backgrounds, setting the stage for the sessions to come. We create usable norms to aid our processes for collaborative work, and make visible our respective learning goals.

We test out a series lesson and activity designs created by the educators, providing a mixture of warm and cool feedback. We then engage in a ‘remix’ session, editing existing materials to rapidly produce new creative works that expand on the strengths and invite new possibilities.

Following a ‘jigsaw’ methodology, participants break into groups to re-examine how their separate innovations are set up for success (or failure) according to cultural, psychological, institutional, professional, or political dimensions. Returning together, each group discusses how to adapt and expand on their designs in order to best ensure lasting change.

Each team shares their work, noting both the results and crystallizing the lessons learned along the way.

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