Asia Society Texas Center

Houston Global Teaching Dialogue for K-12 Educators

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 – Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

08:00 AM – 03:00 PM

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The U.S. Department of State and Asia Society Texas Center are pleased to offer a Houston Global Teaching Dialogue professional development workshop and information sessions for area K-12 educators. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness and increase connectivity between educators, community schools, local institutions, and nonprofit organizations that focus on global education.

From 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the U.S. Department of State will feature a panel of teacher alumni and breakout sessions led by alumni who have taken part in exchange programs abroad and returned home with renewed enthusiasm and techniques for incorporating global education in their classrooms. Alumni will represent the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, and the Teachers of Critical Languages Program.
Breakout sessions will include: Building Global Competency Through Strong Partnerships and Building a Culture of Global Education at Your Campus.

From noon until 3:00 p.m., Asia Society Texas Center will offer a separate professional development workshop, which will include a series of breakout and information sessions geared towards K-12 educators interested in bringing global education into their classrooms.
Breakout sessions will include: Student Leadership and Diplomacy, Connecting with Local Organizations that Support Global Education, and Educational Resources from Consulates General in Houston. 

Teachers and school and district leaders from urban, suburban, and rural public, private, and charter schools are invited to register, as well as nonprofit organizations, university students and faculty, community group representatives, and museum educators.

The event is free of charge, but registration is required (which will allow for participation in both the morning and afternoon activities). Parking vouchers will be provided for registered attendees. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.


8:00 a.m. Coffee in Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall
8:30 a.m. Opening and Panel Presentation in the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater
10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions in the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions in the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m. Asia Society Global Classrooms Presentation
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions in the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
2:30 p.m. Door Prizes and Closing in the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater

Please note that Asia Society Texas Center is offering educators a certificate for 6 hours of continuing education credit for taking part in the morning and afternoon activities.

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The morning sessions are made possible by an award sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.

Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center, including that for the afternoon workshop, comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding is also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free; registration is required

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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