Learning Community

The California International Studies Project promotes global education through high quality, standards-based, and interdisciplinary professional learning programs for educators in California. CISP collaborates with teachers, schools, districts, and education partners committed to developing global competence, which includes curiosity, creativity, empathy, integrity, and active citizenship, in PK-12 students.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Introduction to Teaching Social Justice in Your Classroom using PBL

October 5th, 5:00-8:00pm, Sonoma State University, Stevenson Hall 2065

Resource Workshop for K-12 Educators from All Disciplines

  • Identify resources for teaching empathy and global competence for social justice
  • Learn to use Teaching Tolerance Perspectives Resources to Design a Relevant, Standards-Aligned, PBL Unit
  • Identify social justice issues that affect your students and community

$10 (refreshments provided), $5 for student teachers

Register Here. Space Limited. https://sdsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5BJqvMbyhnfBJQx

Facilitator: Mary Bracken

ECO Literate - How Educators are Cultivating Emotional, Social and Ecological Intelligence

Virtual Book Club for K-12 Educators

Free copy of the book for the first 30 registrations! Register here https://sdsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BxFa6eASEV6IND

7-8:30pm on Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14

Reading Schedule: September 19, 2017: Section 1, Parts 1-2 / October 17, 2017: Section 1, Parts 3-4/ November 14, 2017: Section 2

Online Hangout or Call In: By computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/649384725 Phone: (571) 317-3112 : 649-384-725

Info Session: Student Action Projects + Local Showcases

Join representatives from World Savvy and experienced Teacher Leaders to learn about different pathways and professional learning communities, as you work toward bringing your students to a Festival, Summit or DIY Showcase!

World Savvy Festival Representatives

Maggie Front, Mill Valley Middle School Educator

Brooke Laundon, World Savvy Professional Learning Facilitator

One Planet Youth Summit Representative

Marika Ramsden, Credo High School Educator and One Planet Living/Bioregional North American Representative

DIY Showcase Representatives

Tara Kajtaniak, Fortuna High School Educator--> PLC Organizer for Global Youth Summit at Humboldt State

Judy Barcelon, Piner High School Educator and Outreach Coordinator--> Organizing a STEM Showcase at Piner High School


    • World Savvy Festival May 18th in SF, Oakland. To take this path, you need to register for the World Savvy Classrooms Program. All the dates and more information are on our shared calendar.
    • One Planet Youth Summit Late April (date TBD) in Rohnert Park, CA. One Planet Schools and Credo High School students organize this Youth Summit/Conference for teachers and students in and around the North Bay. Students present their learnings from One Planet-aligned action projects, and also gain new skills through hands on workshops with community organizations. Last year, there were 10 community organizations hosting workshops! Check out the One Planet Youth Summit Facebook Page for videos and more information. Marika Ramsden, One Planet Schools Director, hosts a monthly One Planet Educator's Network (OPEN) for educators who are interested in idea exchange leading up to the Youth Summit. Join and learn more on the facebook group page.
    • DIY Youth Summit or Showcase. Please contact mazzeo@sonoma.edu if you are interested in finding creative ways to host a showcase at your school or in your community. This path takes a lot of coordinating efforts, but it can be done! Last year, a teacher in Humboldt County, Tara Katjaniak, organized a regional Youth Summit in a span of a few months at Humboldt State. Read more about her experience at her blog: http://www.globaleducationguide.org/p/blog-page.html
  • Other Local Showcases in Sonoma County:

September 23rd Community Hike for Teaching for Sustainability Educators and Colleagues!

Location: Fairfield Osborne Preserve, Sonoma State University

10am-2pm, Agenda TBD

Register Here: https://sdsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPInK7x9duMWDMF