Celebrate International Education Week November 17-21, 2003

October 29, 2003

The U.S. Departments of Education and State have jointly proclaimed November 17-21 as International Education Week 2003. As West Virginians endeavor to meet the demands of the twenty-first century, our school systems must ensure that students are prepared to live in a diverse society and succeed in a global economy. For students, international education means learning about the history, geography, literature and arts of other cultures and the importance of learning a second language.  

In support of this challenge, State Schools Superintendent David Stewart is encouraging every school in West Virginia to observe International Education Week throughout their schools and classrooms. The attached document outlines several suggestions and activities that can be easily implemented during the International Education Week to broaden students understanding of the world in which we live. WORD DOCUMENT  

The West Virginia Department of Education encourages all schools to provide a brief summary of your commemoration activities. To report your school’s activities for International Education Week, please complete the on-line form at the WVDE website http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/internationalweek.html . The first twenty schools to submit an on-line summary of activities will receive a complimentary software program useful in international education. Thank you for your participation. Anyone with any questions or comments should direct them to Amelia Davis Courts at aadavis@access.k12.wv.us or Debbie Harki at dharki@access.k12.wv.us.  


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