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Chadwick International School is a PK-12 independent coeducational day school in the Songdo, South Korea. The sister school of Chadwick in Palos Verdes, California, our community remains true to founder Margaret Chadwick’s guiding principles, blending them with the dynamic culture and vision of a 21st Century campus and a global student body. Chadwick International School emphasizes academic excellence, learning through discovery, and development of character, as represented by our five core values: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Compassion and Honesty.
The Global Education Benchmarking Group (GEBG) was founded in 2008 to collect data to assess outcomes and practices in order to create nationwide standard for global education, both on and off campus. The GEBG has more than 80 member schools collaborating, sharing data and best practices for global education program development. Our mission is: 1) To identify best practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members, and 2)To promote the development of global citizens in independent schools and beyond through global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support.
Global Weeks is a company started in 2011 for the purpose of advancing the field of global experiential education. We work with schools, organizations, and individuals who wish to develop global visions, goals, programs and connections, both in their home communities and around the world. Building on over 30 years of experience in teaching, leadership, advising, service learning and program design, as well as community connections in more than 30 countries, Global Weekes help others expand their thinking and practice.
Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) is a non-profit organization that was started by independent school educators in Chicago in 2001. Since that time we have developed a range of programs that build leadership and global citizenship for students and teachers. The mission of Global Youth Leadership Institute is "to deliver transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care and that help students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world." We do this by creating unique programs in which participants connect with themselves, others, the earth, and their local community. We work students, teachers, schools, government agencies, and other NGOs to help communities develop and achieve their educational goals in global education.
The Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN) is an international learning laboratory and networking opportunity through which independent school experiential educators and administrators can share their program challenges and successes, learn of and from model programs, and explore the developing role of experiential practices within our educational communities. Experiential education encompasses a host of different initiatives in each of our schools including outdoor/adventure education, sustainability initiatives, global education/travel, service learning, and leadership development.
Launched in 2000, TakingITGlobal ( hosts an online multilingual community of youth from around the world who use social networking to create positive global change. Young leaders logging in to TIG inspire each other to make a difference, learn about issues that matter, and find opportunities to constructively channel their energy and ideas into action. With a growing membership of over 412,000 individuals in every country of the world, the TIG site reached over 5 million people last year alone. TIG’s mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.
The mission of World Leadership School is to empower young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems. We do this by helping K-12 schools make the shift towards 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. In our “whole school” approach, we work with students on life vision and action. We work with teachers on teaching vision, pedagogy and practice. And we work with administrators on school vision and strategy.