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Title: Zooming Out for a Global View Global Issues Conference

Zooming Out for a Global View Global Issues
  • For Students Grades 6-12

2009 Information And Guidelines
Sponsored by the Office of International
Outreach, the European Union Center, the
George Bush Presidential Library the Academy
for Future International Leaders at Texas AM
Conference Information
  • Place Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
  • 1002 George Bush Drive West, College
  • Date Wednesday, May 6, 2009
  • Time 830-900 am Registration poster
    session set-up
  • 900 am Opening Session
  • 200 pm Tour the George Bush
    Presidential Library
  • Space Spots will be given to the first 250
    students to
  • submit projects
  • Note To be eligible to register, student(s)
  • must submit a global issues project either
  • or in teams of no more than 4 students.

Why Attend?
  • Gain knowledge about Global Issues!
  • Interact directly with Texas AM students,
    professors, and peers.
  • Excellent addition to scholarship applications.
  • Opportunity to visit one of the nations premier
    public schools and learn about Texas AM
  • Opportunity to meet international students.
  • Visit the George Bush Presidential Library
  • and Museum.

Tentative Conference Events
  • Exciting keynote guest speaker
  • Project displays and presentations
  • Breakout sessions with Texas AM students on
    important global issues
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Tour of Bush Presidential Library and
    introduction to Texas AM traditions
  • (A more detailed schedule will be provided when

Project Requirements
  • 1) Must pertain to a global issue that falls into
    one of the categories listed on the following
  • 2) Must include a written component
  • a) Several paragraph explaining the projects
  • relevance to a global issue.
  • Zoom out Explain the connection
    between the project topic and a global issue.
  • 3) Must include an original visual aide, ex
  • Poster board
  • Drawing
  • Video
  • Photography
  • 4) Must be must be mailed per directions
  • given on the Submitting Projects slides

Global Issues Categories
  • Geopolitics
  • The Influence of Geography on War, Security,
  • Economics
  • Imports/Exports, Treaties
  • Borders
  • Treaties, War, Communication
  • Human Capital
  • Education, Health, Population Growth, Obesity
  • Conservation
  • Natural Resources, Pollution, Climate Control,
  • Exploration
  • Energy, Space, Medicine, Invention

These are simply suggestions. Be creative and
take initiative with your ideas!
Online Resources
  • Visit these websites to get project ideas!
  • Global Treads 2025 A Transformed World
  • National Intelligence Council
  • http//www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_2025_project.html
  • Global Issues website
  • http//www.globalissues.org/
  • Globalizing Pre-Service Teachers Education
  • Showing Rising Powers The New Global Reality
  • http//www.stanleyfoundation.org/now-showingri
  • -the-new-global-reality.cfm
  • The Cyber Schoolbus United Nations
  • http//cyberschoolbus.un.org/

Submitting Projects
  • Three parts to the written submission
  • Registration forms (one per student)
  • Project submission forms (one per group)
  • Project discussion
  • Those with a multimedia visual aide should submit
    their presentation along with the written summary
  • Forms can be found on the website
  • http//worldroom.tamu.edu

Submitting Projects (cont.)
  • All projects must be mailed and postmarked by
    April 17th. Written projects should be printed
    off before they are sent, and multimedia projects
    should be burned to a disk and must function as
  • Projects must be submitted to
  • Global Issues Conference Project
    Submission Annenberg Presidential Conference
    Center Office of International Outreach
  • 1245 Texas AM University
  • College Station, TX 77843-1245

Poster Session
  • During the Conference, students will set up and
    display their projects using a display board and
    any other visual aides their project includes.
    Multimedia projects should be shown on a laptop
    computer (furnished by participants).
  • Display Boards
  • Science Fair style
  • Bullet points and large font are better than long
  • Board should look neat and professional
  • Information should be organized like a newspaper
    so the flow of the project is easy to follow
  • The title should be big and easy to read from
    across the room
  • A picture speaks a thousand words!
  • Recommend using a three panel display board
  • that unfolds to be approximately 36 inches tall
  • and 48 inches wide

Project Judging Guidelines
  • The projects will be judged by a panel of
    qualified Texas AM students and faculty based
  • Creativity/Originality
  • Global Insight
  • Relevance to an important Global Issue
  • Overall Quality

A note on plagiarism We take plagiarism
seriously. Make sure to give credit to all
resources you use in creating your project. Any
plagiarism found will result in disqualification
of the project and students involved will not be
allowed to attend.
Judging Rubric
  • The 5 criteria
  • The project ties to a specific global issue based
    on the paragraph provided by the author(s).
  • The project demonstrates creativity and
  • Quality of project in terms of research and
    presentation of data.
  • Quality of the project in terms of presentation
    and organization.
  • Quality of project in terms of presentation of
    grammar, language use and neatness.
  • Each criteria is given a score on a scale from
  • All judging takes place before the conference

Contact Information
  • For information and forms, visit
  • http//worldroom.tamu.edu
  • For questions specifically related to the
    project or
  • the events that will occur during the
  • itself, please direct emails to AFIL
  • Corene Sullivan and Lara Speights
  • zoomingout2009_at_gmail.com
  • For all other questions relating to the
  • Out for a Global View Conference, contact
  • International Outreach Education
  • Martha Green
  • mgreen_at_ipomail.tamu.edu
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