University of Cambridge

Cambridge International Examinations to launch Global Perspectives program to schools in Florida

09/12/2013

Cambridge International Examinations, a part of University of Cambridge [England], today announced plans to host a kickoff event for its Global Perspectives program in Orlando on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. The event will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Cambridge created the program to support schools and students in the development of core research, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills essential for success at college and beyond. This event will give principals and educators the chance to experience Cambridge Global Perspectives and the benefits it can bring to their students. 

Focused on transforming student learning in Florida’s schools through a global curriculum and innovative assessment methods, Cambridge Global Perspectives takes college preparation to the next level, honing crucial research and thinking skills that lead to success in higher education.

“More than 100 schools across Florida are currently taking advantage of the world class programs offered by Cambridge International Examinations,” said Sherry Reach, Regional Manager, USA, Cambridge International Examinations based in Florida. “Our Global Perspectives program allows students to engage in interactive and stimulating material, preparing them to be very strong candidates for the world’s top universities and research institutions.”

Reach added, “The Global Perspectives program provides a structured approach to achieve the outcomes defined in the Common Core State Standards, which are now being implemented across the United States. Using methods suggested by Common Core, this program helps students develop a deeper understanding of global topics from multiple perspectives and to evaluate arguments, research issues, and arrive at well-reasoned, and evidence-based conclusions.”

The free event will feature a hands-on practicum that allows principals and school administrators to experience Cambridge Global Perspectives in action. Keynote speakers and admission experts, including John Barnhill, Assistant Vice President for Enrolment at Florida State University and Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University, will discuss the essential skills that today’s leading universities look for in potential students and the benefits of advanced college preparation programs. Robert Monson, Director, Educational Policy Fellowship Program, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, will demonstrate connections of Cambridge Global Perspectives with the Common Core 11th and 12th grade standards. For more information and to reserve your free place, visit the links below.

Cambridge Global Perspectives is one of a range of programs for 5 to 19 year olds offered by Cambridge International Examinations, including Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level.

Reserve your free tickets: http://cambridgegp.org/join-our-event/

Cambridge Global Perspectives website: www.cambridgegp.org

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Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

Cambridge Global Perspectives

Cambridge Global Perspectives places academic study in a practical, real-world context, to research and explore a range of issues challenging people across the globe. The program assesses generic skills relating to thinking critically and enquiry. The optional Research Report assesses some generic study skills at a high level, while also giving credit for advanced subject (and where appropriate interdisciplinary) knowledge and understanding, and argumentation. Learn more! Visit www.cambridgegp.org

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide as evidence of academic ability and is taught by over 2600 schools worldwide.

Cambridge International AS and A Level

Cambridge International AS and A Level, typically for learners aged 16 to 19, is regarded as a passport to success in education, university and employment. It is taken by thousands of learners every year who gain places at leading universities worldwide and is accepted by over 450 US universities including Harvard, Yale, MIT and Stanford.

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Adele Williams

Cambridge International Examinations

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Email: williams.adele@cie.org.uk

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