Luncheon + Keynote: Leaving the American at the door: How international teaching experiences can impact your professional career and help develop leadership skills.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: PSU Ballroom East

Hybrid: Zoom Link

Abstract - This presentation takes the international travel and educational experiences of a U.S. born and educationally trained professional educator and explores the lessons learned while teaching in China and Costa Rica. This presentation will examine the preconceived notions of the educator and look at how and why adjustments were made in teaching and social interactions. This session will also explore the impact of international teaching expereinces on faculty professional and leadership development.

Key Take-Aways for Audience

  1. Global experiences can positively change your perspectives.
  2. An educational pedagogy that works in America may not work anywhere else.
  3. People are curious about you as much as you are about them.