Tennessee Global Scholars Certificate Program 2019-2020

Modified March 27, 2020

Deadline Extended to May 31, 2020

The Program

Each year high school students in the Tennessee World Affairs Council area are invited to participate in the Global Studies Certificate (GSC) Program.

The program is designed for students to accumulate points toward becoming Tennessee Global Scholars. A minimum of 100 points are required to qualify for the certificate which is presented at a World Affairs Council program toward the end of the school year or provided to the host school for presentation. Students need not appear at a WAC program to qualify to have a certificate issued.

The program is designed for students in any setting to complete enough elements to qualify.

Many of the activities that can be used to accumulate towards completion are Tennessee World Affairs Council programs (i.e. Academic WorldQuest, Weekly Quiz, etc.), however, other activities can be used. For example, the worksheet includes activities under the Sister Cities of Nashville and simulations like the Model United Nations that quality for credit.

***NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRAM POINTS

In late March the World Affairs Council will pivot from live in-person programs to video webinars.  GSC students can earn 10 or 15 points per webinar. If you participate in the webinar live or view it in the archive (with parents’ certification) you will earn 10 points. If you participate in the webinar live or view it in the archive AND write a 100 word summary about it you earn 15 points.

Here are the webinars the TNWAC will provide:

Tennessee World Affairs Council Digital Programs

“Global Dialogue: International Affairs Speakers Program”

These international affairs speaker programs are being launched in March 2020 to replace in-person community speaker programs. GDs will feature specialists from near and far who will address the Covid-19 pandemic but also the ongoing issues and hot topics in global affairs. GDs will be evening live webinars – once or twice a month — that are interactive and, like our in-person programs, provide you the opportunity to connect with diplomats, business people, military officers, NGO officials and others about important international developments.

Subscribe to TNWAC newsletters at the web site (TNWAC.org) and check the site calendar to be kept up to date on “Global Dialogue” program schedules. Programs will be archived on our Youtube channel (youtube.com/tnwac) and in our Podcasts (soundcloud.com/tnwac).

GSC Credit: 10 points for attending; 15 points for attending and writing summary. SEND WRITTEN SUMMARIES TO: Education@TNWAC.org

“Global Nashville with Karl Dean”

This program is being adapted from the Podcast of the same name to a video webinar. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean hosts a conversation with community and global leaders who share their insights and perspectives on what makes Nashville a ‘global city.’ Program times are in the evenings on week days, about twice a month.

Subscribe to TNWAC newsletters at the web site (TNWAC.org) and check the site calendar to be kept up to date on “Global Nashville” program schedules. Programs will be archived on our Youtube channel (youtube.com/tnwac) and in our Podcasts (soundcloud.com/tnwac).

GSC Credit: 10 points for attending; 15 points for attending and writing summary. SEND WRITTEN SUMMARIES TO: Education@TNWAC.org

“Global Engagement”

The pandemic crisis has created a “stay at home” reality for students, teleworkers and others. The “Global Engagement” video webinar will offer a week-day, weekly or bi-weekly opportunity to talk about current international events with co-hosts Ambassador Charles Bowers and TNWAC President LCDR Patrick Ryan (USN,Ret). They will run down the week’s current global events and invite your questions and comments during the live webinar.

Subscribe to TNWAC newsletters at the web site (TNWAC.org) and check the site calendar to be kept up to date on “Global Engagement” program schedules. Programs will be archived on our Youtube channel (youtube.com/tnwac) and in our Podcasts (soundcloud.com/tnwac).

GSC Credit: 10 points for attending; 15 points for attending and writing summary. SEND WRITTEN SUMMARIES TO: Education@TNWAC.org

TWENTY POINTS out of the required 100 points must be completed in TNWAC activities.

Tennessee Global Scholars Certificate Worksheet [Link]

The Council allows enough flexibility for students to request consideration of additional elements for points to meet the completion criteria.

Global affairs programs may be more difficult to find in some areas so the Council will make every reasonable accommodation for students to substitute worthwhile global affairs awareness activities for programs that are not easily accessible. (i.e. if a local school does not offer Academic WorldQuest, etc.)

The program worksheets must be sent to the Tennessee World Affairs Council by May 31, 2020.

Mail to: Tennessee World Affairs Council, Fidelity Hall, Room 304A, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212

Credits earned after that date count toward the following academic year’s total.

Tennessee Global Scholars earn a certificate, a medallion and the opportunity to claim credit for this accomplishment on college applications and other references.

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THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.   


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