Developing Globally Competent Students Through PBL

A few weeks ago I was in Portland, Maine working at Deering High School, one of Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) member schools. I had just facilitated a workshop on designing globally-themed Project Based Learning (PBL) experiences with a group of ninth grade teachers. I was having supper at a local restaurant and noticed sitting to next me someone I recognized: Elaine Potoker, Professor Emerita at the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics, Maine Maritime Academy. As I am wont to do when on the road alone, I introduced myself to her and her husband in the hope of sparking a conversation.