kids paintingtwo girls laughing
HomeAbout AISAMembersProfessional Development ServicesAnnual ConferencemyConnXions Members' PortalCalendar & EventsAISA ProgrammesJobsContact


Linda Sills

Director of Program Development, Global Issues Network
Ms. Linda Sills

Educators' Conference
Area of Specialty:Global Issues Network / Service Learning


Linda Sills is the Director of Program Development for the Global Issues Network (GIN). Linda has been involved with GIN since 2006. Presently based in Berkeley, CA, she began in East Asia and has since worked in various regions building the Global Issues Network organizing student-led conferences first in Asia: China and Thailand, and now for the Americas: Peru, Brazil, and Costa Rica. GIN’s membership is 1500 strong and growing

Working in six international schools as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist has proven to be invaluable. Three of these schools were in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Morocco for 18 wonderful years. Having a leadership role with EARCOS was excellent preparation for her current role. Linda received a BA from UC Berkeley, a MA from Harvard and Tufts and is a devoted lifelong learner

Full Day Institute
Title Educators and Students as Global Leaders & Citizens, your role in Student Empowerment through Service Learning striving for Sustainable Solutions
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Monday October 22, 2012 (10:00-17:00) and repeated Tuesday October 23, 2012 (10:00-17:00)

We will begin by discussing the importance and interrelation of global citizenship, service learning and student empowerment. Highlighting the crucial role of the GISS and GIN Conferences in supporting this relationship. A panel of GISS students will be a resource. You will be asked to delineate your needs before the session. Your needs will addressed with time for problem solving and strategies to respond to these needs, a plan of action will be created.

  • Describe and discuss what is in place in terms of service learning/student empowerment
  • Address the needs provided in advance by the participants.
  • Create a plan with strategies with tools for a plan of action for the coming year.
Target Audience Administrators and Educators
Conference Material None.
3-Hour Workshop
Title Creating a Vision to Support Student Empowerment through Global Citizenship and Service Learning.
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Wednesday October 24, 2012 (10:00-13:00)

This session will discuss the importance and interrelation of the acceptance of Global Citizenship, Service Learning and Student Empowerment as integral in your school's program. Highlighting the value of the Global Issues Service Summit will serve as an example. A discussion of what exists and then discussing/creating the goals and vision for your school community. What is your role? How can you remain involved? How you can support these goals and vision? Create a plan of action.

  • Provide information and discussion on global citizenship, service learning and student empowerment.
  • Through understanding the interrelationship, create strategies for supporting these in your school.
  • Cast a vision for the future. Create a plan of action.
Target Audience Administrators
Conference Material None.

email page print page small type large type
powered by finalsite