Launched in May 2020, the objective of the Miss Porter’s School Global Seminar Series is to provide an opportunity for high school girls globally to connect, learn, and collaborate as they address pressing global issues that are relevant to their own lives. Students are given the opportunity to become informed and empowered to take action by exploring one global issue through an interdisciplinary lens, interacting with experts in various professions, and participating in collaborative group projects. In each Global Seminar Series, there are four, virtual seminars that meet one time per week for four weeks and include 1-2 hours of asynchronous work between sessions. Each live session is interactive and includes at least one expert in the field. The last session provides students an opportunity to participate in a virtual hackathon in which students will work in groups to generate ideas and find solutions to some of the problems that they have identified during the four-week Seminar. At the end of the session, each student group will pitch their ideas to a group of panelists and receive feedback on how to make their ideas a reality!
What is the Global Seminar Series?
Video Highlight from Previous GSS Session (#1)
Welcome to the Global Seminar Series #4
Sharing Our Global Stories: Making the Invisible Visible
Have you ever wondered what it really means to be a global citizen, especially as a young woman? Join us on a journey of connection and self-discovery as we explore the intersections of citizenship, culture, activism and empowerment in a global community of high school girls.
You will learn about each other’s unique stories and then dig deep into your own, asking – Who am I? Where do I come from? How does this inform my perspective? How does my culture and identity inform others’ perspectives about me? How do I view my role as a woman in this world community?
In this student-centered series, you will gain the skills needed to:
- unite with other girls, find allies, and share who you are;
- research and build consensus around a pressing issue relevant to you;
- communicate effectively across differences;
- and turn your story into an action plan.
Live Sessions via Zoom on Saturdays:
May 1: 9:00 to 11:00am EST
May 15: 9:00 to 11:00am EST
May 22: 9:00 to 11:00am EST