Actionable Innovations Conversations Community Notes

June 5, 2022

Next week’s featured guest — Leigh Cassell of the Human Digital Library

Here’s our update for the next couple of weeks!

You are invited to join us for Actionable Innovations Conversation with Leigh Cassell on Wednesday, June 15th at 7 PM CDT/ GMT-5 and #globaledchat on SEL on June 16th. Use to convert to your time zone. Details are listed below.

If you have events and resources to share, please post them in our online community.


  • The search feature in our online community seems to be working. When we upgraded our platform, it stopped functioning and the problem now seems to be rectified. You can use the search box in the upper lefthand corner of our main site to find content from our global ed community. You can also use the member search to find others with similar interests or specific locations (click on Advanced Search). Register for free and join our community in order to access these features.
  • The new Portal Schools network in Los Angeles is a competency-based education model that provided personalized, real-world learning experiences for high school students. These micro-schools are embedded on corporate campuses and students have the opportunity to graduate in five years with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. On Friday, June 3, don buckley interviewed Ivan Cestero, Director of Strategic Partnership at Portal Schools. Watch our recording and learn more about this innovative school model.




Actionable Innovations Conversations with Leigh Cassell


Lucy Gray will interview Canadian Leigh Cassell about her work as a teacher and as an entrepreneur. We will learn more about the Digital Human Library and Leigh’s other projects that support globally connected teaching and learning.


NEW! Asia Society’s #globaledchat

7 PM CDT (GMT-5) — To participate, search for #globaledchat on Twitter at the appointed time.

The topic will be SEL (social-emotional learning) and global education. We will be participating along with Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society, Emily Puzzo Hopkins of Meg Global Ed, and Donavan Dreyer of Get Ready Coaching. A simultaneous discussion will be led by Meg’s Lottie Dowling on Twitter Spaces.


Actionable Innovations Conversations with Asia Society’s Heather Singmaster


On June 24th, we will welcome Heather Singmaster as our featured guest. Heather Singmaster is Director for CTE and GCEN, Center for Global Education at the Asia Society where her work focuses on international best practices and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. Heather leads the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), a network of international cities focused on best practice sharing in education.


NEW! Actionable Innovations Conversations with the Authors of the Guide to Intercultural Skill Development and Assessment


On July 13th, the authors of the newly published Guide to Intercultural Skill Development and Assessment will join us to discuss their work. This is a resource to help those interested in creating, implementing, and assessing programs to develop cross-cultural skills.

Actionable Innovations Global is the former Global Education Conference Network community under a new name and leadership. Follow us on social media, browse our global education resource collections, subscribe to our blog, and review recordings from our weekly Actionable Innovations Conversations.



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Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Apple Distinguished Educator Lucy Gray is an educator and consultant. She is also the co-founder of Actionable Innovations Global PLC!