Imagine a world where students bridge borders and cross cultures all with the click of a button?
Meet Chris Plutte from Global Nomads Group He shares his background in international peacekeeping efforts and how that led to co-founding this unique non-profit that connects students of differing backgrounds.
Chris is the leading expert on global student discussions and the current GNG focus is on building classroom connections between students in the U.S. to students in the Middle East.
A bit about Chris: He is a sought after speaker on media, youth and conflict and has been on Today Show, CNN, NPR, Education Week. So as to say, I was a bit nervous having him on the show and honored that he joins us today. Chris opened and directed all of Search for Common Ground’s programs in Rwanda. And during his time in Rwanda he introduced innovative programs for peace building using technology in the classroom.
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On the call, Chris shares the following information which you can travel to below by clicking on the hyperlink:
- Global Nomads Group
- Semester at Sea
- The Importance of the globally-connected student
- Pahara-Aspen Education
- How to build student discussions around sensitive topics
Email his team at email@example.com
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