Global Leadership FAQs


The Summer Institute for K12 teachers (high school preferred; all welcome) provides teachers of all disciplines with highly effective, best practices pedagogical approaches for creating a climate of mutual respect and shared ownership in which students become empowered and accountable leaders who are engaged in their own learning, and the learning of others, inside and outside the classroom.

Teachers are encouraged to apply with their colleagues in teacher teams (singles welcome). The institute is interactive with time for individual reflection, application of new skills, small team break-outs for academic specialties, and collaborative larger group sessions.

You will leave the week fired up for the new school year—with sample class policies, proven strategies and teacher-tested techniques tied to best practices, an understanding of how these strategies and practices align with the Danielson Framework for Teaching evaluation criteria, and with access to ready-to-use curriculum.

As current and former classroom teachers and college faculty, we know that teachers are central to student success. Global Visionaries’ innovative professional development programs for K12 teachers are steeped in our values of inclusion, equity, shared responsibility for learning, academic achievement, emotional growth, leadership development and local-global community service in furtherance of a just and sustainable world.

When we invest in teachers, they reconnect to the passion that brought them to the classroom in the first place. When we invest in teachers, they create supportive, successful and rigorous learning opportunities for each student. When we invest in teachers, teachers and students benefit.

Dates & Location

Dates and Location Coming Soon!

Application Process

For GLSI 2017, priority will be given to high school educators who apply as a team from the same institution (2+ educators). However, all K12 teachers are invited, and encouraged, to apply!

To apply, send an email to, which includes:
1) Name of your school, your position, the class(es) and discipline(s) you teach
2) Your home address, phone, and email address (information never shared, never sold)
3) If you are requesting a partial or full scholarship, please state your need/situation
4) If you are applying as a team, list all teacher's names and teacher's contact info in one email
To complete your application, you must submit a deposit of $125.

Payments, including, the deposit, full tuition, or payments towards tuition with credit card or by bank withdrawal, click here. To make alternative payment arrangements (by personal check or school check/invoice) please contact us at 206-322-9448 x 109 or by email (above).

Cost & Scholarship

Tuition: $750 (includes book, breakfast, 30 clock hours and one lunch)

Payment Deadline: TBD

Scholarships: A limited number of full and partial scholarships will be available. More information about scholarships will be available when the 2017 application cycle opens.


Teachers of all academic disciplines committed to implementing the Democratic Classroom strategies learned through participation during the Institute during the following school year may be eligible for a stipend. Teachers can sign a Memo of Understanding with Global Visionaries outlining their full commitment and deliverables.

Social Studies Educators who implement the Global Leadership course (one semester, or year-long class) will receive a stipend upon completion of the first year of implementation. Information about this option will be shared at the Institute.

Questions now? Email or call 206-322-9448.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your participation in the Institute after you have paid your tuition, your tuition will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee until July 15th.

If you must cancel after July 15th, tuition will be refunded in full, but the deposit will not be refunded.

Credit & Clock Hours

Clock Hours

GLSI participants earn 30 continuing education clock hours from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Clock house will be provided, free of charge, to all Washington State teacher who attend the Institute.

College Credit

All participants are eligible for 3 credits through the Seattle University's College of Education. Each credit hour costs $40, payable directly to Seattle University, handled by GV. More information and registration forms will be provided soon.

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