Global Education Assessment Symposium: Designing For Impact

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unspecifiedWednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Davis Hall

Phillips Academy will host the “Global Education Assessment Symposium: Designing for Impact” to explore critical questions at the center of global education programs: How do we understand the impact of such programs? How do we design practices that lead to deeper and sustained learning? How can we develop flexible frameworks for assessment that help us to continue to improve and refine such programming?

The goal of the symposium is to expand upon conversations about how we, as educators and program leaders, can identify key aspects of the assessment and design of global education programs. By understanding these critical components, we become able to architect experiential learning opportunities in even more impactful ways.


Collaborating in a workshop format, symposium attendees will contribute to discussions that invite diverse and evolving perspectives and insights. Topics will include:

  • What are the core design elements of global, immersive, and experiential learning programs?
  • Which are the evaluation frameworks, modes of assessment, and meaningful indicators that can help us to better understand impact?
  • Where are there areas of convergence—and opportunities to build consensus—around program design and assessment principles?
  • Where are the gaps in current knowledge and practice?
  • Where might there be opportunities for collaboration?


The roster of presenters includes Phillips Academy’s Learning in the World faculty program leaders, as well as representatives from other secondary schools; leaders of local, global, and experiential education programs; and representatives from partner organizations and other institutions. They will share leading pedagogical practices, resources, and research, with an eye toward examining—and possibly co-developing—useful tools and frameworks. 

Veronica Boix Mansilla, Principal Investigator, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Darla Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, Duke University

Eileen Kelly-Aguirre, Executive Director, School Year Abroad

Aric Visser, Director of Curriculum, School Year Abroad

Sam Moulton, Research Director, Panorama Education

For more information, please contact Eric Roland at

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