Save the Date for Blue Planet’s 3rd Annual Summer Institute!

Maps are an integral part of our world. We map things to find our way, to get the lay of the land. To visualize and analyze events. To see where we’ve been–and where we’re headed.

When we talk about global education, about crossing geographic and cultural borders, maps of all kinds can help us in our quest to teach students about the world outside their own neighborhoods. We can map progress…similarities and differences…customs and traditions…social concerns…global and local issues.

In short: we can create a cartography of culture.

Teachers, teaching artists/writers, cultural educators, education majors–Come spend a Sunday learning how to bring a world of culture into your classroom with globally themed writing and arts projects. Learn about connecting your students to their peers overseas to learn, firsthand, about other countries and cultures. Get ready for hands-on workshops, lots of take-home resources, and plenty of interacting with other globally-minded educators. Get ready to map out a plan to enrich your students’ education and to reinvigorate your teaching.

See you this summer for an extraordinary professional development experience!

WHERE: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida

WHEN: Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 pm

COST: $100 includes all materials, take-home resources, continental breakfast, snacks, and soft drinks

Also join us for our post-Institute Happy Hour at The Wine Scene in West Palm Beach!


Presenters (workshop titles will be added in the coming weeks)

Dr. Charlie Gleek, Global Educator, Florida Atlantic University





Dr. Susan Gay Wemette, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Blue Planet Writers’ Room; Director, Global Language Café




Dr. Kate Schmitt, Associate Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University




Cora Bresciano, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Blue Planet Writers’ Room; Director, Global Language Café

Workshop: I Hear (America) Singing: Using Walt Whitman’s Poetry to Inspire a Global Writing Project