University of Pennsylvania to launch new online web tool for K-16 Global Studies educators



Four centers at the University of Pennsylvania have joined to create the Greater Philadelphia Education Network Web site, a gateway to global resources for Delaware Valley K-16 educators.

The new site,, is the work of the South Asia Center, African Studies Center, Center for East Asian Studies and Middle East Center.

A launch party will be held on December 2 in the auditorium of the ARCH Building at 3601 Locust Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged and being accepted at [email protected]. The evening will feature international food, drinks, music and a chance to win two tickets to a performance of choice at the Annenberg Center.

Raili Roy, assistant director at the South Asia Center, hailed the new site as the first step toward creating a sustainable education network for the region.

“We live in a globalized world and increasingly teachers are incorporating global content in their curricula. Based on feedback given by teachers, we have created a Web site where teachers can access globally oriented resources local to Philadelphia,” Roy said.

Lectures, programs, exhibitions and news, as well as classroom and teaching resources from around the world such as lesson plans, blogs and video-conferencing will be available on the site.

Roy said it will differ from other global education Web sites in that it will allow users to register as members and contribute to content by uploading their own lesson plans, events and more.

More information is available by contacting Raili Roy at [email protected]