International Education Week |

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual, week-long event celebrated during the third week of November by over 85 countries around the world. This year it will be celebrated November 18-22.  IEW is an initiative under the Council of Minister of Education, Canada and is recognized by other provincial/territorial governments and various non-governmental organizations active in international education.

IEW provides an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the rich variety of innovative programs and activities that expose students to an international dimension; enriching their learning and preparing them for global citizenship.

For IEW 2013, students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to participate in the Think Globally Art Contest. This contest will allow students to reflect on Alberta and promote its vibrant, diverse, and innovative qualities to the rest of the world.

Top selected artwork will be displayed in the Alberta Legislature Building during Education Week (May 5-9, 2014) and in Alberta's international offices. Top selected artwork may also be presented to visiting foreign delegates by the Government of Alberta. Alberta schools that submit the most student entries will be awarded with a session, facilitated by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC), on international development and opportunities to get involved.

Think Globally Art Contest Details:

Teacher's Guide to the Think Globally Art Contest: English or French
Student's Guide to the Think Globally Art Contest: English or French 
Promotional Material 
Speak Out website

Stay tuned for stories about our own International Education Week celebrations!