April 21, 2016, Main Speaker: Illinois Global Scholar, Seth Brady

APRIL IS TREAT AN EXECUTIVE TO DINNER MONTH.

This month only, ASQ 1212 will treat your executive to dinner. So please invite a senior member of your organization to come and discover the value ASQ offers your company.

5:30 – 6:00 Pre-Dinner Speaker: Mike Moutrie, ASQ Focus on Education

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner and Networking

7:00 – 8:00  Post- Dinner Speaker: Seth Brady, Illinois Global Scholarship Initiative

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Illinois Global Scholar aims to create a certificate that awards merit, on the Illinois transcript, to students who demonstrate Global Competence.The purpose of the certificate is to recognize students who have attained the skills, knowledge and disposition necessary to successfully compete and collaborate in an increasingly globalized world. The primary requirements for this certificate include globally-focused coursework, service-learning, global collaboration, and a capstone project tied to a global issue or concern.  A vast coalition of stakeholders including leaders of business and higher education, members of Illinois Title VI centers, non-profit organizations, and educators created the requirements for the certificate.  Those who support the creation of the Global Scholar Certificate believe that increased emphasis on technical skills must be matched with increased emphasis on cultural competencies. Brady will explain how the working group developed the metrics for measuring Global Competence and what it means to Illinois high school scholars.

Seth3Seth Brady is an educator at Naperville Central High School where he teaches anthropology, comparative religions, and world cultures for the past 12 years.  In 2013, Seth was named a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow by the US Department of State.  After a year of specific training and a field experience in Indonesia, Mr. Brady organized a coalition of stakeholders to create a Global Education Certificate for Illinois High School Students.  In March legislation (SB 2469,) creating the certificate, passed unanimously through the Senate Education Committee and is due to be called to the Senate floor in April.  In addition to serving as Project Director for Illinois Global Scholar, Mr. Brady has been published in a variety of venues including EdWeek and has presented at both national and international conferences.  In 2014, Mr. Brady was named Naperville District 203 Teacher of the Year and subsequently became one of ten finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2015.  Seth lives in Naperville, Illinois, with his wife and three children.