Global Classrooms: Tampa Bay Model UN Conference
Before the introduction of Global Classrooms in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, only four high schools participated in Model United Nations, and at that time only as an extra-curricular activity. Although there was increasing interest in international education among some county teachers, there was no truly international curriculum in use.
This year's conference was held on April 1, 2013 at the University of South Florida Marshall Center.
Now in its 10th year, Global Classrooms: Tampa Bay has over 75 teachers who teach the curriculum to more than 3,500 students in 89 schools.
Global Classrooms has earned the support of district social studies supervisors Dennis Holt and Martha Ford in Hillsborough County and Randy Lightfoot in Pinellas County, as well as officials at the district-administration levels. The program also enjoys the support of major universities, including the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa.
Global Classrooms is aligned to the Florida Sunshine State Standards in Social Studies.
Highlights from previous Global Classrooms: Tampa Bay Model UN conferences
See the full photo set. For more photos from Global Classrooms Model UN Conferences and Events, visit UNA-USA's flickr page.
Quick Facts about the Global Classrooms Program
- Established in 2002;
- The United Nations Association of Tampa have worked with UNA-USA to implement the program locally;
- Serving 89 schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco county public schools;
- University students from the University of Tampa, University of Central Florida, Eckerd College, University of South Florida, and Stetson University have volunteered annually to serve as members of the Model UN conference staff.
UNA-USA Tampa Bay Chapter President
Social studies teacher at Steinbrenner High School