Contact

Address:

132 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078

Email: info@globalpedagogyinitiative.com

Phone: (812) 679-9114

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Mission

Global Pedagogy Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing pedagogical training to music teachers and students.  We work with underserved communities in the United States and with communities in developing countries.   

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Mission

Global Pedagogy Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing pedagogical training to music teachers and students.  We work with underserved communities in the United States and in developing countries.  
 
Teacher Training:
Our team works directly with teachers to advance the level of their pedagogical education.  In developing countries, we work with community teachers to give them access to pedagogical training that is otherwise limited.  We provide a curriculum that takes the teachers from the beginning stages through advanced levels of pedagogy training.  The curriculum is split into 6 levels and typically takes 8-10 weeks to complete.  
Student Training:
We believe in the commitment and heart that our youth can bring to projects of this kind. Therefore we will be offering free teacher training to college and high school aged students so that they can help fill the need in underserved communities.  

History and Future

Our History
Thanks to the generous support of Perkins Cole Law Firm, Global Pedagogy Initiative became a non-profit organization in 2017.  The idea of GPI developed around a dinner table and with the support of their family, Meredith Blecha-Wells and her husband Christopher Wells found themselves realizing this project within a few short months. 
Future
In the coming year, we have planned trips to work with communities in Haiti (October 2017), Brazil (May 2018), and Thailand (June 2018), and a return trip to Haiti (Fall, 2018). To date, our trips have been limited to 1-3 weeks in length.  Since our curriculum takes 8-10 weeks to complete, we are looking forward to the prospect of return trips as well as the development of our online teaching platform. 
 
Domestically, we will begin training college and high school students to begin work with underserved communities in Oklahoma in 2019.  Our trainees will receive a minimum of 28 hours of pedagogical training before they will connect with students in these communities.