Brianna Reigstad, president of the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), and Melissa Nassaney, vice president of ACEI, attended the ACEI conference titled "Institute for Global Education Diplomacy" from April 17-20. The event was held at Georgetown University Conference Center in Washington, D.C. As educational professionals, ACEI wants to be effective catalysts for global education improvements and advancements both locally and globally. They also presented at the conference about conscious discipline, which is a self-regulating program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline. This unique, evidence-based strategy addresses local and global education challenges as it connects cooperation and partnerships among all individuals.
The Institute for Global Education Diplomacy focused on providing educators and education advocates with the skills of diplomacy to develop peaceful, progressive and sustainable education systems throughout our ever changing world. Throughout the Institute, knowledge and skills were presented to help educators resolve the global education challenges faced, both locally and globally.
"This year's ACEI conference was an engaging experience that opened my horizons in ways I never dreamed imaginable before. I strongly believe that while improving children's education both locally and globally, it is important to provide peace and equal opportunities for all children to learn and grow," said Reigstad. "As a lifelong learner, I am so thankful for the amazing opportunities and experiences I have experienced with ACEI and the many more that are yet to come! I am so proud of all of our ACEI members from The University of Scranton that continually strive toward making a lasting impact for all children around the world."
The University of Scranton's ACEI network group focuses on promoting and supporting the optimal education and development of children both locally and globally. The University's ACEI group also influences the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in today's changing society.