The Georgia Department of Education and Global Achievers are collaborating on an “International Entrepreneurship” conference for Georgia’s high school teachers July 13-14 to be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, 2450 Galleria Pkwy, in Atlanta.

Global Achievers is a nonprofit organization that provides international educational opportunities for Georgia’s high school students. Students in the program learn about economic competitiveness through the creation of school-based import/export companies.

Michael Cross, who has spearheaded the “enterprise in education” movement in Scotland to prepare young Scots for a life beyond school including entrepreneurship, is to be the keynote speaker. Mr. Cross oversees an investment of some $130 million in enterprise education for students in Scotland’s elementary schools and 400 high schools.

In his address, he will encourage the development of partnerships between Georgia and Scottish schools.

S. Anne Hancock, regional representative for region IV of the U.S. Department of Education, also is scheduled to give a luncheon address.

Guanming Fang, an attorney in the Atlanta office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, is to describe China’s role in the global economy and the need to prepare today’s students for new challenges and opportunities.

Attendees will receive 20 new lesson plans developed to address specific performance standards in the state’s new entrepreneurship courses and international business and marketing course.

The lesson plans cover such issues as cultural and communication differences that affect global business and marketing and laws and problems associated with international trade.

The cost of the conference is $40.

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