Global Perspectives

Dr. Gay's work reaches beyond the US: he has conducted research at The American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon; performed an opera recital at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey; facilitated a student cultural competency workshop at Kampala International School of Uganda; worked with Grade V girls at The Wenona School in Sydney, Australia; and sustained a three year consultant relationship with the International School of Macaé, in Macaé, Brazil.

In 2016, Dr. Gay delivered the closing keynote at the 50th Annual Conference for the Association for the Advancement of International Education in addition to providing professional development for the Global Learning Fellowship Program of the National Education Association Foundation. He also presented at the 2015 Global Education Forum, co-sponsored by Asia Society and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and "Exploring Together: New Approaches to Globalizing Your School," sponsored by the Independent School Association of Northern New England. 

Recognizing the 21st-century reality of an interconnected global society, Dr. Gay intentionally deepens his own cultural competency through language study and extensive travel. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, and has pursued studies in Latin, Korean and German. Mr. Gay has recorded the audio exercises for Breaking the Barrier in English, French and Spanish. He has lived and worked in Argentina, Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Jamaica, Guadalupe, Lebanon, Uganda, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

 

Derrick Gay interviewing two French teachers in Québec City about their impressions of Vieux Québec