Stephanie Tansey, Co-founder, Director
Ms. Tansey trains educators and community members in ECCN's community dialogue skills programs. Dialogue Skills helps people communicate so they are heard. She has taught in the U.S., China, Israel and Nigeria.
Ms. Tansey created Real World Classroom pedagogy and methodology at Beijing Normal University (2010-2014) designed to enable student teachers learn and experience the dialogue skills that can help people and communities become more sustainable. Students at the African School of Excellence in Suleja, Nigeria changed dramatically as did the community around them during her one year (2008-2009) with them. She established the New School of Collaborative Learning (NSCL), an international bilingual school in Beijing in (1994-2004), looking for ways to help Chinese and Americans live, work and prosper together.
Resume: Stephanie B. Tansey, M.S.
626 Ingraham Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, U.S.A.
Offices: Michigan: 44875 Bayview Avenue, Clinton, MI 48038 and Brightwood Community Dialogue Center, 712 Kennedy Street, Washington, DC 20011
Director, Earth Charter Communities Network (ECCN) L3C, established 2012, subsidiary Brightwood Community Dialogue Center, Washington, DC. Our mission is to develop dialogue skills in the US and China into a field of study centered on sustainable community education. Community Dialogue Skills helps people speak and write so they are heard.
Finding Common Ground: Experiential, Conscious, Intercultural Lifelong Learning Programs: Human Rights Education Dialogue Skills, International Student, Scholar and Business Coaching, Nature Education Travel in US and China; Brightwood Community Dialogue Center, Washington, DC established for Community Development and Workforce Integrity Programs
2014-Present Measurement Tool: OCA Evaluation System for Dialogue Skills
UPEACE Costa Rica, April 2018, Workshop for Creative Educators International Network
Washington, DC, 2017- Present; Are You Woke? Open Mic & Dialogue to deepen community
Washington, DC, 2017 June 26 – August 4, Summer Youth Employment Program Human Rights Education and Practicum
Washington, DC. 2016-18 Brightwood Community Events, at Hattie Holmes Wellness Senior Center Community and Rock Creek Park,
Washington, D.C. 2016 - Director, Brightwood Community Dialogue Center established
Washington, D.C. 2016 - Nature Education Travel to Yellowstone Park for Chinese Educators
East Lansing, MI 2015-2016 ECCN’s International Students and Scholars Preparatory Course for Dialogue Skills for Chinese graduate students attending Michigan State University
Beijing 2015 Beijing, Nova Educator, Beijing Municipal Commission on Science and Technology
Beijing 2015 Foreign Expert, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Women Ambassadors for the Environment
Beijing 2015 at China International Publishing Group Training Center for Ministry of Water
Beijing 2014-15 Private Classes in Dialogue Skills
Beijing 2014 ESD Class of 100 Best Geography Teachers
Beijing 2014 -2015 Municipal Commission on Science and Technology Nova Program
Beijing 2014 at Capital Normal University for Visiting Scholars to the U.S.
Beijing 2014 at UNEP-IEMP at Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 2013 at China International Publishing Group Training Center
Beijing 2013 Dialogue skills class at Beijing World Youth Academy
Beijing 2013, BNU Summer Camp at Olympic Forest Park
2012-Present Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences Consultant: BAES is in charge of the new Beijing education reform2012-present, workshops and demonstrations around nature education in Beijing; supervising the development of international dialogue and understanding between American nature educators and Chinese master teachers in charge of the new education curriculum.
Beijing, 2011- 2015 Editor: New World Press, China International Publishing Group;
2014 Best Editor Award with Li Shujuan: Stories of My Chinese Journey by Mark Levine
Beijing, 2010- 2014 Beijing Normal University - Educator
Dialogue Skills and Communication; graduate courses for geography teachers in sustainability education training.
Nanmazhuang Village, Henan, 2011, Professional Development in village school
Professional development for primary teachers in sustainability education.
U.S. Turkmenistan, Israel, Nigeria 2002-09 Dialogue Skills for Sustainable Living for Teachers, communities and schools
Beijing 1993-2004 New School of Collaborative Learning An international, bicultural K-12 school. Co-founder, Senior Curriculum Advisor: Taught at all levels.
Bohm Dialogue Training 2004-2007
Certificate for Completion of Training, China International Publishing Group, 2012, 2014
Certificate in Multi-Track Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, (CIDCM) U of Md. 2004
M.S. in Japanese and Japanese History, Georgetown University, Wash. DC 1982
B.A. in Humanities, New York University, New York. 1978 Founders Day Award
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 1967-69
Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan, 1956-67
Member, U.S. National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation
National Intercultural Education Leadership Institute
Member: Association of Nature Center Administrators, USA
Member: Academy of Dialogue Professionals
Alumna, New York University
Alumna, Georgetown University
ANT: Asian Network of Trust, Hiroshima, Japan
Brightwood/Petworth Community Association
Earth Charter International
2018 CEIN Community Dialogue Skills Booklet
2017 International Student Coaching Manual
2016 Teacher’s Guide to Finding Common Ground
2015 Teacher’s Guide to using Dialogue Skills for IELTS Training
2012 Recovery of the Heart; Dialogues with People Working toward a Sustainable Beijing, Beijing, New World Press
2007-2014 Curricula for Dialogue Skills in Real World Classrooms, U.S., Israel and Nigeria
Recovery of the Heart, Dialogues with People Working toward a Sustainable Beijing, Beijing, New World Press, 2012
2018 ANCA Directions US China Nature Dialogue - ANCA Directions - Chinese and American Nature Dialogue
2015 Beijing Review on Beijing’s Education Reform: http://www.bjreview.com/Lifestyle/201509/t20150925_800039444.html