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Teacher Designed Modules

Teacher Designed Modules 

Across the network teachers are developing modules that support global competence, including college and career readiness.  Visit the Teacher Designed Module Page to see examples of the type of work engaging students across the network, and to get ideas for your instruction

If you have a module you would like to share with the network please contact Kirk Melkonian or Lisa Tyrrell


Ft. Vancouver Teacher, Bethany Rivard, honored as Regional Teacher of the Year!

Ft. Vancouver Teacher, Bethany Rivard, was recently recognized by her peers as Regional Teacher of the Year.  In this video Bethany describes how she and her students create a community, discusses the high level of collaboration happening between many teachers on campus, and that this recognition highlights the strength of what teachers are doing at Ft. Vancouver. Bethany, her colleagues and students hope this state-level honor will convince others to look at Ft. Vancouver with new eyes, to see students' "hard fought" successes.

Welcome to the latest school to join the ISSN .. Hubbard Mastery School!

Hubbard Mastery School, in Columbus Ohio, is a PreK-6 school focusing on Mastery Learning.  At Hubbard each student gets to learn at their own level and at their own pace, as well as providing an environment that allows students to be challenged and grow in areas that they thrive.  

Hubbard is in the first year of promoting global competency through project based learning with support from the Asia Society.  Students have the opportunity to do a year long project at every grade level to acquire knowledge toward global competence.  

Watch Hubbard Mastery's introduction video to learn more about the school, their focus on mastery learning, Mandarin language instruction, as well as a digital partnership with McGraw Hill.

Global Leadership + Content Performance Outcomes


Asia Society has partnered with Stanford's Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to further refine the ISSN performance outcomes, as well as ensuring that these outcomes clearly align to the expectations in Common Core and Mathematics standards.  You can find these newly updated Performance Outcomes (including Rubrics and student "I-Can" statements, as well as other resources and tools by visiting our RESOURCES page.

Global Issue Overviews

Globally significant issues are challenges faced by large numbers of people on different sides of national boundaries, are of significant direct or indirect concern to many countries of the world, and have implications that require a global response. Below are some Asia Society developed curriculum overviews for some of these issues, along with supporting resources for classroom exploration.

Performance Assessment Shells

Performance Assessments can be used with elementary, middle ad secondary students. Students communicate their understanding of globally significant issues through various ways. Below are Asia Society developed Performance Assessment Shells, including: Infographics, Position Papers, Public Speaking and Event Planning. Additional resources include a FAQs page and a Quality Rubric developed by SCALE.

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Global Competence Tool Kit



The curriculum module design process supports teachers in developing high-quality performance tasks that address the ISSN performance outcomes.
Download the following documents to support you as you plan and design curriculum:

GPS Curriculum Module Planning Protocol

GPS Storyboard Template 

GPS Curriculum Module Overview Template "One-Pager"


Performance Outcomes are the abilities students can demonstrate to prove their global competence. For each subject area and for global leadership, we provide a Tool Kit (performance outcomes, "I-Can" statements, and rubrics) to clarify global competency goals, and help students and teachers design, monitor and assess instruction and global learning.




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