Global Issue Overviews frame essential questions and enduring understandings for teachers and students as they strive for global competence. Overviews are curated knowledge about globally significant issues. They connect to the Performance Outcomes across a range of academic disciplines including math, science, history/social science, ELA, and more to demonstrate how competence can be achieved. Available topics new for 2017 include Biodiversity, Clean Energy, Social Mobility and Income Inequality, Sustainable Economics!
Performance Assessment Design Shells present complete examples of performance assessment ideas suitable for elementary, middle school, and secondary students. Each Design Shell contains a range of formative tasks and learning activities as well as the summative performance assessment task. Performance Assessment Design Shells suggest a variety of learner opportunities to succeed at real-world tasks requiring academic rigor, productive habits, and global awareness. Available topics new for 2017 include Digital Storytelling, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Civic Responsibility, and Art, Then and Now.
Introducing new GPS resources for primary grades! "I-Can" statements for Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades! ... and the full suite of GPS resources for 3rd grade, including Performance Outcomes, Rubrics and "I-Can Statements. These resources are available for all content areas.
Find these classroom tools in the PERFORMANCE OUTCOME page through the RESOURCE drop-down menu above, or click here.
Welcome to Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, the newest member of the ISSN!
HVPA is a six-year program that begins for students in Grade 9. The program is designed to develop leadership, creativity, and self-direction. Students work with industry partners through internships, workplace visits, mentoring, and other real-world connections that enhance students' job preparedness. Students who complete the program earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Both Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing programs are available. Watch the video below to learn more about the newest member of our network!
Congratulations to International Studies Learning Center for being recognized as one of California's Gold Ribbon Schools for 2017! The award reflects ISLC's success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for their students and is a direct result of ISLC's dedicated, creative, and talented staff, and their supportive school community.
Students at Denver Center for International Studies took first place in a citywide completion, DPS Challenge 5280. Students in groups of 10 from 22 high schools have identified an issue within their school and are working on plans to implement change and foster improvement. DCIS students are working to empower and train more students of color to step into leadership roles at their school. "We want to help students of color become the leaders that they already are, but in a role where they can make greater change," said senior Ampa'o Locke. Watch the video highlighting these students' work.
By Jessica Kehayes, Center for Global Education at Asia Society
These days, discussing current politics with young people can be like walking a tightrope. Jessica Kehayes, Executive Director, Center for Global Education at Asia Society, learned that up close and personal as a planned visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with her Little Sister on the weekend President Trump signed the travel ban turned into a conversation about much more. In this article, she shares some ideas on how best to approach such conversations. Read on »
Selected Additional Resources on Civics Education and Engagement