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Student Video Festival: Submissions Now Open!

PLURAL+ is a youth-produced video festival that encourages young people to explore migration, diversity, and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world. Submission Deadline: May 29, 2016

The PLURAL+ International Jury will choose…

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

Each year, the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program selects 100 educators to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. Deadline: …

Academic Enrichment Grants For Your Classroom

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. Deadline: …

Know a KIND person? Nominate them here

This program will celebrate people who have gone out of their way to help others in need. A KIND Person is someone who has performed an extraordinary act of kindness or demonstrated a selfless commitment to others. We’re looking for individuals who have acted with humanity to impact another person’s life or an entire community – making our world a better place. To hear what this program means to…

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  kirkmelkonian@educators.coop or Lisa Tyrrell LTyrrell@asiasociety.org

 

ISSN Schools recognized by US News and World Report!

Congratulations to the students, teachers and leaders of the five ISSN schools to make the U.S. News and World Reports's 2016 Best High Schools list!

Congratulations to the students, teachers and leaders of the five ISSN schools to make the U.S. News and World Reports's 2016 Best High Schools list!

  • Sharpstown International School
  • Houston Academy for International Studies
  • International School of the Americas
  • Denver Center for International Studies
  • Jackson High School


To produce the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm.

RTI implemented the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on these key principles: that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

Deering Students Take Action Against Hunger!

Maine people making a world of difference to starving children…one meal at a time. Deering High School students teamed up with Westbrook High School and other local schools to fill 2 morning shifts on March 18.  With their involvement, and the continued support of the southern Maine community members in a huge evening packing shift, this was the largest Million Meals Maine packing event yet! read on >

Global Issue Overviews and Performance Assessment Shells

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 include Hunger and Poverty, Education of Women and Girls, and Environment and Sustainability.

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 include Business Plan, Digital Project, Engineering, and Infographic.

Looking for ways to connect + collaborate?

 
 
 

Global Competence Tool Kit

GLOBAL COMPETENCE PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES

ISSN’s Global Competence Performance Outcomes comprise a suite of curriculum design tools that express the teaching and learning targets for globally competent students. The Performance Outcomes are provided in six academic disciplines plus the interdisciplinary Global Leadership, and are available for grades 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12. These tools can be used to design learning units, lesson plans, and performance assessments around globally significant issues, as well as to enable student accountability for learning and to evaluate student work and provide meaningful feedback.

MODULE DESIGN PROCESS

Asia Society's Module Design Process supports teachers in developing high-quality performance tasks addressing the ISSN performance outcomes. Download the following templates to support you as you plan and design instruction: 

Module Planning Protocol

Performance Assessment Storyboard Template

GPS Tuning Protocol

Sample Storyboard - Is Health a Human Right?

GPS Module Overview "One-Pager"

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