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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

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Global Education Forum - Bringing Together Asia Society and University of Penn's Graduate School of Education

An exciting global education event is in the works for October 2015! The Global Education Forum will bring together two premier institutions at the cutting edge of global education, Asia Society and University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. This fall, they will co-present The Global Education Forum in the heart of Philadelphia.

The Global Education Forum will be held October 16 and 17 on the Penn campus and will utilize innovative methods of teaching and learning, including shorter Ignite talk sessions (10-15 minute talks) much in the pattern of a TED-talk, a variety 75-minute workshops, and Teacher Swap Shops. All focused on the pedagogy, theory, and best practices in global education. The conference will also end with an EdCamp format to allow participants to network and learn from one another based on their interests.

For more information about the Global Education Forum, please visit


On June 24th and 25th, teachers and leaders from across the network met in Los Angeles to learn from each other and share best practices to advance our efforts as individuals and as a network to successfully develop globally competent students. Each participant brought unique and valuable insights, experience, and talent to this important work, as they shared, explored, discovered, connected, and ultimately returned to their schools inspired and equipped to further deepen their work.

During the Summer Institute there were opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities and workshops that added to their ‘global competence toolkit’ such as – an experiential learning project, meeting students from our Los Angeles and Oak Hills schools, engaging in practical workshops, swapping lesson plans with each other, becoming familiar with ISSN resources, and collaborating with the best experts in the country on integrating global competence in classrooms and schools!

At this 12th annual Summer Institute it was also our pleasure to introduce ISSN’s new Executive Director, Doug Sessions, whose impressive experience will certainly take ISSN on an exciting journey forward. 


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


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.


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"




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