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
The ISSN Summer Institute will kick off the evening of Wednesday, June 22, in Cleveland, Ohio and will run through Friday, June 24, 2016. The Jackson Academy for Global Studies will be hosting us on Thursday, June 23, 2016! Here is the link to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for breakout sessions. The RFP deadline is March 31, 2016. This year there will be six breakout strands that align to the six domains of our ISSN School Design Model:
1. Vision, Mission, Culture
2. Student Learning Outcomes
3. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
4. School Organization and Governance
5. Professional Learning
6. Community Partnerships
Welcome to the newest members of our network! As 2015 closed, our network increased by five new schools. Aurora Public Schools is a community of over 300 thousand and located just to the east of Denver. The five schools joining our network include:
Aurora West College Prep Academy
Aurora Center High School
Welcome Aurora Public Schools to the ISSN!
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.