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Tools for Measuring Global Competence in Future Teachers

Today Caitlin Haugen, Executive Director, Global Teacher Education, tackles the difficult question of how to measure global competence in pre-service teachers and highlights tools that can be of assistance.

How do I measure global competence in pre-service teachers?

This is, hands down, one…

ePals Projects for Classroom Collaboration

Whether you are new to technology, or a digital expert, ePals makes it easy for all teachers to lead globally-focused projects.

Projects are designed so that they can be done as a single classroom project with students collaborating in pairs or small groups and using…

2014 GEC : Submit proposals by Nov 15

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 21, 2014 (November 22rd in some time zones). The entire conference will take…

Leading for Global Competence: A Schoolwide Approach

By Brandon L. Wiley 

If you had to close your eyes and picture what success in schools should look, sound, and feel like, what would you envision? Would you picture students from different cultures working collaboratively, speaking multiple languages, and overcoming…

A message of farewell from Brandon Wiley

Dear Colleagues,

It is usually about this time of year that I send my "welcome back" message to all the ISSN school leaders, faculty and staff preparing for the new school year.  As it happens, some of our schools have already been in session for a few weeks, while many others kick-off this week or after the Labor Day holiday.  As I reflect on my time as an elementary and middle school teacher, I remember the butterflies while…

 

A message of farewell from Brandon Wiley

Dear Colleagues,

It is usually about this time of year that I send my "welcome back" message to all the ISSN school leaders, faculty and staff preparing for the new school year.  As it happens, some of our schools have already been in session for a few weeks, while many others kick-off this week or after the Labor Day holiday.  As I reflect on my time as an elementary and middle school teacher, I remember the butterflies while preparing for that first day: setting up my classroom, planning my opening day lessons and growing anxious to meet my new students.  That feeling never quite goes away even after all these years. Education, unlike many other professions, provides us a "fresh start" each year - full of promise, excitement and a chance for a new beginning... (continue reading)

Global Issue Overviews


Global issues are present in all areas of our lives as citizens of the world. Issues such as infectious disease, resource conservation, access to clean water, and population growth are interconnected and affect our economies, our environment, our capabilities as humans, and our processes for making decisions regarding cooperation at the global level.  As a resource to teachers and students, we've outlined these four issues into "Overviews" that include an introduction, enduring understandings, and essential questions.  These overviews can serve as instructional outlines to help you and your students investigate these issues.

Performance Assessment Shells

Performance Assessments can be used with elementary, middle, and secondary students - Students communicate their understanding of issues of global significance through various ways including: InfographicsPosition PapersPublic Speaking or Event Planning.

FAQs - Performance Assessments

Performance Assessment Quality Rubric (SCALE)

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Inquiry Based Learning

I'm an AP Language teacher at the Academy for Global Studies in Austin, TX. Like a lot of  teachers, I have dipped my toe into inquiry-based learning with things like Socratic seminars, student-designed projects, student-led discussions, etc. However, I want to go further. I want to turn over my classroom to the students for three weeks. I want them to take over what they learn, how they learn it, and how they show their learning. I have done a lot of research, but I still feel nervous. I am…

Connections to Schools in Dubai?

Hi Everyone! 

We have a staff member who will be traveling to Dubai in a few weeks and she would love to visit a school there. Does anyone have any connections in Dubai that she could reach out to prior to her trip! Any information is very much appreciated. Please message me if you have a contact. 

Thanks! 

Curriculum Review and Revision K-12 mathematics

We are looking to connect with folks who have worked on K-12 alignment of their math curriculum to CCSS. 

 
 
 

Performance Outcomes + Rubrics

Performance Outcomes are the abilities students can demonstrate to prove their global competence. For each subject area and for global leadership, we provide a series of tools to clarify global competency goals, and help students and teachers document the contribution toward achieving those goals.

The “I Can Statements” are aimed at students, describing in first-person voice what he or she will be able to do in the benchmarked 5th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade years.

For each performance outcome an accompanying rubric lists specific evidence students must demonstrate as they progress towards global competency. This is a tool for both students and teachers alike.

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