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Friedrich & McCorquodale Making the Case


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  • 1. Making the Case in Your Community for International Knowledge and Skills Matt Friedrick – Project Manager, NC in the World Theresa McCorquodale – Director, Academy for Global Studies in Austin, TX
  • 2. Purpose of the Presentation
    • We hope to help you:
    • generate political support
    • generate financial support
    • communicate academic purpose
    • create programmatic partnerships
  • 3. When do we need to “make the case?”
    • New initiatives in a school or district
    • Partnership proposals with other organizations
    • Creating a new school
    • Changing or adding district or state policies
    • Creating a statewide global education initiative
    • Foundation RFP’s
  • 4. Purpose of the Presentation
    • To “make the case”, you must convince people:
    • WHY global skills and knowledge are important generally and relevant locally
    • WHAT quality global education produces
    • HOW it can be done
    • WHO should be involved in the effort
  • 5. Developing Community Support
    • Prove that globalization is a “down-home” issue
    • Define the goal for global skills and knowledge in your community
    • Help others envision how it will happen
    • Decide who to involve
  • 6. Scope of our Presentation
    • Give you a framework for how to convince others
    • Show you examples of how we have done it
    • Brainstorm collaboratively ways to do this in your community
  • 7. Convince People WHY…
    • Framework
    • Make global skills and knowledge locally relevant
      • Economically
      • Demographically
      • Culturally
    • Examples
      • Research of local international trade, demographics
  • 8. Convince People WHY…
    • Microlab #1
    • Global skills and knowledge are “down home.”
    • Question:
    • How is your local community already global?
      • Consider:
      • Populations present
      • Industries with international ties
      • Community groups
  • 9. Show WHAT it looks like…
    • Framework
    • Define what it will take to be a successful member of the community you have described.
    • Examples
      • NC in the World Global Competencies
      • Profile of an ISSN Graduate
      • ISSN Global Competencies
      • NC in the World Action Plan
  • 10.
    • Microlab #2
    • Define what it will take to be a successful member of the global community you have described.
    • Question:
    • What global skills and knowledge do students need to enter the global community successfully?
    Show WHAT it looks like…
  • 11. Envision HOW to make it happen…
    • Framework
    • Determine how to address each global competency. Changes may have to occur in:
        • Policies
        • Funding
        • Curriculum
        • New programmatic partnerships
    • Examples
      • AGS schedule and programs
      • NC in the World programs
      • Innovative scheduling
      • Innovative programs
  • 12.
    • Microlab #3A
    • Determine how to address each global competency.
    • Question:
    • What potential signature elements will your program have that address a global competency from your list?
    • Consider:
        • School-based initiatives
        • Community-based initiatives
        • Additional graduation requirements that go beyond existing school, district, or state standards
        • Signature elements that attract interest and generate support
    Envision HOW to make it happen…
  • 13. Envision HOW to make it happen…
    • Microlab #3B
    • Consider structural systems that need to be in place to support your initiative.
    • Question:
    • What support systems are necessary and feasible in my community?
    • Consider:
        • Teacher professional development
        • Technology needs
        • Creative Scheduling
        • Funding resources
  • 14. Consider WHO to involve…
    • Framework
    • Decide who in your community needs to hear your message.
    • Examples
    • Business Leaders
    • Foundations
    • State Agencies
    • Institutions of higher learning
    • Other schools and educational programs
    • Individuals
    • Community groups
    • Note: Approach each audience as a potential partner.
  • 15. Consider WHO to involve…
    • Microlab #4
    • Consider your audience.
    • Question:
    • Who in my community needs to hear my message?
    • Consider the need for:
      • political support
      • financial support
      • academic purpose
      • programmatic partnerships
  • 16. Put it all together…
    • WHEN and WHERE will you take your next step?
    • Example
    • Academy for Global Studies powerpoint
  • 17. Put it all together…
    • Microlab #5
    • Take the next step.
    • Question:
    • When and where will you make the case?
      • Consider:
      • Faculty meetings
      • State Department of Education Meetings
      • Foundation Requests for Proposals
  • 18. Contact
    • Matt Friedrick
      • Project Manager, NC in the World
      • UNC Center for International Understanding
      • [email_address]
    • Theresa McCorquodale
      • Director, Academy for Global Studies in Austin
      • Austin Independent School District
      • [email_address]