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Global Learning for Educators webinars are offered free twice monthly, September 2012 - May 2013. Please visit for details and registration. …

Global Learning for Educators webinars are offered free twice monthly, September 2012 - May 2013. Please visit for details and registration.

What is your school doing to prepare students for success in the global era? Join Brandon Wiley, Director of the International Studies Schools Network at Asia Society, to learn how to implement global learning initiatives in your school. Understand how schools across the United States are utilizing innovative approaches and proven practices in global education. Get strategies and tools to help ensure students develop global competence and are prepared for a global society.

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  • Businesses, communities, and families are demanding that students graduate both ready for college and globally competent. Asia Society ’s education agenda helps schools, afterschool, and extended learning time programs meet both demands.
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    • 1. Schools: Go Global andPrepare Students for Success Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning Webinar September 27, 2012 Series Brandon Wiley Director, International Studies Schools Network Twitter: @bwileyone 1
    • 2. Our Goals Today1.) Global Competence – What is it and why does it matter?2.) System Level Structures/Practices – What can schools do to promote global competence?3.) Examples in Action/Tools to Assist You – Denver Center for International Studies (Denver, CO) International School of the Americas (San Antonio, TX) 2
    • 3. Asia Society at a Glance: A Connector, Convener and Catalyst Between the US and Asia  Museum Exhibitions  Cross-Cultural Dialogue  Performances  Asian Historical Heritage  Commissions  Current Trends in Asia Leadership and Talent  Partnership for Global Corporate Conferences Learning Task Forces & Reports  Chinese Language Working Groups, Studies initiatives & White Papers  Global Cities Initiative  Track II Dialogues on Key Issues  Afghanistan/Pakistan Region  Food Sustainability Strategic Studies  Water Security  Livability of Asian Cities 3
    • 4. Education Departments GoalsWe strive to develop young people’sglobal competence to investigate theworld, recognize perspectives,communicate and collaborate acrosscultures and take action through:•Learning Experiences for Students•Professional Development andCurriculum for Teachers•Best Practices for School Systems•Resources for Emerging GlobalLeaders 4
    • 5. The Challenge• Achievement gap – the inability of schools to effectively educate all low income and underserved minority students;• Opportunity gap – the need for every student to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for success in the 21st century global economy dominated by the rise of Asia. 5
    • 6. A Changing World Demands Changing Skills 6
    • 7. The Next Economy isA Science and Knowledge Economy-need scientific and technological literacyA Resource-Challenged Economy-need critical thinking about sustainable economies and resourcesA Globally Interdependent Economy-global competence is a core competenceA Demographically Diverse Economy-requires cross-cultural leadership skillsAn Innovation-Driven Economy-requires students who can learn how to learn and adapt to rapidchange 7
    • 8. Globalization of the Economy• Globalization is driving demand for an internationally competent workforce – One in five jobs is tied to international trade – Most future business growth will be in overseas markets 8
    • 9. Global Issues, Local Solutions Human Security and Citizenship  Our challenges are international challenges: global health, global warming, energy/water, terrorism  Our security is intertwined with our understanding of other cultures  Increasing diversity in our schools and workplaces require increased understanding of other cultures Education  Growing global talent pool – U.S. now 18th in the world in HS graduation rates  Only 50% of U.S. high school students study a foreign language, and less in lower grades 9
    • 10. In the 21st Century Students Will Be: Selling to the world Buying from the world Working for international companies Managing diverse employees Competing with people on the other side of the world for jobs and markets Working with people all over the world in joint ventures and global work teams Solving global problems such as AIDS, avian flu, environmental problems, and resolving conflicts ARE THEY READY? 10
    • 11. How Do We Define Global Competence?• Content Knowledge Matters• Global Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition – Investigate the World – Recognize Perspectives – Communicate Ideas – Take Action 11
    • 12. Implementation• ISSN - Network of 34 globally-focused schools across the US, currently operating in 7 states• Predominantly located in low-income, high-minority communities• On-time graduation rate of 92% and of those, over 90% went to college 12
    • 13. International Studies School Design Model Vision, Mission, Student Learning Outcomes and Culture Successful Curriculum, Assessment,Partnerships Globally-focused & Instruction School/District School Organization & Professional Learning Governance Communities 13
    • 14. Elements of a Globally-Focused School or Classroom• Creating a global vision and culture• Recruiting and preparing globally competent teachers• Transforming curriculum and instruction by integrating international content; student-centered pedagogy• Emphasizing language proficiency• Expanding student learning experiences through technology, international travel and partnerships, internationally service learning and internships 14
    • 15. What Would You See in These Schools?• Project-based, performance assessment approach• Real-world, out-of-school learning• High-quality world language program• Emphasis on diversity as an asset• New and traditional literacies• Technology• Service Learning
    • 16. Curriculum, Assessment & InstructionWhat would globally focusedcurriculum and instruction “looklike” in ….• Science?• Language Arts?• History?• World Language?• Interdisciplinary Coursework?
    • 17. Take our SAGE advice…Student choiceAuthentic ContextGlobal SignificanceExhibition to an Audience 17
    • 18. Tools to Assist YouEducating for Global Competence
    • 19. Tools to Assist You Free download -
    • 20. Tools to Assist YouEducating for Global CompetenceStrategic Planning Questions based on ISSN Design
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    • 22. Tools to Assist YouEducating for Global CompetenceStrategic Planning Questions based on ISSN DesignNetworking with Schools/DistrictsFree web-based resources/ webinar series
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    • 25. Final Thoughts Lead your education communities in developing a deep understanding of the importance of global competence for the success of every student and in considering what a school’s mission should be in the 21st century. ·Create opportunities for your schools to systematically investigate how addressing matters of global significance can become a mainstay of a school’s culture—reflected in its structures, practices, and relationships with people and institutions outside the school. · Pilot new and strengthen existing approaches to promote global competence, from new course offerings in world languages and other internationally focusedcontent to globally focused service learning and internships to international travel and virtual exchange opportunities for students and teachers. · Feature best practices stemming from your schools and communities. Create conditions for interested stakeholders (teachers, administrators, parents, businesses) to reflect about the opportunities embedded in best practices and what can be done to support them and expand their reach. 26