Global Competency:
"Learn "with" the world...
not just "about" the world."

Toni Theisen
Loveland High School
Loveland, Co...
“Teaching students about the world is not a subject in itself,
separate from other content areas, but should be an integra...
Global Competencies at the
top of the list:
1. ability to communicate effectively across
linguistic and cultural boundarie...
Essential dimensions of
global competence:
•
•
•
•

Students investigate the world beyond their
immediate environment.
Stu...
“We should think of schools as global enterprises,
not local entities, and draw on global resources.”
Yong Zhao-Catching U...
“The United States is busy closing the achievement gap.
Asian countries are busy closing the creativity gap.”
Yong Zhao-Ca...
Ed Steps
• A call for authentic student work that
demonstrates global competency
• Led by the Council of Chief State Schoo...
Global Resources
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Globalization 101
Asia Society
Oxfam Education
Global Education Collaborative Ning
The America...
Global Participation
• iEARN (International Education and
Resource Network)
• Global Nomads Group
• Taking It Global
• GLO...
Questions
1. How are we preparing our students to
meet global challenges?
2. How do we influence what happens in our
schoo...
Sources
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/3819601105/in/pool-858082@N25/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36076...
Toni Theisen’s
Global Wikispaces
• http://lhsfrenchclasses.wikispaces.com/
• http://loveland-lareole.wikispaces.com/
(exch...
Global Competency:
"Learn "with" the world...
not just "about" the world."

Toni Theisen
Loveland High School
Loveland, Co...
Questions
1. How are we preparing our students to
meet global challenges?
2. How do we influence what happens in our
schoo...
Global competency 2010
Global competency 2010
Global competency 2010
Global competency 2010
Global competency 2010
Global competency 2010
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Global competency 2010

  1. 1. Global Competency: "Learn "with" the world... not just "about" the world." Toni Theisen Loveland High School Loveland, Co theisent@gmail.com
  2. 2. “Teaching students about the world is not a subject in itself, separate from other content areas, but should be an integral part of all subjects taught. We need to open global gateways and inspire students to explore beyond their national borders.” Vivien Stewart, Becoming Citizens of the World, Educational Leadership
  3. 3. Global Competencies at the top of the list: 1. ability to communicate effectively across linguistic and cultural boundaries 2. ability to see and understand the world from a perspective other then one's own 3. ability to understand and appreciate the diversity of societies and cultures.
  4. 4. Essential dimensions of global competence: • • • • Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment. Students recognize their own and others’ perspective. Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences. Students translate their ideas and findings into appropriate actions to improve conditions. EdSteps: http://www.edsteps.org/CCSSO/Home.aspx
  5. 5. “We should think of schools as global enterprises, not local entities, and draw on global resources.” Yong Zhao-Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
  6. 6. “The United States is busy closing the achievement gap. Asian countries are busy closing the creativity gap.” Yong Zhao-Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
  7. 7. Ed Steps • A call for authentic student work that demonstrates global competency • Led by the Council of Chief State School Officers • Global Competency Matrix
  8. 8. Global Resources • • • • • Globalization 101 Asia Society Oxfam Education Global Education Collaborative Ning The American Forum for Global Education • US Global Competence Website • European Youth Portal
  9. 9. Global Participation • iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) • Global Nomads Group • Taking It Global • GLOBE Program (Science Collaborative Projects)
  10. 10. Questions 1. How are we preparing our students to meet global challenges? 2. How do we influence what happens in our schools when global competency is the topic of discussion? 3. What are the implications for professional development?
  11. 11. Sources • • • • • • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/3819601105/in/pool-858082@N25/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/36076390@N07/3832270236/in/pool-858082@N25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/36076390@N07/3832270170/sizes/o/in/pool-858082@N25/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdieu/2655551439/sizes/o/in/pool-858082@N25/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/2919154295/sizes/o/in/pool-858082@N25/ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qD9Y8Ncd3I4/SYxd9Dvlt9I/AAAAAAAAB-I/W84MmsH0Gs0/s400/GlobalEducat • • • http://www.otromundoesposible.net/default.php?mod=magazine_detail&id=512 http://www.wordle.net/ http://www.homeofbob.com/literature/esl/icebergCulture.gif http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxspain/3219577797/sizes/l/ http://www.dobhran.com/images2/kidssrule-2.jpg http://www.techarena.in/files/image/news/global_collaboration.jpg • • • http://www.edsteps.org/CCSSO/ManageContent.aspx? system_name=I5nka44NofDD3IY38QBonx+Crwfdw+uF&selected_system_name=DR kDdjiObdU=
  12. 12. Toni Theisen’s Global Wikispaces • http://lhsfrenchclasses.wikispaces.com/ • http://loveland-lareole.wikispaces.com/ (exchange projects with school in France) http://lovelandmatamata.wikispaces.com/ (exchange projects with New Zealand)
  13. 13. Global Competency: "Learn "with" the world... not just "about" the world." Toni Theisen Loveland High School Loveland, Co theisent@gmail.com http://globalcompetency.wikispaces.com
  14. 14. Questions 1. How are we preparing our students to meet global challenges? 2. How do we influence what happens in our schools when global competency is the topic of discussion? 3. What are the implications for professional development?

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