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Estrada Globalsecondary

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Estrada Globalsecondary

  1. 1. Global Connections Walter Payton College Prep
  2. 3. WPCP <ul><li>Math Science World Language College Prep High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in the north loop area of Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selective Enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student travel from every corner of the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65% non-white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34% low income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% awesome !!! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Our Journey <ul><li>Payton – 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Freshman only each year </li></ul><ul><li>School culture developed intentionally </li></ul><ul><li>International recruitment of teachers </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Vision and Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurturing global leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bringing it home </li></ul>
  5. 6. Our Values <ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Values drive our work! </li></ul>
  6. 7. No Classroom Walls <ul><li>Using the city as our classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to the world when everyone was looking inward after 9/11. </li></ul><ul><li>Our first exchange was developed during this time period. </li></ul>
  7. 8. World Class Education <ul><li>Team building and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous and challenging academic work and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Real-life problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships, relationships, relationships </li></ul><ul><li>What is success? </li></ul>
  8. 10. Curriculum <ul><li>Four years of World Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>French </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Four years of Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra through AP sequences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Four years of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics First for freshmen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP sequences </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Electives <ul><li>20 th Century Global Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American History </li></ul><ul><li>African-American History </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American Literature </li></ul><ul><li>African American Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Asian-American Literature </li></ul>
  10. 13. Globally Involved <ul><li>Project based learning experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing and contrasting research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-life problems </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. International Practices <ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>International visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs and Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Focus </li></ul></ul>
  12. 16. Teacher Leaders <ul><li>Global connections committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide expertise on new initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solve together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Risk-taking teachers to model for students </li></ul>
  13. 18. Technology <ul><li>Math Science Focus </li></ul><ul><li>TI NSpire Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Video-conferencing </li></ul>
  14. 20. Assessing our Work <ul><li>Effectiveness of our exchanges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language proficiency </li></ul></ul>
  15. 21. Equity <ul><li>What does equity look like at Payton? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to host </li></ul></ul>
  16. 26. Seminars <ul><li>Critical part of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences outside of the regular curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>International focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Israeli-Palestinian Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zulu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>French Film </li></ul></ul>
  17. 30. International Exchanges <ul><li>Over 30% of our juniors and seniors traveled this year to sister schools and/or service projects </li></ul><ul><li>Our Concert Choir was selected as part of the pre-Olympic activities in Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>Japan, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Ecuador, China, Argentina </li></ul>
  18. 31. Where do we go from here? <ul><li>Observe the current campaign in US </li></ul><ul><li>How do we use this opportunity to advance global education needs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging democracies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will democracy look like in the 21 st century? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 32. DAWN Project <ul><li>Determining a World’s Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with schools around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telepresence in six classrooms </li></ul></ul>
  20. 33. A New World? <ul><li>We live in a flat world, but knowledge of our world is not linear! </li></ul><ul><li>We are more connected then ever before at the push of a button or mouse, yet human relationships are no less complex and human issues no less compelling! </li></ul><ul><li>These are the conditions of our task! </li></ul>

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