Teachers' Global Knowledge

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  • Teachers' Global Knowledge

    1. 1. Collaborative partnership between West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of International Schools West Virginia Center for Professional Development
    2. 2. • History of WV GoGlobal • Program Goals • Program Overview
    3. 3. The West Virginia GoGlobal Program • Application and selection process • Two year commitment from the school/county • School teams of 6 to 8 teachers per school • School and teacher incentives • Expert mentor support • Professional learning community • Focused, authentic interdisciplinary global learning
    4. 4. Year 1 Goals: 2009-10 Building Professional Learning Communities in Schools 1. Influence of culture on the identity of diverse students 2. Use of technology, partnerships and resources to facilitate international learning experience 3. Effective design and implementation of school-wide international learning 4. Global awareness and positive student global dispositions
    5. 5. GoGlobal History - Participants Participating Schools - • Bridgeport High School, Harrison County • Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier County • Hurricane Town Elementary School, Putnam County • Logan Elementary School, Logan County • Spring Mills Middle School, Berkeley County • Wildwood Middle School, Jefferson County • Woodsdale Elementary, Ohio County • Oak Glen Middle School, Ohio County
    6. 6. GoGlobal Mentors • One expert mentor per school • Monthly on-site visit and/or conference • Online communication through program wiki • Progress reports
    7. 7. WV GoGlobal History Summer 2009 Four day GoGlobal Immersion Academy • Japanese Immersion • Spanish Immersion • Teams create Year 1 Action Plan
    8. 8. GoGlobal History – Fall/Winter 2009 Fall/Winter 2009 • Team teachers implement international education initiatives • Document best practices and submit implementation artifacts through program wiki • Planning for school-wide Year 1 culminating activity
    9. 9. GoGlobal History Spring 2010 Spring 2010 • Two days of professional development • Teams present best practices • Plan of action to recruit teachers • Cultural presenter – Ministry of Education in Japan sent Japanese Kirie artist
    10. 10. Year 2 Goals: 2010-11 Building Student Global Competencies 4 Domains of Global Competence: 1. Investigate the World 2. Recognize Perspectives 3. Communicate Ideas 4. Take Action Adopted from EdSteps Global Competence Matrix
    11. 11. EdSteps • West Virginia is an EdSteps Partner state • Global Competence Matrix • Created in partnership with the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning • http://www.edsteps.org
    12. 12. Year 2: 2010-11 • Two teachers from each team attending 2010 Partnership for Global Learning Conference • Selecting sessions focused on 4 Domains • Presenting to teachers summer 2010
    13. 13. Year 2: 2010-11 Building Student Global Competencies Summer 2010 • Four days professional development • Up to 8 recruit teachers from each school • Days 1-2 Immersion Activities • Days 3-4 Strategy Sessions: Domains School year 2010-2011 • Continue work in school and with mentor Spring 2011 • Two days professional development • Culminating celebration
    14. 14. Reflection • What connections can we make to our current plan to expand students’ ability to: • Investigate the World; Recognize Perspectives; Communicate Ideas; Take Action • What can we add to next year’s plan to expand students’ ability to: • Investigate the World; Recognize Perspectives; Communicate Ideas; Take Action
    15. 15. LANGUAGE is a vehicle to take us to the destination
    16. 16. Immersion Academy Protocols 1. High ratio of native speakers to teachers will provide maximum Comprehensible Input. 2. Teachers will engage in cultural learning experiences while listening in a world language.
    17. 17. Immersion Academy Protocols • Contextual support and repetition of key words will help the create meaning. • Teachers will further engage with world language through a variety of interactive activities designed to promote student choice.
    18. 18. Strategy Session Protocols • Join in small group discussion (English ok) • Garner strategies for implementation in YOUR school plan • Develop a complete Action Plan
    19. 19. Provide Feedback Borrow Good Ideas Questions and Answers?

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