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Global Citizen

  1. 1. What IS aGlobal ? Citizen Jennifer Groff ISTE 2007jennifer_groff@mail.harvard.edu
  2. 2. “We must re-define, as each generation has done, what it means to be an educated American in a changing world. The educated American of the twenty-first century...” ~The Committee for Economic Development in Education for Global Leadership (2006)
  3. 3. Today’s panel discussion
  4. 4. Ed Gragert iEARN
  5. 5. What makes a global citizen? “Going Beyond Learning ABOUT the World to Being engaged WITH the World!”
  6. 6. iEARN• Engages about 2 million students every day in interactive, curriculum-based collaborative projects with peers in 118 countries.• Creates communities of practice for educators and young people in structured and safe online environments to take the hassle out of navigating the web.• Has award-winning opportunities for face-to- face and online course professional development global classroom activities• Provides opportunities for youth and educator events in the US and internationally to interact with online partners. Join us in Cairo in July!
  7. 7. Jen FlynnEF Education
  8. 8. About EF EFs Mission: To inspire the next generation of global citizens by breaking down the barriers of language, culture and geography
  9. 9. About EF EF Education’s Wish: For every student to have an international experience before they leave high school
  10. 10. About EF• Four decades of experience• Two million people choose EF every year• Hundreds of offices and schools in 51 countries• 3,000 staff and 23,000 teachers• A worldwide presence!
  11. 11. Emily KornblutTakingITGlobal
  12. 12. Westley FieldMLC School
  13. 13. Barry JosephGlobal Kids
  14. 14. What IS aGlobal ? Citizen
  15. 15. We live in a New World...
  16. 16. We live in aGlobalized Society...
  17. 17. Globalization is... “...what happens when the movement of people, goods, or ideas among countries and regions accelerates.” ~John H. Coatesworth “Globalization, Growth, and Welfare in History,” in Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium (2004), p. 38
  18. 18. The world has experienced cycles ofglobalization before... “Most of the societies that endured the miseries of globalization became more productive and wealthier than other societies that did not globalize.” ~John H. Coatesworth “Globalization, Growth, and Welfare in History,” in Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium (2004), p. 38
  19. 19. Globalization is...the interaction of 4 distinct trends: ‣ Economic: The globalization of economies and the rise of Asia ‣ Science & Technology are changing the world ‣ Health & Security Matters: Every major issue...will require international cooperation ‣ Changing Demographics: Globalization has accelerated immigration ~Viven Stewart, Asia Society in “Becoming Citizens of the World,” Educational Leadership, April 2007
  20. 20. Because of Globalization...“...young people the world over needmore innovative thinking skills,cultural awareness, higher-ordercognitive skills, and sophisticatedcommunication and collaboration thanever before.” ~ M. Suarez-Ozozco & C. Sattin “Globalization, Growth, and Welfare in History,” in Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium (2004), p. 38
  21. 21. “Children growing up today will need to develop...the higher order cognitive and interpersonal skills to learn, to work, and to live with others, which are increasingly likely to be of very different racial, religious, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.” ~M. Suarez-Orozco & H. Gardner in “Education for Globalization” (2002)
  22. 22. What IS aGlobal ? Citizen
  23. 23. “We must re-define, as each generation has done, what it means to be an educated American in a changing world. The educated American in a changing world. The educated American of the twenty-first century...”
  24. 24. What IS a Global Citizen?
  25. 25. What IS a Global Citizen? KNOWLEDGE SKILLS
  26. 26. What IS a Global Citizen? KNOWLEDGE SKILLS VIRTUES
  27. 27. Thoughts?
  28. 28. Global Literacy & Education
  29. 29. Steps Forward
  30. 30. “ [Becoming an adult means] taking a place in society at large and caring.” ~Erik Erikson
  31. 31. Continuing the discussion...http://events.takingitglobal.org/necc/discuss/6329
  32. 32. What IS aGlobal ? Citizen
  33. 33. “We need to develop a network of increasingly complex skills in order to participate in the global digital network.” ~Antonio Battro “Digital Skills, Globalization, and Education,” in Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium (2004), p. 38

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