Jill Christianson, 21st Century Connections Panel

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  • Averages for all American subgroups differ significantly from the Finland average at the p < .05 level Source: Baldi, S., Jin, Y., Skemer, M., Green, P.J., and Herget, D. (2007). Highlights From PISA 2006: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context (NCES 2008–016). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Online at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008016
  • Source: Baer, J., Baldi, S., Ayotte, K., and Green, P. (2007). The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) (NCES 2008–017). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
  • TIMSS: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Source: Gonzales, P., Williams, T., Jocelyn, L., Roey, S., Kastberg, D., and Brenwald, S. (2008). Highlights From TIMSS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2009–001 Revised). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
  • 200,000 Students in China studying English (elem & secondary) 60,000 students in US studying Chinese 90% of students in Europe who study languages other than their home language 20% in US who do so. 15% of Elementary Schools in US offer some sort of language instruction other than English 88% it is Spanish 29% Hispanic 28% Asian 25% African /Caribbean 18% white
  • Also Creativity, Writing , Problem Solving Joint effort – CCSSO and Asia Society/ Partnership for Global Learning
  • Connect local and global MD schools Worcester Co. Parkville HS N Hagerstown HS C. Milton Wright HS Roberto Clemente MS
  • Jill Christianson, 21st Century Connections Panel

    1. 1. 21 st Century Connections Steps to Global Education MSEA, October 16, 2010 Jill Christianson National Education Association
    2. 2. NEA – International Timeline <ul><li>1920 </li></ul><ul><li>1945 </li></ul><ul><li>1993 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 and beyond </li></ul>
    3. 3. Education International <ul><li>www.ei-ie.org </li></ul><ul><li>402 affiliates, 173 nations </li></ul><ul><li>5 Regional Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Human Rights </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Global Competence <ul><li>In-depth knowledge of international issues </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to learn & work with people of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in more than one language </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for interdependent world community </li></ul>
    5. 6. Why Now? <ul><li>Interdependency of Economies </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Global Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Global Competence = Academic Achievement </li></ul>
    6. 7. Average 2006 PISA Science Literacy Scores U.S. 15-Year-Olds Compared to Finland
    7. 8. Average PIRLS Scores - US 4th-Graders Compared to Russia
    8. 9. Average 2007 TIMSS Math Scores of U.S. 8th Graders, by School Poverty Rate 48 participating nations
    9. 10. Language Learning <ul><li>200,000 60,000 </li></ul><ul><li>90% 20% </li></ul><ul><li>15% 88% </li></ul><ul><li>40% of immigrants in Maryland are bilingual </li></ul>
    10. 11. How in the World ? RTTT, Common Core Standards, etc. <ul><li>Teachable moments </li></ul><ul><li>Equity, social justice </li></ul><ul><li>Local to International </li></ul>
    11. 12. Partnership For Global Learning <ul><li>www.asiasociety.org/pgl </li></ul><ul><li>Urban education – International Schools </li></ul><ul><li>K-12, after school care, higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Language education </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons, activities, whole school initiatives </li></ul>
    12. 13. EdSteps – Global Competence <ul><li>www.edsteps.org </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the World </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Take Action </li></ul><ul><li>Continuum of Global Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute your lessons / activities </li></ul>
    13. 14. Teach UNICEF <ul><li>www.teachunicef.org </li></ul><ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Photos, charts, maps </li></ul><ul><li>Real children’s stories </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Social Action </li></ul>
    14. 15. Facing the Future <ul><li>www.facingthefuture.org </li></ul><ul><li>Current social issues </li></ul><ul><li>Standards based </li></ul><ul><li>Critical lens </li></ul>
    15. 16. World Wise Schools <ul><li>www.peacecorps.gov/wws </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom – Volunteer Match </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons, activities, games </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul>
    16. 17. Journeys In Film <ul><li>www.journeysinfilm.org </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Guides </li></ul><ul><li>International Films in English and/or </li></ul><ul><li>with Subtitles </li></ul>
    17. 18. iEARN <ul><li>www.iearn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Global network </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and youth - Internet and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Projects that enhance learning </li></ul>
    18. 19. 21 st Century Connections Steps to Global Education <ul><li>Web – www.nea.org/international </li></ul><ul><li>Group Sites </li></ul><ul><li>E-Newsletter </li></ul>
    19. 20. www.nea.org/international [email_address]

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