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Global education presentation

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Why global education is important to Pennsylvania students.

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Global education presentation

  1. 1. GLOBAL EDUCATION Why Selinsgrove Should Engage with the World
  2. 2. WHY GLOBAL COMPETENCY? • ¾ of the world’s purchasing power exists outside the U.S. • Job growth in international trade exceeds 100% on a 20-year average • One in five jobs is linked to international trade. • 40 million people in the U.S. are foreign-born
  3. 3. WHAT IT’S LIKE IN PENNSYLVANIA
  4. 4. WHAT IS PENNSYLVANIA DOING?
  5. 5. 821,386
  6. 6. WHY INCREASING GLOBAL COMPETENCY IS IMPORTANT TO OUR STUDENTS “All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry.” Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell
  7. 7. BUT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT A JOB It’s about citizenship. It’s about problem-solving in the 21st century. It’s about empathy and understanding.
  8. 8. IT’S ABOUT THE STUDENT
  9. 9. AND OUR WORLD
  10. 10. WHAT IS GLOBAL COMPETENCY? • Investigate the world • Recognize perspectives, others’ and their own • Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences • Take action to improve conditions • Asia Society, Educating for Global Competence
  11. 11. HOW GLOBAL COMPETENCY FITS WITH PA CORE • Greater rigor • Critical thinking skills • Increase in nonfiction reading • Less focus on teacher talk and more actively engaging students. • Emphasis on problem-solving and real-world application
  12. 12. GLOBAL COMPETENCY IS HOW THE CURRICULUM IS TAUGHT
  13. 13. CONNECT, COLLABORATE, CREATE
  14. 14. GLOBAL COMPETENCY ALSO INCLUDES • Technology literacy and skills • Interdisciplinary connections • Comfort with ambiguity and change • Creating and innovating • Active participation in society • Understanding of global issues
  15. 15. OUR CURRENT STRENGTHS • Strong language programs at the high school • Sister-school relationship with Senshu in Japan • Popular courses high school social studies dealing with other cultures • Annual summer trips to different countries • Addition of global cuisines in FACS courses • Close proximity to Susquehanna University and Bucknell Bucknell University • Language clubs at the high school
  16. 16. MAKE A PLAN • We have many strengths, but we don’t have an intentional global competency plan. • We need to identify what we are doing at all grade levels, what we need to do, and create a plan.
  17. 17. SOME CHANGES WE COULD MAKE We can move incrementally at all the grade levels. • Choose one unit a year to globalize. • Find global classroom partners. • Form a PLC of interested educators. • Invite speakers from other parts of the world. • Examine other rural districts who have made the change, for example Franklin West Supervisory Union in Vermont • Tap the expertise of SU and Bucknell
  18. 18. ADDITIONAL IDEAS • International night • Participate in academic projects that involve students in multiple countries • Expand Senshu ties to lower grades • Allow students time to explore and communicate with different cultures • Have globally focused movie nights or book clubs
  19. 19. RESOURCES • Asia Society’s Educating for Global Competency: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World (Mansilla and Jackson, 2011) • Global Education Checklist by Fred Czarra • Asia Society – www.asiasociety.com • World Savvy – www.worldsavvy.com • ePals – www.ePals.com • IREX – Teachers for a Global Classroom – www.irex.org

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