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NCMSA10 Session 7 "A School's Journey to Globalization"

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    1. 1. A School’s Journey Towards Globalization Team Members: Shannen Bretz and Casey Stringham
    2. 3. All About PRMS <ul><li>Porter Ridge Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>1,349 students, 29 AYP subgroups </li></ul><ul><li>124 staff members (93 certified, 31 non) </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina School of Distinction meeting Growth Standard with approximately 86% of our students performing at or above grade level. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Hobbies, Favorite thing to teach <ul><li>Using 21 st Century technology to meet students’ learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a global school </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with community and business partners </li></ul><ul><li>Using diagnostic assessments, to provide individualized instruction targeted at students’ specific strengths and weaknesses </li></ul>
    4. 5. What most people don’t know about me <ul><li>Technology Immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Every teacher has an LCD projector, </li></ul><ul><li>Math teachers all have airliners </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills teachers all have document cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Science/Social Studies all have Smartboards/Mimios </li></ul><ul><li>Related Arts is next </li></ul><ul><li>Six mobile laptop carts </li></ul>
    5. 6. Personal Mission Statement <ul><li>Use data whether Union County Strategic Plan, Superintendent’s Focus Areas, Survey Data, School Improvement Plan, EOG, EVAAS, or ClassScape to become a Honor School of Excellence with no achievement gaps </li></ul>
    6. 7. Favorite Sports Teams <ul><li>Porter Ridge Pirates </li></ul><ul><li>Boys basketball tournament runner-ups </li></ul><ul><li>7 th grade football tournament runner ups, 8 th grade semifinals </li></ul>
    7. 8. Favorite thing about PRMS <ul><li>Culture of continuous learning within our building that supports our mission of cultivating high-achieving, globally competitive students </li></ul><ul><li>Quality teachers and administrators cultivated through distributive leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with community stakeholders </li></ul>
    8. 9. DID YOU KNOW? <ul><li>By 2040 40% of our students will have a native language other than English. </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020 half the student population will be non-Caucasian being taught by educators who are 87% Caucasian. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school students confront a host of transitions associated with the emergence of puberty, including dramatic physical, social-emotional, and cognitive changes, they also undergo transformations in relationships with parents, encounter more emotionally intense interactions with peers, and struggle with personal identity issues. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Self Evaluation <ul><li>Where is your school on the Journey to Globalization? </li></ul>
    10. 11. Beginning: We had to ask ourselves are we global? <ul><li>Do our teachers understand the students they teach today? </li></ul><ul><li>Does our staff maximize the use of technology 21 st century students need to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Are our students and staff culturally sensitive? </li></ul><ul><li>What strategies are we implementing to help our faculty become more culturally aware? </li></ul>
    11. 12. Develop a Globalization Plan <ul><ul><li>Work with District Strategic Plan and Superintendent Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Globalization Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify what we are already doing well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with Community Organizations and other Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Staff Development Opportunities for the Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve Parent Interest Groups </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Work with District Strategic Plan and Superintendent Goals <ul><ul><li>Superintendent Focus Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GIG *Globalization *Innovation *Graduation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County Globalization Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Improvement Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Goals in the Teacher IGP’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Green Initiative” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>added recycling bins throughout the school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Added document cameras to most classrooms to reduce number of copies needed </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Create a Globalization Team <ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>6th Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>7th Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>8th Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Related Arts Teachers </li></ul>
    14. 15. Identify What We are Already Doing Well <ul><li>Teacher Web Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in the classroom </li></ul>
    15. 16. Partner with Community Organizations and other Schools <ul><li>“ Night of Latin Voices” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 local organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heifer International </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6th Grade Charity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultural Performances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students perform cultural plays for the elementary students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sister Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently working with 25 schools in 5 different countries and 2 states </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Create Staff Development Opportunities for the Staff <ul><li>World View </li></ul><ul><li>Global Panel at Staff Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Book Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Cups of Tea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by Greg Mortenson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involving Latino Families in Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by Concha Delgado Gaitan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Activities are done on Moodle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Involve Parent Interest Groups <ul><li>PTO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of Hispanic Night </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Book Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Book Study with Three Cups of Tea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Web Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight Gobal Activities in our classrooms on the School Web Page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report Cards and Progress Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created a drop down for comments in Russian and Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Improvement Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Citizens </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>Casey </li></ul>
    19. 20. Globalization? <ul><li>Increasing worldwide integration of markets for goods, services and capital (money). Source: Student notebook, from Glencoe grade 6 SS book. </li></ul><ul><li>GLOBALIZATION = GOING GLOBAL </li></ul>
    20. 21. Globalization <ul><li>Interact, inform, examine viewpoints, experience, expose and empathize. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership is about empathy. Its about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfery </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 22. Grade Level Charities
    22. 24. What is Heifer?
    23. 25. Heifer International Source:
    24. 27. <ul><li>International trade, imports, exports, GDP, working conditions, natural resources, developing & developed countries, economy…. </li></ul>
    25. 28. Must Infuse Technology!
    26. 29. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.
    27. 30. poll Poll created in Moodle
    28. 31. Where do these items come from? SmartBoard interactive map
    29. 33. Organic Banana Commercial made with a Flip Video
    30. 35. Public Service Announcements
    31. 37. Timeline – Interactive timeline builder
    32. 38. flowchart Flowchart of coffee sale processes- using
    33. 39. 4 boxes 1 2 3 Four Boxes, “Old school Blog”
    34. 40. Cut flowers “ Movie” made with Photo story
    35. 41. Location/Bogota
    36. 42. Rainforest alliance Source:
    37. 43. Consumer poll- revisited
    38. 44. Global Citizens Interact, inform, viewpoint, experience, expose and empathize.