-Schools are broken down into elementary, middle and high schools. -In elementary school, children ages 5-11 learn how to read and write and are introduced to other subjects such as math, science, and history. -In middle school, or jr. high school, students are ages 12-14. -They change classes or teachers for each subject -High school is the last level of schooling before trade school or university. Students ages 15-18 study more specialized curricula and take state tests to graduate.
Offered by schools and community organizations, after—school programs play an important role for New York City youth in elementary and middle schools. These after school programs expand the time students spend learning each day and give students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. These activities enhance the daytime academic curriculum by encouraging students to creatively apply what they have learned. Some are free of charge, while others do charge a fee. YMCA is an example of such an after school program on Staten Island which we have worked with.
Sharlen- Send emails a week before your workshop, meet in person to discuss or talk over the phone! Either way, let’s chat I know that English might not be your first language but don’t be nervous! Talking loudly, clearly, and at a good pace will help keep students engaged and interested Some workshops will be elementary, some will be middle or high school. Work with you GC educator to make content and activities understandable for the age-group of the students. Examples- how would you tailor a language lesson to elementary students vs middle school students? This is very important! We want this program to be as interactive and engaging as possible. Don’t just stand at the front of the classroom and lecture. You can share general facts about your country but also incorporate yourself into the workshop. How do water shortages effect you personally? Things don’t always go as planned. Technology can stop working. But that’s ok! As along as you stay positive, the students will too We will review with you how to create an engaging WS If you’re having fun, the students will too
We highly encourage that you start your presentation with a warm up/ice-breaker to get students engaged and start strong. In teacher language, we call it a “hook” to hook students into the lesson and get them interested. It should be fun and simple! Here are a few ideas: First impressions: What do you know about Malaysia? [write on board and talk briefly about the accuracy of each one] Language: [Apa Khabar? Baik! Saya cinta kamu.] Three guesses to what these phrases mean in Malay. [teach them how to say it and let them practice] Name games: good for small groups because asking each one to share can take up too much time. Think of adjective that describes you that has the same letter as your first name, Midget Mei. Other games Picture guess: Petronas Twin Towers Basically, choose an activity that you feel comfortable with and that catches students’ attention! Make sure it’s age appropriate.
This might need to be adjusted a bit…some of these things will take kind of a long time to figure out if they have to first narrow the word down to a genre, and then need to figure out who/what/etc it is….maybe each person can ask each other person 2 questions (3 maybe?)
Handing out program materials. Overview of: Mission, LINC Model, Multiplier effect, Programs, Stats, Reading Advocate Position.
Global Classroom Training- Spring 2014
Global Classroom Training
About Global Classroom, Global Competence, Our Programs
Where We Work, Schools in NYC, Your Role
How It Works, Guidelines
Global Guide Representive
Next Steps, Staying Connected
Who We Are
• Laura Tajima, Director of Global Classroom
• Suzy Sorensen, Coordinator of Global Classroom
• Giselle Diez, Program Coordinator of One To World
• Shannon Finnegan, Global Classroom Fellow
• Sharlen Smith, Global Classroom Fellow
• Mei Yee Chew, Global Classroom Fellow
What We Do
One To World‘s
Global Classroom connects New
York City youth and trained, international university scholars
with interactive workshops that engage students in learning
about world cultures and global issues. Through face-toface interactions and meaningful cross-cultural
exchange with international with
leaders of tomorrow, today’s
New York City K-12 (Not teach!)
students develop the skills, awareness
and understanding to become global citizens in their
communities, both locally and worldwide.
What is a Global
What is Global Competence?
◦ Explore. Supplement existing
curriculum by providing an
interactive forum for students to
investigate the world beyond their
◦ How to: introduce topics the
students can relate to; include
activities and discussion; use media
and other technology
◦ Recognize. Increase students’
awareness of diverse cultures
and perspectives as it relates to
their own lives and global issues
◦ How to: share from a personal
perspective; always ask students
about their experiences
◦ Discuss. Cultivate meaningful
exchange between students and
Global Guides to break down
previously held misconceptions
◦ How to: be interested in
students; ask questions; address
◦ Connect. Inspire students to
apply what they’ve learned to
their own lives and share their
experiences with others beyond
◦ How to: come back to visit;
connect over our blog and other
online resources; encourage
students to continue sharing
their experience, exploring
Your Role as a Global Guide
The goal is NOT to have students remember your
country’s capital or some facts, but instead, to
participate in a dialogue in order to gain a better
understanding of other groups of people and
develop a sense of their roles as citizens of an
Our Programs: Spring 2014
WATER: Students learn about people’s relationship
with water and their community's water issues.
SUSTAINABILITY: Students learn about
environmental challenges and solutions in
communities around the world.
Our Programs: Spring 2014
CURRENT EVENTS: Choose a recent
news article about your country and share
about it from your own perspective.
GLOBAL CITIES: What is life like in your
city? What are some major challenges your
CAREERS/MATH: Share your career path
and how you use math in your career.
INVESTIGATING CONFLICTS: Students
learn about independence, revolutions,
social liberties, civil war, and conflict
resolutions from your perspective
ANCIENT TO MODERN: How has the
history of your country impacted life today?
Share an aspect of you culture that has
origins in ancient history.
How It Works
(1) Scheduling: we email you, then you respond
with classes suitable to your schedule and
interests and suggestions for your workshop
(2) Planning: work closely with a GC educator to
plan your lesson and activities. We encourage
you to meet in person, talk on the phone, etc.
(3) Leading: run your workshop with the help of a
GC educator - and have fun!
Code of Conduct
Maintain consistent communication with your Global
Classroom educator in the week preceding your workshop.
Arrive at your workshop at the designated time.
Dress appropriately for the workshop.
Demonstrate respectful, professional interpersonal conduct
with students. Inappropriate acts include unwanted physical
contact, sexual harassment, discrimination, or loss of temper.
Respect the community’s cultural norms and language.
Enjoy your Global Guide experience!
Schools in NYC: Know Your Students
Population of New York City
Approx. 8.2 million
Number of Students
Over 1.1 million (this is larger than the population
of 8 states!)
Number of Schools
# English Language Learners in
146,196 students (15%)
# of Languages Spoken in NYC
Percentage of NYC households
where English is NOT the primary 49%
Languages NYC Department of
Education documents are
Spanish, Chinese, Urdu, Russian, Bengali, Haitian
Creole, Korean, and Arabic
Schools in NYC: Grade Levels
Grades: Kindergarten, 1-5
Ages: 5-11 years old
Middle / Junior
Ages: 12-14 years old
Ages: 15-18 years old
Types of Classes
In-school: during the school
hours; more structured and formal
classes; 45-55 minutes per class;
After-school: usually between
3:00 - 6:00 PM; less structured and
informal; 60 - 90 minutes per class;
5 - 15 students
Leading a Workshop: Tips
Prepare your lesson with a GC educator.
Speak loudly and clearly.
Use age-appropriate content.
Be interested - be curious about the students’ cultures. Ask questions!
Be personal - use stories from your own life to share your culture.
Use activities, warm ups, and discussions to engage students
And HAVE FUN!
Leading a Workshop: Warm-ups
First Impressions – Ask students to tell you what they think about your country. Write
them on the board and relate back to them throughout your presentation. See how
many impressions they had were accurate!
Language – Begin speaking your language and have students guess what you are
saying. Teach them several phrases and have them practice in pairs.
Name Games -- It’s great to learn students’ names, especially in small groups. Have
the students introduce themselves and share an interesting fact about themselves.
Games – Play Rock, Paper, Scissor (or a similar game) in your language. Play a True
or False game with fun facts about your country. Winner gets a round of applause!
Picture Guess -- Choose a photo representative of your culture or the topic of your
presentation. Have the students guess what the photo is of and why it’s significant.
Leading a Workshop: Warm-ups
In small groups, plan and lead a sample
warm-up activity for the class. The warm-up
can incorporate one or more of your
• Sign Waiver & Code of Conduct.
• Create your profile // www.one-to-world.org.
• We’ll email you and you find a class, time, and
program that works for you.
• Commit to the date.
• Start planning your workshop with a GC educator.
• Lead a class!
How to Stay Connected
Laura | Director of Global Classroom | email@example.com
Suzy | Coordinator of Global Classroom | firstname.lastname@example.org
Giselle | Program Coordinator of One To World | email@example.com
Shannon | Global Classroom Fellow | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharlen | Global Classroom Fellow | email@example.com
Mei | Global Classroom Fellow | firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our blog | onetoworld.wordpress.com
Facebook or Tweet us | @OneToWorldInc
• Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference: April 7-11
• Public Speaking Workshop: March 8
• Twilight Cruise: April 25
• One To World Meals & Student Social Events
• To view the One To World Spring 2014 calendar and register for programs
Literacy Inc. Overview
LINC leverages community resources to provide expanded opportunities for children, grades K-2, to
read and, ultimately, to succeed. Whether in schools, parks, laundromats, hair salons, health
centers, or libraries; indeed, wherever children are found, LINC supported programs are available.
Services We Provide
Services We Do not Provide
Guided reading between older and younger students
Community literacy events
Workshops supporting parents with children learning to
Workshops supporting parent literacy
Support for parents running literacy events
Last year LINC’s volunteers served almost 1,500 children and parents at 44 events.