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Global Education Presentation


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Global Education Presentation

  1. 1. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela
  2. 2. Global Citizenship Significance Todd Noyes Ithaca High School Ithaca city school district Ithaca, NY Engage, Educate and Empower
  3. 3. Presentation Overview • What is Global Education? • Global Competencies • Benefits/Impact of Global Education • Examples of Global Topics/Challenges • What can we do? • Online Resources • Sample Pathways
  4. 4. What is Global Education?
  5. 5. Global Education “Global education must prepare students to understand perspectives of other people and cultures across all grade levels and disciplines so as to be able to solve common problems and develop better working relationships.” The Global Education Advisory Council from “Global Education: What Does It Look Like in Schools?” (2011)
  6. 6. Global education is more than learning about other cultures or respecting diversity.
  7. 7. Globally Competent Students Investigate their world Recognize perspectives Communicate ideas Take action Asia Society, Educating for Global Competence
  8. 8. Global Competencies: Exemplifies what skills and knowledge sets our students should have through global education.
  9. 9. The 21st Century Skills Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Creativity Collaboration Cross-cultural Understanding Communication Computing Digital Literacy
  10. 10. What type of citizen do we want to prepare for the 21st century?
  11. 11. Global Citizenship “Because of growing ethic, cultural, racial, language and religious diversity throughout the world, citizenship education needs to be changed in substantial ways to prepare students to function effectively in the 21st century.” James A. Banks (School of Education at Johns Hopkins University)
  12. 12. Why an International Focus? • Economic competiveness and jobs • Global challenges • National security and diplomacy • A diverse U.S. society
  13. 13. Global Topics • Economics • Population issues • Environmental issues • Humanitarian events • Health challenges • Language issues • Technology • Think globally act locally
  14. 14. Global Challenges
  15. 15. Global Challenges
  16. 16. Global Challenges Ganges River (India)
  17. 17. What can we do?
  18. 18. Techniques to Empower and Engage Students • Empathy • Interdisciplinary connections • Studying abroad • Participation in society • Fluency in another language • Technology literacy and skills
  19. 19. Current Assets • Our school community is ethnically and racially diverse • Students learn about culture through the study of a foreign language • Students have the opportunity for foreign travel • We accept exchange students from other countries
  20. 20. What Does Global Competence Look Like in a Teacher? • Understanding your cultural identity • Global dimensions • Engaging students • Valuing input • Creating and modeling
  21. 21. Current Situation • There are pockets of excellent Global Education that are producing increased Global Competencies, but they are scattered and some may not be intentional. • How can we identify what we are doing, what we need to do and how we can implement these things in an intentional way? • Can we utilize the instructional and school climate PLC’s to launch this effort?
  22. 22. I do not have the time!
  23. 23. It is not about revamping your entire unit or starting from the beginning. All you need to do is enhance, add in or innovate a specific lesson that lends to an international focus.
  24. 24. How do I Start? Enhance your standards by • Sharing cultural stories • Learn from students, parents and community members • Plan an outing • Guest speaker • International night • ePal project with another school • Mystery skype with another school
  25. 25. Mystery Skype
  26. 26. Online Resources • Global Education Conference • iEarn • Oxfam Education • Skype • Asia Society • World Savvy • NEA Foundation • TED-Ed • Primary Source • ePals • Global Nomads Group - Campfire
  27. 27. Sample Pathways • Establishing a “sister school” in another country • Creating projects that involve students in multiple countries • Invite globally-focused speakers and performers • Participate in globally-focused service projects • Encourage establishment of globally focused extra-curricular activities
  28. 28. “We must focus on integrating international perspectives into our classroom. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.” Secretary Arne Duncan, November 14, 2011
  29. 29. Thank You Think Globally Act Locally Todd Noyes