This week is International Education Week and we want to honor it by taking a look at what is happening nationally.
A look at how internationalization of teacher education plays out abroad.
A look at the state of internationalization of teacher education in the U.S.
Recent advances to the studies of neuroscience have shown that the brain functions better through the use of exercise and play. Therefore, physical education is a great way to introduce global learning concepts by using movement and games.
How is society going to address pressing global issues? Hear how some students are making a difference.
How one art project encourages students to connect globally while solving problems locally.
For the first time, there is broad recognition around the world about the importance of educating for global competence. Different countries and organizations may use different terms, but they all are ultimately calling for the development of the same knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are now required for success in a global 21st century.
Jack Bierwith has been the superintendent of Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island, New York for thirteen years and has guided the district as it has added language classes and integrated global competence into its curriculum for all students. Read his words of advice.
As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.
Being a state leader in education has many challenges. Yet despite the persistent nudge of crushing responsibility, there are groups of chief state school officers and governors who have made great strides in integrating global content into student expectations. Why do they make the professional commitment and personal sacrifice to accomplish all of this and more? Because they know that at the heart of what they do, they want to prepare children for the future and the interconnected world in which they will be working and living.