I recently wrote about how the Obama Administration's the career and technical education (CTE) plan calls for better collaboration and accountability from all stakeholders, including school districts, universities, and the private sector. An education system aligned to workforce needs that produces globally competent students will propel this country forward. My colleague Heather Singmaster, looks at the latest movements in the field. By Heather Singmaster I had the honor of attending and presenting at the National Career Clusters Institute in Washington, DC last week. While I was there, I was one of the first to view the new Common Career Technical ...

Guest blogger Jennifer Siaca Curry, director of national technical assistance for The After-School Corporation profiles how one New York City school designed expanded learning experiences to prepare students to be globally competent and ready for college and the interconnected world beyond. By Jennifer Siaca Curry Don't be surprised if you hear shouts of "GOOOOOOOOAL" ringing out as you walk by the Henry Street School for International Studies after 3:30pm on a school day. Coaches Rodriguez and Colmenares are helping their students investigate the world through one of the most popular sports on earth, soccer—or, to the rest of the...

CORRECTED Jennifer Manise of Longview Foundation shares a theory. Can we, as a field, validate her prediction? I spent the last month and a half traveling to different parts of the United States to participate in events focused on international education. I've met people who are passionately engaged in providing students and teachers with opportunities to build international understanding and further develop global perspectives. This work is going on in classrooms, buildings, districts, campuses, and beyond. All of these conversations remind me of the biggest story in science in the last decade: the building and use of the Large Hadron ...

Many apps can be used to teach for global competence, here is a short list.

There are now many apps to help teach for global competence.

Whether you are eight, eighteen, or twenty-eight, it is clear: global competence can open up new job opportunities to you.

Ways to combine STEM and global learning in out-of-school time.

Hong Kong has undergone extensive education reforms over the last twelve years. It has made access to education and 21st century skills a priority for all students.

You may be following the story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who fled to the U.S. Embassy right before high-level U.S.-China talks. He has subsequently been issued a passport and visa to work at New York University, where he landed just a few days ago. This, many argue, is a positive development in U.S.-China relations. Today, an American university-level student who lives in Beijing, shares his insight on U.S.-China relations, and a vision for the future. Daniel Tedesco is a 2011 Fulbright Scholar in Beijing and President of Global China Connection. ...

The Common Core State Standards view global awareness as an essential feature of college and career readiness. Elizabeth Howald, program director at Primary Source, a non-profit organization dedicated to deepening teachers’ knowledge of world histories and cultures, shares with us techniques and global resources that fit with the new standards. by Elizabeth Howald Eighty-seven percent of K-12 students in the U.S. live in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Though this widespread approval is no small feat in a country that has long resisted national learning standards, the Common Core cannot truly be called a success...

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