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September 23, 2015

Food as a Foundation for Global Understanding

Food is an integral part of every culture around the world and can be used as a substantive instructional tool. Here are project and curriculum ideas.

June 02, 2015

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art

Most U.S. students don't have the opportunity to come into contact with art, because they either don't have access - or more often, they don't feel like they have access. Here are strategies and free resources to help.

May 12, 2015

Building Research Skills Through Global Primary Sources

The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!

January 30, 2015

Three Ways to Integrate Community Partners and Global Learning Into an Expanded School Day

Expanded learning models create opportunities for schools and community partners to work together to offer more time for a balanced curriculum with engaged and personalized learning.

January 22, 2015

Harnessing Student Diversity to Foster Global Awareness

With diverse student populations now the majority demographic in US public schools, there is no better time to recognize and tap the assets these students can bring to the classroom.

January 17, 2015

After-School and Youth Development Programs Support Common-Core Implementation

Strategies, tools, and resources that advance out-of-school time programs as innovative partners in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

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.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

October 01, 2014

Global Dimensions of Math

Every curricular area has a global dimension that can be taught in the classroom, including math. This is often the area that is most difficult for people to grasp as being global, but math helps us understand the world—and we use the world to understand math. The world is interconnected and math shows these connections and possibilities. The earlier young learners can put these skills to practice, the more likely we are to remain an innovation society and economy.

June 27, 2014

Science is Global: Deeper Learning and Global Competence in the Science Classroom

Globally focused teachers create a place where students learn science from interdisciplinary and global perspectives. Using a science curriculum with global case studies engages students in problem-based learning tasks and scientific investigations founded on research in scientific literature.

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