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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.

January 08, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Live Together

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) employs approaches that are learner centered, problem based, and focused on real-world contexts. Manitoba is leading the way.

December 24, 2014

Using Gardens as Classrooms

Gardens are an incredible asset to schools and afterschool programs. Here we share some gardening tips and resources.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

December 12, 2014

Three Things You Need to Know About Teaching U.S. History From a Global Perspective

While on the surface, it may seem that U.S. history is one of the least global of all subject areas, America's past is inextricably tied to that of other nations.

November 09, 2014

Physical Education Can Promote Global Competence

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.

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.

August 07, 2014

Upgrading Education for the Global 21st Century

Schools know how to teach literacy and critical thinking skills. Heidi Hayes Jacobs added two other dimensions of literacy pertinent to future success: digital literacy and global literacy.

July 11, 2014

12 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom: Creating a Global Classroom

Classrooms and teachers can go global with Twitter. Try one or more of these 12 ideas to Tweet your way around the world.

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