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May 05, 2015

How to Create Actionable and Sustainable Education Policies

How can states create and implement an action plan to support education goals? Here are some recommendations based on the example of North Carolina.

March 31, 2015

Flipped Learning in the World-Language Classroom

How some language teachers are using flipped learning to make the most of limited classroom time.

March 17, 2015

Time to Add Language Learning to Teacher Preparation

Preparing globally competent teachers should include learning another language and here is why.

March 02, 2015

Reauthorization of ESEA: Where in the World Are Languages?

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is leaving behind world languages. Learn why this should not be the case and how you can get involved.

January 27, 2015

Using Diverse Voices to Transform Our Classrooms and Communities

Understanding the differences and similarities among people from diverse cultures makes you empathetic to their experience.

November 21, 2014

How the State Seal of Biliteracy Is a Game Changer

Increasing number of states are adopting Seals of Biliteracy - hear about the experience of Illinois.

October 14, 2014

State Coalitions for Global Competence: Leadership Matters

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.

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.

September 25, 2014

Why Teachers Must Reflect Student Diversity

For the first time in the history of our nation, the majority of students enrolled in public schools are children of color. Yet the diversity in our teacher workforce remains stagnant. Roxana Norouzi shares her efforts to improve how teachers reflect student demographics in Washington state.

August 23, 2014

Benefits of Learning by Doing and Doing While Learning: Manos a la Obra

Rather than debating the value of one field over another we should redirect the conversation to focus on how language and cultural studies are relevant, not if. Kaitlin Thomas shares how an experiential program can bridge an important gap between classroom learning and real-world experience.

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