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October 31, 2014

A Global Artology Program

How one art project encourages students to connect globally while solving problems locally.

October 28, 2014

Global Competence Goes Global

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.

October 21, 2014

How One District Went Global, With Planning and Opportunity

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 12, 2014

How to Infuse Global Learning Into Out-of-School-Time Staff Training

Getting started with global learning in out-of-school time programs can seem overwhelming. Today, Pam Suprenant shares some lessons learned from her YMCA's first year of implmentation.

September 03, 2014

Tools for Measuring Global Competence in Future Teachers

Today Caitlin Haugen, Executive Director, Global Teacher Education, tackles the difficult question of how to measure global competence in pre-service teachers and highlights tools that can be of assistance.

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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