By focusing students on real-life connections using a global lens, we can create more engaging and powerful opportunities to learn. Meghan Sullivan shares some classroom examples.
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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.
August 01, 2014
Today we share a piece by a teacher at Oak Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio—a member of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network. Meghan Sullivan is a French and World History teacher who has openly embraced the pillars of 21st century skills, global competence, and deeper learning. Read on to see how she combines all of these in her classroom.
June 27, 2014
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.
June 19, 2014
By deeply diving into the core tenets of global competence, Denver Center for International Studies students find that learning is engaging and relevant, while preparing them for college, careers, and the global society they will graduate into.
May 23, 2014
As cultural comparisons among educational systems have taken center stage in the media and educational research, a fundamental question can be asked: What distinguishes quality educational systems across the world? This post looks at the similarities and differences in the beliefs and practices of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China.
May 21, 2014
Two words seem to resonate across the country as dirty words: "competition" and "global." Heather Singmaster keeps hearing that the message must focus on cooperation instead of competition and that global is perceived as a dirty word in many communities. But is she really swearing like a sailor?
May 08, 2014
Participating in an online, global writing community not only helps all students improve their written work but also enables them to collaborate on a global scale. Students exchange ideas, cultural perspectives, and learn to communicate with peers from around the world. These are the 21st century skills in action.
April 30, 2014
How one North Carolina school nurtured a partnership with a school in China that eventually allowed 100 American educators to travel to China.
April 25, 2014
How one North Carolina school established a partnership with a school in China--and advice for others looking to do the same.