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Local Resources for Teaching Global Lessons A presentation for the Maryland Council on Social Studies Annual Conference in Shady Grove October 17, 2014

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  • 1. Using Local Resources toTeach Global LessonsGregory Adleradlersensei@gmail.com@Tweets2Teach

2. What does Global Education meanto you?A) Focused effort to educate all kidsaround the worldB) Studying abroad in an exchangeprogramC) Competing against the world onstandardized testsD) Learning about the world frommany perspectives 3. Global Education HeadlinesTop PISA Test Scores from ShanghaiWhat Makes Finnish Students So Smart?Wake-up Call! US Kids Trail Global LeadersThe Smartest Kids in the World? 4. What does Global Education mean toyou?A) Focused effort to educate all kidsaround the worldB) Studying abroad in an exchangeprogramC) Competing against the world onstandardized testsD) Learning about the world from manyperspectives 5. US Education DepartmentInternational Strategy (2013)Succeeding GloballyThrough InternationalEducation & Engagement 6. US Education DepartmentInternational Strategy (2013) 7. Global Competence Poll - if you have a good understanding -if it sounds familiar but not sure? - if youve never heard of this 8. Global Competence Global Competence is the knowledge, skills, anddispositions to understand and act creatively andinnovatively on issues of global significance.- Council of Chief State School Officers 9. World Savvy Poll(high school graduates 18-24 yrs. old)RESPONSES TO IMPORT OF GLOBAL COMPETENCE : 86% agreed that a solid foundation in world events is crucial tosolve the problems in the world today. 60% said they would be better employees if they had a betterunderstanding of different world cultures. 90% believe that developments abroad are significant in their lives 79% say that it is important to be comfortable interacting withpeople of different cultural backgrounds 80% believe that jobs are becoming increasingly international innature. 10. World Savvy Poll(high school graduates 18-24 yrs. old)IMPRESSIONS OF GLOBAL EDUCATION RECEIVED: Instruction was very US-centric Exposure to the rest of the world was limited. I dont think my teachers had that much knowledge. Dont recall anything on world events. I dont recall people discussing current global issues. I wish it was discussed more often. 11. First Ever MDSSC G/C SurveyParticIpants : YOU !Questions : Dont Worry Provided by meResults : TBD . right now ! 12. First Ever MDSSC G/C SurveyInterest: High levelQuestions : Country Specific / Cultural AgilityResults : Self-reported 13. There is still another problem 14. Aligning CCSS & Global CompCCSS ELASHIFTS BUILDINGKNOWLEDGE W/CONTENT-RICHNON-FICTIONREAD / WRITEGROUNDED INEVIDENCE FROMTEXTPRACTICE W/COMPLEX TEXT &ACADEMICLANGUAGEStudentsinvestigate theworldStudents recognizeother perspectives& argue their ownStudentscommunicate ideasw/ diverse audiencesGLOBALCOMPETENCELESSONCurrent EventsWorld NewspapersDocumentary FilmEditorials Op-edsModel UNIntl VideoConferenceAnthropology VocabMystery Skype 15. Aligning CCSS & Global CompCCSS COLLEGE& CAREERREADINESS Develop strongcontentknowledgeValue evidenceOpen-minded &discerningUnderstand otherperspectives andculturesRespond to audiencepurpose etc.Use tech mediumeffectivelyStudentsinvestigate theworldStudents recognizeother perspectives& argue their ownStudentscommunicate ideasw/ diverse audiencesGLOBALCOMPETENCELESSONCurrent EventsWorld NewspapersDocumentary FilmEditorials Op-edsModel UNIntl VideoConferenceAnthropology VocabMystery Skype 16. GLOBAL REFLECTION 17. Photo 1 18. Photo 2 19. Photo 3 20. Photo 4 21. Photo 5 22. Your Connecting Word or Phrase? 23. Global is Local & Local is GlobalVirginia Mosque US HS Ethnic Dance GroupMarylandEthiopianRestaurantDC CollegeBasketballAmerican Chinatown 24. Local Resourcesfor TeachingGlobal Lessons 25. Sister CitiesPOLL QUESTION: Does your town or city have a Sister City ? 26. MD City / Town International Sister City YearInauguratedCharles County Jogeva, Estonia; Walldorf, Germany 2012Columbia Cergy-Pontoise, France; 1977Tres Cantos, Spain 1990Cumberland Tapa, Estonia 2000District Heights Mbuji-Mayi, Dem. Rep. Congo 2008Frederick Aquiraz, Brazil 2006Morzheim, Germany 1982Frostburg Viljandi, Estonia 2000Grantsville Torva, Estonia 2000 27. MD City / Town International Sister City YearInauguratedHagerstown Wesel, Germany 1952Havre de Grace Silamae, Estonica 2000McHenry Otepaa, Estonia 2000Montgomery County Gondar, Ethiopia 2000Oakland Torca, Estonia 2000Ocean City Finale Ligure, Italy 1996Rockville Jiaxing, China 2008Salisbury Salisbury, England 1932Westminster Paide, Estonia 2002 28. Celebrate with Someone Else 29. Global Scavenger Hunt 30. Read a Film 31. Campus Event? 32. Get a Taste of Culture 33. Get a Taste of Culture 34. Invite Guests to your Classroom 35. Sister Schools ProjectsCollaborative lessons 36. Model Diplomacy 37. Local Organizations with Global Reach Corporations Colleges & Universities Armed Forces International Organizations Professional Sports Teams 38. HOW GLOBAL IS YOUR SCHOOL?YOUR CLASSROOM? 39. How Global is your SCHOOL? 40. How Global is your SCHOOL?Do school facilitiespromote globalthemes connectingstudents to the worldbeyond the campus? 41. How Global is your SCHOOL?Is there an internationalfocus in extracurricularactivities? 42. How Global is your SCHOOL?Is staff & communitydiversity integrated aspart of the schoolexperience? 43. How Global is your Classroom? 44. How Global is your Classroom?How often are globalthemes and internationalperspectives raised ? 45. How Global is your Classroom?Are there opportunitiesfor students to interactwith people from diversebackgrounds? 46. How Global is your Classroom?Are global experiences ofstudents highlighted andis study abroadencouraged ? 47. Even More ResourcesAdmin Level Global competence is a 21st century imperative. NEA (2010) Preparing Our Youth to Engage in the World Asia Society, Boix Mansilla and Jackson (2012) Global Achievement Gap Tony Wagner (2009)Teacher Level Mapping the Nation Website Asia Society ISSN : Global lesson Plans Globalization 101.orgParent Level Growing Up Global, Homa Tavangar (2009) 48. Linking Local to Global 49. Mapping the Nationwww.mappingthenation.net 50. Mapping the Nation 51. Teachers Going Overseas (for free!) 52. Using Local Resources toTeach Global LessonsGregory Adleradlersensei@gmail.com@Tweets2TeachThanks for attending