Saturday, March 18, 2017
At last, a way to measure global competence. A great article. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
Tips for teaching, assessing global competence
The Program for International Student Assessment is set to include a measure of "global competence," teacher and author Wendi Pillars writes in this blog post. She shares how to turn theory about what constitutes global competence into practice and ideas for assessing the skill.SmartBrief/Education (3/15)
Sunday, January 29, 2017
This is a great article on how to help teachers move students forward as they become global-ready students. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASC SmartBrief.
3 levers for global-ready students
Global learning is gaining ground in states that adopt global competency learning standards; in schools that invite parents and educators to draw on their personal, global connections; and in classrooms that build on the promise of virtual exchanges. In a world increasingly defined by its interconnectedness, global competency is as much an essential skill as reading or mathematics. Read now.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Some US schools take global approach to testing
Schools that have joined a global network managed by national education organization America Achieves administer tests similar to the Program for International Student Assessment. The goal is to track student performance on a global scale.The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (1/2)
Sunday, January 8, 2017
This article provides teachers with excellent online resources for building students' global view. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
Beyond your classroom's walls
How do teachers begin to prepare students for global citizenship and equip them with 21st century skills? First, build a global learning community. Second, expose students to global language through books and technology tools. Third, use global literature in the classroom. Lotta Larson shares a wealth of online resources for global exploration and virtual field trips in Educational Leadership. Read now.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
News Literacy Project creates resource for spotting fake news - One of the most important strategies for students to develop when using the internet, is the ability to determine fake news and information. This article is a great resources. Courtesy of ASDC SmartBrief.
Officials with the News Literacy Project has developed an infographic that seeks to help students and teachers detect fake news. Project officials say the resource, Ten Questions For Fake News Detection, was developed in response to educator concerns about how best to address the issue in classes.The Seattle Times (tiered subscription model) (12/29)
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