This website is a developing collection of websites, resources and tools and ways to use them to develop cultural awareness and global competence in young children.
In 2015-2016, I took part in a year-long professional development program on global education through the Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship Program. As a Fellow, I participated in an eight-week intensive online course in global education, traveled to Washington, DC with my principal for a global education symposium, and learned about the culture and education system of the Philippines during a three week international field experience. This global education resource guide was developed as a result of this Fellowship experience. For more information on the Teachers for Global classrooms Fellowship program, click here.
Global Education Resource Guide:
What is Global Education?
Global education prepares students to be global citizens, by developing an awareness and curiosity about how the world works. Globally competent students are able to perform the following four competencies:*
1. Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment
2. Recognize perspectives, others' and their own
3. Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences, bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers
4. Take action to improve conditions
*Asia Society, Educating for Global Competency
Why should students be globally competent?