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1 Global Awareness Meeting the Teacher Evaluation Standards Statesville High School August 10, 2012 Jasmin McCrory

2 World View Mission: World View helps schools and colleges prepare student to succeed in an interconnected, diverse, and multicultural world.

3 Global Education in NC “Every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21 st Century.” Goal of the North Carolina State Board of Education, August 2006

4 21 st Century Learning Common Core & NC Essential Standards NC Professional Teaching Standards (Evaluation Instrument)

5 21 st Century Learning

6 Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes – Global awareness; financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy; civic literacy; health literacy Learning and Innovation Skills – Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration Information, Media and Technology Skills – Information literacy, media literacy, ICT literacy Life and Career Skills – Flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity and accountability, leadership and responsibility

7 Global Standards Standard I “Teachers demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the progress of all students to ensure that they graduate from high school, are globally competitive for work and postsecondary education, and are prepared for life in the 21 st Century. Teachers communicate this vision to their students.”

8 Global Standards Standard II – “Teachers encourage an environment that is inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible. – “Teachers demonstrate their knowledge of the history of diverse cultures and their role in shaping global issues. They actively select materials and develop lessons that counteract stereotypes and incorporate histories and contributions of all cultures. – “Teachers recognize the influence of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and other aspects of culture on a student’s development and personality. – “Teachers strive to understand how a student’s culture and background may influence his or her school performance. Teachers consider and incorporate different points of view in their instruction.”

9 Global Standards Standard III – “Teachers understand how the content they teach relates to other disciplines in order to deepen understanding and connect learning for students. Teachers promote global awareness and its relevance to the subjects they teach. – “Teachers incorporate 21 st Century life skills into their teaching deliberately, strategically, and broadly. […]Teachers help their students understand the relationship between the NC Standard Course of Study and 21 st Century content which includes global awareness […].”

10 Global Standards Standard IV – “Teachers understand the influences that affect individual student learning (development, culture, language proficiency, etc.) and differentiate their instruction accordingly. – “Teachers make the curriculum responsive to cultural diversity and to individual learning needs.” – Teachers teach the importance of collaboration. They organize learning teams in order to help students […] interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds, and develop leadership qualities. – Teachers use 21 st Century assessment systems to inform instruction and demonstrate evidence of students’ 21 st Century knowledge skills, performance, and dispositions”

11 Global Standards Standard V “Teachers participate in continued, high quality professional development that reflects a global view of educational practices; includes 21 st Century skill and knowledge; aligns with the State Board of Education priorities; and meets the needs of students and their own professional growth.”

12 Globalization 101 GLOBAL CONTENT GLOBAL AWARENESS GLOBAL CONTEXT

13 Quiz Time Math: You are using art work from around the world to teach your students about shapes.

14 Quiz time Science: Students make up a new creature and say where on the planet (climate, food and water resources, predators, …) the animal would find a good habitat.

15 Quiz Time Language Arts: You are teaching fairy tales and include stories from Japan, Italy, and Australia.

16 Quiz Time Social Studies: Students learn about ways people change the environment. They understand the importance of recycling and conserving resources.

17 Quiz Time Math: You are teaching fractions. You keep a map of the world in your classroom and select several countries for which you determine which fraction of the population has access to water or electricity.

18 Quiz Time Social Studies: Little Maggie celebrates Christmas with her family. In school she learned that about the holiday traditions of Kwanza and Hanukkah.

19 Quiz Time World Languages: Little Bobby is taking Spanish lessons. His teacher gives reasons why Spanish is a great language to learn and helps him understand how Spanish can help him succeed when he is all grown up.

20 Quiz Time English Language Arts: You are reading an Indian fairy tale. Students are instructed to re-tell the story set in present day North Carolina. How would the story change?

21 Global Themes Defined Global Content: – Information, materials, facts, knowledge Global Context: – Understanding how a person/school/county/country relates to the world Global Awareness: – Making connections, understanding cause and effect – Understanding implications for economic, political, physical well-being

22 Your Turn Please write down three things you will be teaching this year. Find your group, share your ideas, and support your colleagues with their lessons.

23 How To Guide Cultivate global awareness in yourself Seek support from colleagues and administrators Seek out opportunities Take action

24 Cultivate Global Awareness The best way to learn something is to teach it Make connections (chocolate bar) Challenge your perspective – “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are” (Talmud)

25 Challenge Your Perspective

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27 How to Guide Cultivate global awareness in yourself Collaborate with colleagues and administrators Seek out opportunities Take action

28 Collaborate Professional Learning Communities Grade Level Groups Departments Teams Identify  Share  Revise  Adapt

29 Collaborate Cross-curricular themes – “Water in Our World” (UNC Theme) – Weather/climate change – Agriculture and the global food system Great global themes connect… – Science, mathematics, technology and innovation – Politics, conflict and war, and policy-making – Literature and the arts – Health and wellbeing

30 How to Guide Cultivate global awareness in yourself Collaborate with colleagues and administrators Seek out opportunities Take action

31 Seek out Opportunities World View University based international programs & resources Other organizations and non-profits Grants and awards Newsletters

32 Seek out opportunities Heifer International International Children’s Digital Library Putumayo Kids Teaching Tolerance National Geographic Facing the Future Panwapa

33 How to Guide Cultivate global awareness in yourself Collaborate with colleagues and administrators Seek out opportunities Take action

34 Take Action Adapt your lesson plans Teach like you mean it Keep artifacts Ace the evaluation process!

35 How to Guide Cultivate global awareness in yourself Collaborate with colleagues and administrators Seek out opportunities Take action

36 Next Steps Go home and take these steps: Take stock Develop a support system Begin - develop resources, antennae, awareness Be proactive - seek out opportunities Make your needs/expectations known - for support documents & professional development Try new things - reflect, modify, retry

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