Presentation on theme: "Paul Miller, Director of Global Initiatives - NAIS NAIS Challenge 20/20: “Solving Global Problems Two Schools at a Time”"— Presentation transcript:
Paul Miller, Director of Global Initiatives - NAIS email@example.com NAIS Challenge 20/20: “Solving Global Problems Two Schools at a Time”
The Book: High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them
Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global community Global warming Biodiversity and ecosystem losses Fisheries depletion Deforestation Water deficits Maritime safety and pollution
Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment Massive step-up in the fight against poverty Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism Education for all Global infectious diseases Digital divide Natural disaster prevention and mitigation
Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach Reinventing taxation for the twenty-first century Biotechnology rules Global financial architecture Illegal drugs Trade, investment, and competition rules Intellectual property rights E-commerce rules International labor and migration rules
Current institutions ill prepared and insufficiently agile to deal with these problems Create new networks Why not student networks?
Three Programs: Challenge 20/20, the Global Issues Network and the Student News action Network
Challenge 20/20: International education program Internet-based program with no cost and no travel required Cross-cultural partnerships Open to public and private schools, elementary and secondary
Goals Creative problem-solving Collaboration Communication with students from a different country and culture Community service, service learning Learning different perspectives
Partnerships Some schools are already working together (sister schools etc). Others are paired by NAIS based on grade level topic of interest preferred partner school and/or location when they want to start (1 st or 2 nd term)
Structure Relatively unstructured: no benchmarks or performance standards Paperwork: registration process; reports
Participants 1500 U.S. schools/classes and 1,000 non-U.S. institutions Almost 1,000 partnerships. Schools in more than 100 countries and 47 U.S. states have participated.
2010-2011 175 Teams 450 Schools 56 Countries 44 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
North Carolina Participants Union Academy, Monroe, NC Carver High School, Winston-Salem, NC Canterbury School, Greensboro, NC
to Participate in Challenge 20/20: Term One: (September to December) or Term Two: (January to May) All applications for either term are to be submitted to NAIS by August 31 Partnerships and announcements are made at the end of August/beginning of September Apply online at: http://www.nais.org/go/challenge2020.http://www.nais.org/go/challenge2020
Examples the Montessori School of Denver (Colorado) and the Imwiko Basic School of Zambia the students designed, built, and tested a collapsible mosquito spring net based on a child’s toy or a collapsible laundry basket. The online site included areas for posting photos, drawings, and video as well as discussion blogs as an effective way to tweak and bring the “spring net design” to reality.
Examples Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, PA, and St. Joseph's Convent Girls' Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, India Global problem: Infectious Diseases 9-12 Students launched a charitable partnership with two impoverished towns in India.
Examples Elementary School Partnership PK-5 Bright School, Chattanooga, TN, partnered with Colegio Cristobal Colon, Lomas Verdes, Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico. Global Problem: Water Deficits Students are running informational campaigns including public service TV spots they created, to encourage water conservation.
Examples St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis Tennessee and Steigerwald Landschulheim Gymnasium Wiesentheid Germany 9-12 Global Infectious Diseases Schools concentrated on hygiene Created The Helping Hands Program Sanitizers and educational tools put in to the Hospital Benjamin Bloom in El Salvador, working with an NGO there
GIN in Europe, Asia and the Middle East Student News Action Network Globally Now affiliated with taking It Global – new website coming Current site: http://www.studentnewsaction.net/http://www.studentnewsaction.net/