Presentation on theme: "Global Studies Pathway. Mission Daily, intentional focus on world awareness Emphasis on students identifying themselves as global citizens Preparation."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Daily, intentional focus on world awareness Emphasis on students identifying themselves as global citizens Preparation to live and work productively in a global environment Appreciation that all cultures/countries make world contributions
Outcomes/Tangible Two years of high school foreign language credit (4 credits) Potential for Math Algebra I ( 2 credits) Geometry (2 credits) Potential for Science Biology I (2 credits)
Outcomes/Intangible Big Picture Thinkers Self-identity as a world citizen Appreciation of the contributions of world citizens Through reflection, students understand their own learning style Community relationships and networking through service learning
Schedule Each student takes six core classes and two electives that are 45 minutes in length. The core classes are Read & Write, Social Studies, Math, Science, Language Arts and Foreign Language. Students in GSP have the same opportunity to take electives as any other student.
Socratic Seminar Enable students to think for themselves Questions are the driving force Reflection through journaling/discussion
Students learn the difference between dialogue and debate VS.
Socratic Seminar Practice Why is a global perspective important in today’s society?
Problem vs. Project Based Learning Problem-Based Product emphasis Process emphasis Project-Based
The “flow” of PBL: Problem Engagement Inquiry and Investigation problem definition Problem Resolution Problem Debriefing Stepien & Gallagher What is Problem-Based Learning? Engage Investigate Resolve Reflect
KNOWNEEDDO Explore the issues. What do I already KNOW Investigate solutions. What do we NEED to know and DO to solve this problem? Is Global Studies the best placement for MY child?
Service Learning Component Has an academic connection…it is not volunteering. Written reflection to enhance the experience. Occurs during the school day. Results in students becoming global citizens. Community service is prized by college admission officers and scholarship committees.
Service Learning Examples International cookbook “Are You Smarter Than an 8 th Grader?” with Katie Stam Weekly AV announcements Winter sports pep rally
Biology I Open to current 7 th grade AC students. Mrs. Lanam will be the teacher. This will be for high school credit. Students take Biology I Core 40 test but do not have to pass for credit.
Nuts and Bolts Students may come from NS or Central districts Can be AC, regular education or ESL The teachers are VERY excited about the pathway.
China Trip Traveled to China in March and October to set-up a sister school More teachers going this April Waiting to reciprocate their hospitality
High School Options Offered at both Columbus North High School and Columbus East High School Please refer to the handout
Application On the Northside website Or can use the paper copy The deadline is March 11, 2011.
Frequently Asked Questions How will this impact AC? How will you select students for this pathway? What if my student starts on this pathway and is unable to handle a foreign language? Will the homework load be heavier?
Is Global Studies Pathway a good fit for my child? Students in GSP will have a World Language class instead of Resource. Did my child pass the LA portion of the ISTEP test? Did my child earn an “A” or “B” in English on his/her last report card?
More Questions? Please fill out the “question” sheet you received upon entering OR E-mail Amy Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com OR Call Amy Dixon at 376-4403 I will stay after to answer as many questions as I can tonight.