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1 Rochester Regional Committee Lucy Ferruzza & Ida Wilder, Co-Chairs Candace Black Marie Campanaro Birgit Dier Dr. William Hopkins Barbara Kruger Anne Lutkus Karen Moretti NYSAFLT Rochester Regional Conference Think Globally, Act Locally March 8, 2008 - Nazareth College

2 Not so long ago, Karl Fisch, a teacher from Arapahoe High School in Colorado, put together a presentation called “Shift Happens” to demonstrate how globalization is changing the face of education.

3 Here are some of his thoughts as well as some of my own...

4 Did you know? Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

5 In 1750 there were about 800 million people in the world. Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

6 In 1850 there were a billion more, and by 1950, another billion. Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

7 Then it took just 50 years to double to 6 billion. Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

8 If you are one in a million in India… Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

9 …there are 1,300 people just like you. Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

10 What does this mean for US? Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

11 The 25% of the population in China with the highest I.Q.’s… Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

12 …is greater than the total population of Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com North America.

13 The average computer programmer in the U.S. makes $70,000. Now work is being outsourced to India, where English-speaking programmers earn only $15,000 annually. This is 25 times what the average Indian earns. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005

14 Today in the United States, there are more cars than ___________. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005 licensed drivers

15 The US spends more on _________ than ninety other countries spend on everything. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005 trash bags

16 Last year, consumers purchased about $4 billion worth of ___________. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005 ring tones

17 Amidst this excessive spending, the world still faces very grave problems.

18 In 2004, Icaro Doria, a reporter for the Brazilian magazine “Grande Reportagem”, created a flag campaign entitled “Meet Your World” designed to illustrate the problems our world faces, giving new meaning to the colors of the flags used. Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

19 The European Union Consumption of oil in Europe Production of oil in Europe Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

20 Angola People infected with HIV People infected with Malaria People with access to medical care Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

21 Brazil People living on less than $10/month People living on $11-$100/month People living on $101-$1,000/month People living on more than $100,000/month Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

22 Burkina Faso Children who die before the age of 1 Children who die between the age of 1 and 3 Children who make it to adulthood Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

23 China 14-year olds who work full-time 14-year olds who study full-time Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

24 Colombia Export of Bananas Export of coffee Export of cocaine Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

25 Somalia Women suffering genital mutilation Women not suffering genital mutilation Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

26 United States Americans in favor of the war in Iraq Americans against the war in Iraq Americans who don’t know where Iraq is Source: “Meet Your World” by Icaro Doria, a Brazilian reporter for the magazine “Grande Reportagem”

27 Here’s the good news… Education is major part of the solution to every one of those problems!

28 # of internet devices in 1984: 1,000 Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

29 # of internet devices in 1992: 1,000,000 Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

30 # of internet devices in 2006: 600,000,000 Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

31 The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the total population of Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com the planet.

32 There are over 300 million registered users of MySpace (as of February 3, 2008). Source: http://www.wikipedia.org

33 This number has TRIPLED in just 18 months, averaging 230,000 new registrations per day and 30 billion page views per month. Source: http://www.wikipedia.org

34 In addition to the global Myspace.com, there are beta versions of MySpace in 18 foreign nations including France, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain as well as MySpace USA in Spanish and MySpace Canada in French! Source: http://www.wikipedia.org

35 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak French?) Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com

36 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Spanish?)

37 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Italian?)

38 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak German?)

39 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Russian?)

40 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Chinese?)

41 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Japanese?)

42 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacity of the human brain. (But will it ever be able to speak Latin?)

43 Computers have “tremendous mathematical abilities,” says Rosalind Picard of MIT, “but when it comes to interacting with people, they are autistic.” Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005

44 What one thing does all of this new technology (video- conferencing, text messaging, emailing) require? It all requires languages.

45 In 2006, there were... 1.1 million college graduates in the U.S. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005

46 In 2006, there were... 3.1 million college graduates in India. Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005

47 How many of those college graduates in India speak English? 100% Source: A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 2005

48 How many of those college graduates in the U.S. speak a language other than English? You don’t want to know.

49 By 2016, ______ will become the number one ENGLISH-speaking country in the world. Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com China

50 By 1998, nearly ALL pupils in Europe studied at least one foreign language as part of their education. About half of the EU's primary school pupils learn a foreign language. 93% of European children learn English. Source: http://www.wikipedia.com

51 The European Commission’s “White Paper on Education and Training” (1995) emphasized the importance of schoolchildren learning at least TWO foreign languages BEFORE upper secondary education. Source: http://www.wikipedia.com

52 In 2004, a report by the Michel Thomas Language Centre in Britain suggested that speaking a second language could increase an average worker's salary more than $_____ a year, or almost $_______ in a lifetime. Source: http://www.wikipedia.com 6,000 300,000

53 How about US?

54 According to the Digest of Education Statistics, 5.9 million U.S. students in grades 9 through 12 were enrolled in foreign language courses in 2000. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

55 That’s only 43.6 % of all 9 th -12 th grade students. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

56 What are the other 56.4% doing?

57 Low as it seems, this represents a 38.6% increase over the last 15 years. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

58 We need a new state of mind.

59 …a New York state of mind.

60 Whether it feels like it or not…

61 New York teachers make 118% of the national average teacher salary. Source: National Education Association, 2005

62 Know who makes the highest? Connecticut (123%) Source: National Education Association, 2005

63 If you worked in this state, instead of making 118% of the national average, you’d earn only 71%. South Dakota Source: National Education Association, 2005

64 In which state is the French enrollment the highest in the nation (124,000 students)? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

65 New York! Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

66 Where is Latin the most popular? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

67 Texas! (No kidding!) Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

68 But NY’s Latin enrollment is still 2 nd in the nation. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

69 How about Spanish? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

70 NY’s Spanish enrollment is 3 rd in the nation after California and Texas. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

71 Which state leads the nation in Russian enrollment? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

72 Da! New York! Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

73 Combined with the next highest state (AK), New York represents almost 30% of the total Russian enrollment in the US. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

74 How about Italian? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

75 New York! Not only is NY’s Italian enrollment the highest in the nation (36,000), it is 10 times the next highest state’s enrollment. Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

76 Which state ranks #1 in the nation for foreign language enrollment 7- 12? Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

77 Good old New York! 54% of 7-12 graders enrolled in a foreign language class (The national average is 34%.) Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

78 So let’s put the teachers to the test…

79 What do all the dark blue states have in common? They have all declared English as their official language! Four American states are bilingual (officially or de facto). Can you guess which ones they are? –Hawaii (English & Hawaiian) –Louisiana (English & French) –New Mexico (English & Spanish) –Maine (English & French)

80 What in the world do you know? What is the only flag that may fly above the US flag on an American flagpole? The United Nations flag.

81 What in the world do you know? Where is the only place where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies at half-mast and does not get saluted? On the moon.

82 What in the world do you know? As of 2008, there is only one country in the world where all of the citizens speak only one language. (NO, it is not the U.S.!) Somalia is the only country in the world where all the citizens speak one language, Somali.

83 What in the world do you know? How many languages are spoken in the world? a) 70 b) 700 c) 1,700 d) 2,700 d) There are over 2,700 different languages spoken in the world, with more than 7,000 dialects.

84 What in the world do you know? What is the most difficult language to learn as a 2 nd language no matter what your native language is? Basque, which is spoken in north-western Spain and south-western France, is classified as the most difficult because it is not related to any other language in the world.

85 What in the world do you know? True or false? Latin is a classical language (as opposed to a modern one) because it is not the official language of any nation. False! Latin is the official language in the smallest country in the world, Vatican City.

86 What in the world do you know? Name this country… –The 4th most populous country in the world (216 million) –300 ethnic groups speaking 365 different languages –400 volcanoes of which 100 are active –Largest archipelago in the world

87 What in the world do you know? Name this country… –The 3 rd most populous country in the world (303 million) –337 languages used by the population, of which 176 are indigenous to the area.

88 Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. - W. Edwards Deming

89 Presentation by: Candace R. Black Eastridge High School Candace_black@eastiron.monroe.edu NYSAFLT Rochester Regional March 2008


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