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Testimonials — World Savvy. Journeys In Film. Newsletter Signup. 100_People_Curriculum-Global_Issues.pdf. Itin_pdf. Around the World "L" Travel Blog. April 7th 2015: Global Collaborations. April 7th 2015: Global Collaborations. 3 Ways to Start Globalizing Your School - VIF Learning Center Blog. Creating a global school requires dedicated time, attention and resources.

3 Ways to Start Globalizing Your School - VIF Learning Center Blog

If you are interested in globalizing your own school but don’t yet have goals set, don’t worry - we are here to help! With a student population that includes more than 50 percent English as a Second Language learners, Principal Star Sampson and district leaders committed to transforming Holt Elementary in Durham, North Carolina into a global institution, becoming a model for others wanting to do the same. Consider the following steps taken by Holt that you can thoughtfully implement to globalize your own school. 1. Schools of the World : websites, blogs, teacher ads - Students of the World. See also : Teacher ads Forum (penpal exchange programs or any school projects) If your school doesn't have any website yet, Click here to create one - It's easy, it's free!

Schools of the World : websites, blogs, teacher ads - Students of the World

[advantages] - [help] The school web sites below have been selected for their originality and cultural interest. Feel free to tell us about your own school web site ! SEE ALSO : Online University Degree. Schools of the World - Etudiants du Monde / Students of the World - Since 2001, September 22 Last update : 2008, March 2. Out of Eden Learn Info Packet.pdf. Within this Packet Watch our brief introduction video: Introduction to Out of Eden Learn About Out of Eden Learn 3-9.

Out of Eden Learn Info Packet.pdf

Toronto: Developing Equity Through Global Competence - Global Learning. 10 steps for building a great global lesson - VIF blog. "The Danger of a Single Story" and Teaching Kids to Avoid Stereotypes - Kid World Citizen. Photo credit: Creative Commons.

"The Danger of a Single Story" and Teaching Kids to Avoid Stereotypes - Kid World Citizen

I recently watched a speech on-line by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who spoke at TEDGlobal in London in 2009 about “The Danger of a Single Story.” (please take 18 minutes to watch the inspiring talk here). Ms. Adichie spoke about how impressionable people, especially children, are when hearing a story. The invaluable lesson is that, by only hearing a fraction of the truth (whether in the media, in school, or in popular culture), we are creating damaging misrepresentations. Show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again and that is what they become. We have all experienced this, and might even be unaware of the line between what we believe to be true and what is actually authentic.

She talks in detail about her home, and how she perceives it and how it is perceived outside of Nigeria. How many of us hold the same definitions and images as our story of “Africa?” Ways to Establish a Culturally Responsive Classroom - Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12. A goal of education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting.

Ways to Establish a Culturally Responsive Classroom - Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12

This can be a daunting task for the educator, given that the world at large is infinitely more complex and diverse than the microcosmic environment that the student inhabits. In typical educational and social settings there is a marked tendency for students to exhibit classic in-group/out-group behaviors. In general, most students are comfortable interacting with people, behaviors, and ideas that they are familiar with but react with fear and apprehension when faced with the unfamiliar. Among its other goals, culturally responsive instruction aims to educate students that differences in viewpoint and culture are to be cherished and appreciated rather than judged and feared. Examples of multicultural learning in class.

Where Reading Takes Me: Literacy Toolkit. Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens. In our increasingly connected and interdependent world, it’s critically important that young people have opportunities to engage with diverse cultural perspectives, build geographic knowledge, grow global competency, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to consider and address our shared global challenges.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

At Global Education Day in Atlanta this year, I was inspired by all the ways that educators are bringing these kinds of experiences into the classroom. Program - Global Buddy. A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs. This morning at the ISLMA Conference I gave a short presentation on blogs and social media for teachers and school leaders.

A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs

There were a few folks who expressed interest in coming to the session, but weren't able to attend so I promised to post the highlights here. Embedded below you should see my 90 page guide to using Blogger. The guide covers everything from starting your first blog to privacy settings to editing your blog's layout. The guide also includes a glossary of terms frequently used in blogging. Click here to download the guide. Five important lessons I've learned about using blogs in school: 1. 2. Culture Kits. Eligible Borrowers Educators from any public or private school in North Carolina may borrow materials.

Culture Kits

Other eligible borrows include UNC faculty, staff, students, alumni and residents of North Carolina. However, educators and Carolina Navigators presenters will be given first priority. Lending Policies Materials are available free of charge (including return postage if materials are received by mail) and may be borrowed for 30 days, but may be recalled after two weeks for a borrower of priority. Materials not returned by the assigned due date will accrue fines of $0.50 per day to a maximum overdue fine of $15.00. If the lost item is returned, the borrower will be charged only for the $15.00 overdue fine. Materials may be renewed for two week intervals, provided they have not been requested by other borrowers. To Request an Item Each kit request must be submitted separately. Requests for materials should be submitted **at least** two weeks before your intended usage date. Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens. Empowering teachers to connect, learn, share, collaborate, and lead – globally!

Global Oneness Project. Global Gateway : A system for global professional development and curriculuar tools : VIF International Education. Professional development.

Global Gateway : A system for global professional development and curriculuar tools : VIF International Education

Resources - Primary Source. Primary Source provides a variety of resources for teachers through our programs and library.

Resources - Primary Source

This section of our website offers a large and expanding selection of those resources. Browse the links at the left to explore our offerings. The Clara Hicks Resource Library holds over 7,000 books, films, and curriculum units. Our library catalog is available online along with annotated bibliographies. Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises. Jump to: Strategies and Preparation | Icebreakers | Introspectives Strategies and Preparation: Strategies for Choosing and Using Activities and Exercises for Intergroup LearningYou're developing a diversity workshop or facilitating an intergroup dialogue and looking for ways to engage your participants.

This document lays out eight strategies for effectively selecting and incorporating activities and exercises into your programming efforts. A Guide to Setting Ground RulesGround rules or community norms can help your program or class run more smoothly. This guide describes commonly used ground rules and strategies for naming and enforcing them. Icebreakers: Knowing the Community: Ethnicity ExerciseContinues community building. Name StoriesWorks toward bringing the stories of individuals to the fore in the multicultural experience. Global Education.

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