Instructions World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages | ACTFL Download Two-Page Summary of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages Download Summary World-Readiness Standards Available for Purchase Purchase print or eBook Standards book with eBooks of all available languages.Purchase print Standards book with one eBook of these language-specific documents: Purchase All Languages Purchase One Language Standards Poster Available for Purchase The poster highlights the Standards goal areas— also known as the 5 Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities). Purchase Poster With the help of a three-year grant from the US Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an eleven-member task force, representing a variety of languages, levels of instruction, program models, and geographic regions, undertook the task of defining content standards — what students should know and be able to do — in language learning. These Standards are equally applicable to: More Resources View the Standards Summary web page.
Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Triple Bottom Line Sustainable Development Goals | UNDP Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners | ACTFL The ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners are designed to describe language performance that is the result of explicit instruction in an instructional setting. These new Performance Descriptors reflect how language learners perform whether learning in classrooms, online, through independent project-based learning, or in blended environments. The Standards for Foreign Language Learning (1996, 1999, 2006), describe what students need to know and be able to do as they learn another language, defining the “what” of language education. The ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners (1998) first described “how well” language learners were expected to do the “what” from the content standards. The current ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners are an update and revision to the 1998 Performance Guidelines. The Performance Descriptors form a roadmap for teaching and learning: The ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners: Purchase Online
NWEI's Commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals - Northwest Earth Institute Northwest Earth Institute offers tools to shrink the gap between our daily lives and global sustainability challenges and opportunities. We believe in local, community action coupled with a global perspective. Change starts where you are: at home, at work or in your local community. We also believe in the power of connecting our actions to a global movement of changemakers. At NWEI, we reference the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an avenue for impact on that global scale. Our Discussion Courses and EcoChallenge bring the values of the SDGs to life in your organization or community and inspire innovation toward meeting these goals. Learn more about the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals, here. Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will involve every level of community. EcoChallenge and SDG’s Discussion Courses and SDG’s Learn more about the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals
Why Sustainability Learn About Sustainability | Sustainability What is Sustainability? Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations. Learn more about sustainability and how EPA incorporates it into its work in the National Reseach Council's report, Sustainability and the U.S. Why Is Sustainability Important? The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability, declaring it a national policy “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.” In the years since NEPA was enacted, the public’s interest in sustainability has broadened.
NCSS National Standards for Social Studies Teachers Revised 2017 The 2017 revision of the National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers became operational on January 1, 2018. This date also signifies the start of a two year sunset period for the 2004 standards, which will expire on December 31, 2019. All programs seeking national recognition during the Spring 2020 cycle and beyond will be required to submit using the standards found in the 2017 NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers. Because at least two applications of each assessment are required for national recognition, the Spring 2019 cycle is the earliest that programs would be able to submit using the revised 2017 standards. The 2004 version of the NCSS Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Social Studies Teachers that has been used for CAEP social studies program review is available here. If you have any questions about the standards or the transition, please contact NCSS CAEP Program Review Coordinator Brandie Benton.
The Global Goals: get involved! – Mr. Hill's Musings Often when we take action, it can feel isolated and insignificant. With all of the major and complex problems in the world, it’s disheartening to think that our efforts barely scratch the surface. The UN Global Goals remind us that we are contributing to a global effort and that we are, in fact, making a difference in collaboration with others. What are the Global Goals? The Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are seventeen bold and interconnected targets agreed upon by the United Nations (UN) to be achieved by 2030. “These Goals are a blueprint for a better future. The role of education As stated in the video above, the achievement of these ambitious goals will only be possible through a global effort and by getting everyone involved. Get involved The World’s Largest Lesson The World’s Largest Lesson helps teachers to introduce the SDGs in class or in an assembly. Global Goals HyperDoc Curricular links Become a #TeachSDGs Ambassador Twitter Connect with us