The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World [NOOK Book]

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The world is growing increasingly diverse. Once-divergent cultures are now learning and working together. Discover why your students need an intercultural critical education and how it will help them thrive in an internationalized world. Wrapped in a 21st century skills framework, this book offers specific steps to globalize your classroom and strategies to encourage higher-order thinking.
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The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World

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Overview

The world is growing increasingly diverse. Once-divergent cultures are now learning and working together. Discover why your students need an intercultural critical education and how it will help them thrive in an internationalized world. Wrapped in a 21st century skills framework, this book offers specific steps to globalize your classroom and strategies to encourage higher-order thinking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543701
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • Publication date: 7/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Is Global Education? 7

Support for a Global Education 9

Western and Northern Canadian Protocol 14

Mixing Critical Literacy With Global Education 14

Chapter 2 The World Within Your Classroom 17

Internationalizing Text Selections 19

Creating Traveling Trunks 21

Reading News of the World 24

Going Somewhere Without Going Anywhere 27

Becoming a Historian in Your Own Backyard 30

Student-Created Textbooks 31

Internationalizing the Curriculum 37

Chapter 3 The World Across Classrooms 41

Foreign Language Education 42

The Global Education Conference 48

The Flat Classroom Project 49

Setting Up Your Own International Collaborations 52

Looking at International Collaborations From the Other Side of the World 58

Chapter 4 The Classroom in the World 65

Global Citizen Diploma 65

Studying Abroad 71

Homeschools and Alternative Schools 75

Chapter 5 Getting Started 81

Enlarge Your Personal Learning Network 82

Start Collecting Ideas 83

Think About What's Important to Your Students 83

Think About How the Topic Connects to the Curriculum 84

Choose Projects and Tools 84

Create a Rubric 85

Be Willing to Go Beyond Your Job Description 85

Be Passionate, Yet Realistic, About Global Education 86

Epilogue 87

Glossary 91

References and Resources 95

Index 105

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