Global Education. What, Why, How Pam Carstensen & Alexis Sziy. Pam Carstensen Social Studies Teacher Catasauqua High School. World Cultures, American History, and Psychology www.myschoolpages.com/schools/cattysd/webpages/pcarstensen/. Alexis Sziy Social Studies Teacher Catasauqua High School.
What, Why, How
Pam Carstensen & Alexis Sziy
World Cultures, American History, and Psychology
World Cultures, American History, Economics, and Sociology
-curriculum, professional development, and a collaborative network
-online, interactive, collaborative, virtual classroom
-online virtual classroom (ppt, image sharing, eboard)
Why we went…
Bring current events/issues into social studies classroom
Resources/content/approach to designing a Global Education elective at our school
What we got…
Continuing professional development credits
DVD packed with over $1,000 worth of the latest books, movies and reports from the UN and other international agencies on the state of the world, energy, climate, food, water, economy, population, education, health and other topics.
Real Lives 2010, software that allows your students to live a life in any country in the world
Handouts, Power Points, lesson plans, and links to hundreds of online global education resources, games, and simulations.
Presentations on Global Education 101— From Globalization to Global Citizenship, Integrating Global Ed Into Your Curriculum, Bringing the World Into Your Classroom Through Videoconferencing, Global Education Service Learning, Global Problem Solving, Working with the UN, Global Education Funding Sources, and other topics.
What is Globalization?
Interconnection and integration among people, governments, economies, and societies throughout the world
Rapid interaction between nations has positive and negative effects on human-beings, the environment, culture, and economic development
Perspective which arises from the fact that contemporary people live and interact in an increasingly globalized world
Specifically designed curriculum to prepare students for the world tomorrow through the incorporation of current world topics/trends/values
YOU CAN NO LONGER SAVE YOUR FAMILY, TRIBE, AND NATION…
YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD.
We are in a race between education and catastrophe
H. G Wells
Too difficult for young people to understand
Mostly or all about other places and people
Providing simple solutions to complex issues
Telling people what to do or think about issues
An extra subject to cram into a crowded curriculum
About raising money for an issue or charity
“Today’s high school students will graduate into a world vastly different from that of the 20th century. … To succeed in this new global age, our students will need a new skill set that goes beyond reading, math, and science to include international knowledge and skills.”
Vivian Stewart, VP Education, Asia Society
Education can, and should, help people meet the challenges they will confront now and in the future. Global Education is essential in helping young people rise to those challenges for the following reasons:
● Today, the lives of young people are shaped by what happens in other parts of the world. Global Education gives knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to participate fully in ensuring their own, and others’, well-being and make a positive contribution.
● Global Citizenship involves a wide range of active and participatory learning methods. These engage the learner while developing confidence, self-esteem and skills of critical thinking, communication, co-operation and conflict resolution.
*Taking It Global for Educators
*Big Pictures Small World
“Blessed are the young….for they shall inherit the national debt!”
“We are all GLOBAL CITIZENS.”