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Why 

Global Education?

With the polarization and vitriol of our current world we need an understanding of global competence more than ever. 

Teaching Resources:

Local Community Resources

"The purpose of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to educate, promote and provide forums for conversation on international topics."

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world." The Lowell Interact clubs are associated with Rotary as well. 

This local college provides a vast array of study abroad opportunities as well as resources including useful travel guides. 

GVSU offers many study abroad programs, international grant and internships, and hosts a variety of symposiums. It is also possible to connect with professors in the language and international studies programs as special guests in your classroom.

A food bank in Lowell, MI, otherwise known as F.R.O.M., provides resource connection and family support to over 600 people in the community.  Their mission closely aligns with many of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

International Learning Resources

Check out some of these great resources to bring global education into your classroom today!

Sustainable Development Goals

The UN's 17 SDGs were created as a guide for all countries and all people to help transform our world for the better by 2030. Find fast facts, partnerships, and ways to get involved.
 

GapMinder

A fact based site used to help fight misconceptions around the world relating to things like extreme poverty to global warming. Has several tools to use within the classroom including my favorite, Dollar Street, which shows how people around the world live on various income levels. 

iEARN

"Join interactive curriculum-based groups where students are creating, researching, sharing opinions and becoming global citizens."

Global Nomads Group
 

"Since 1998, Global Nomads Group has offered young people safe digital spaces through which to express themselves, share their stories, and connect with peers through youth-created online courses, content creation internships, discussion platforms, and events for young people worldwide."

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms

A full-year professional development opportunity that includes a 10 week intensive online course in global education, travel to a global education symposium in Washington, DC, and a two to three week international field experience.

Need an Example?

Here is a Project Based Learning Unit Plan that I created for my Spanish Class

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Mission

To create a more just and sustainable world, one that fosters understanding and sees diversity as the asset that it is. 

Vision

To merge the local with the global. To make bridges instead of walls. 

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