Teacher Dispositions
ELEMENT Nascent Beginning Progressing Proficient Advanced
2. Commitment to promoting equity worldwide I have not yet considered local and global inequities. I care about the well being of others. I recognize that inequities exist locally and globally (e.g., poverty and discrimination). I understand that there are barriers to equity locally and globally. I seek opportunities to contribute to efforts to address inequities. I engage in opportunities that address particular issues of local and/or global inequity (e.g., poverty and discrimination). I take responsibility for helping my students and others in my school to recognize inequities. I actively seek to understand why inequities exist and challenge those underlying causes. I lead students and others in my school to act on issues of equity locally and globally.

Source: The Globally Competent Teaching Continuum was originally developed in 2014 by J. M. Cain, J. Glazier, H. Parkhouse, and A. Tichnor-Wagner at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Beginning

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Videos

8th Grade Music: Literacy Rates

Middle School Math: Population Growth

Lesson Plans

Latin American Folk Music (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 7
Subject: Band
Description: Students compare folk songs from a variety of countries.

Pollution (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 1
Subject: Science, Reading
Description: Students explore problems related to pollution.

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Progressing

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

8th Grade Science: Sources of Energy

Lesson Plan

Energy (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 8
Subject: Science
Description: Students explore different energy sources and the environmental consequences of their use around the world.

Classroom Resource

Kids Go Global
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Classes can view examples of schools’ global projects, or partner with a school to create a global project; teachers can also access links to human rights issues and various international topics.

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Proficient

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

1st Grade ESL: Rainforests

Classroom Resources

UN Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language (PDF)
Suggested grade level: K–5
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: This PDF document is a more simplified version put into child-friendly language. This resource is a good way to introduce topics of social justice to students and help them gain a better understanding of the “rights” all children have.

Kids Go Global
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Classes can view examples of schools’ global projects, or partner with a school to create a global project; teachers can also access links to human rights issues and various international topics.

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Advanced

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Videos

1st Grade Science: Pollution

7th Grade Social Studies: Overpopulation

Lesson Plans

Rainforests (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 1
Subject: ESL, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Description: Students explore the importance of the rain forest and how humans change the rain forest.

Conflict Resolution (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 6–12
Subject: Social Studies
Description: Students explore global conflicts and practice developing peacekeeping plans.

Classroom Resources

Service Learning - Asia Society
Suggested grade level: K–5
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: A “how-to guide” for implementing globally focused service-learning projects. Includes a comprehensive list of global service-learning resources and programs.

Kids Go Global
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Classes can view examples of schools’ global projects, or partner with a school to create a global project; teachers can also access links to human rights issues and various international topics.

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