Teacher Skills
ELEMENT Nascent Beginning Progressing Proficient Advanced
9. Integrate learning experiences for students that promote content-aligned explorations of the world I do not yet include global learning experiences aligned with content standards. I can identify global learning experiences that align with content standards. I integrate into my instruction global learning experiences aligned with my students’ interests and content standards. I regularly integrate real-world and challenging global learning experiences aligned with my students’ interests and content standards. I reflect on my students’ global learning experiences and revise my teaching accordingly. I support the school community in integrating global learning experiences.

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 Video

7th Grade Social Studies: Overpopulation

Lesson Plan

Overpopulation (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 5–12
Subject: Social Studies, World History, US History
Description: Students consider how overpopulation will affect them and what push/pull factors affect where people live.

Classroom Resource

National Geographic Teaching Resources
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: Science, Geography, Social Studies
Cost: Free
Description: Full lessons and units with resources that are standards-aligned related to geography, environment, and cultures across the world.

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Progressing

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

High School Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Lesson Plan

Spanish-Speaking Countries (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 10–12
Subject: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Description: Students compare and contrast a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.

Classroom Resources

Edutopia - Global Competence Resources
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Includes unit plans, lesson plans, and additional resources to help assess students’ global competency.

Global Math Stories
Suggested grade level: 4–12
Subject: Mathematics
Cost: Free
Description: A collaborative tool for making global connections in mathematics education. Stories of life from around the world have been submitted by users, along with questions meant to facilitate further exploration into the stories’ mathematical content.

iEarn Lesson Plans for Integrating Global Content
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Website of lesson plans created by master teachers that integrate global online project work; also includes videos

National Geographic Teaching Resources
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: Science, Geography, Social Studies
Cost: Free
Description: Full lessons and units with resources that are standards-aligned related to geography, environment, and cultures across the world.

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Proficient

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Videos

1st Grade ESL: Rainforests

Middle School Math: Exponential Growth

Classroom Resource

Edutopia - Global Competency Resources
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Includes it plans, lesson plans, and additional resources to help assess students’ global competency.

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Advanced

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

1st Grade ESL: Rainforests

Lesson Plan

Rain Forests (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 1
Subject: English as a Second Language, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Description: Students explore how their actions impact the rain forest.

Classroom Resource

Edutopia - Global Competency Resources
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Includes it plans, lesson plans, and additional resources to help assess students’ global competency.

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