Teacher Skills
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11. Develop local, national, or international partnerships that provide real world contexts for global learning opportunities I do not yet create opportunities for my students to communicate with local, national, or international organizations or individuals. I present students with an opportunity to participate in a global learning experience with local, national, or international organizations or individuals. I present students with opportunities for short-term collaboration with local, national, or international organizations to learn about the world. I develop local, national, and/or international long-term partnerships that allow my students to learn about the world with diverse communities. I guide my students to develop local, national, and international partnerships, direct their own communication with these partners, and develop their own global learning opportunities.

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 Resource

Kids Go Global
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: 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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Progressing

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

1st Grade Teacher Reflection on Building Classroom Partnerships

Classroom Resources

Level Up Village
Suggested Grade Level: K–9
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Cost: Fees vary
Description: Level Up Village offers schools STEAM courses for K–9 students that can be run through in-school, after-school, and summer programming. Each course connects students with peers in other countries through exchanging video letters and collaborating on projects with global partners.

Schools Online (British Council)
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Teachers can request to partner with a school from a certain region or country, post projects, and apply for funding. There are also lesson plans teachers can use with their partner schools.

Professional Development

Connect All Schools
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Compilation of user-submitted short descriptions and photos that share stories of various international partnerships in schools.

Empatico
Suggested Grade Level: 3–5
Subject: Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts
Cost: Free
Description: Empatico is a video conferencing platform for teachers that allows them to connect their students with classrooms around the world through interactive, standards-based activities.

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Proficient

ASCD Readings

Classroom Demo Video

High School English Language Arts: Conversation with a School in India

Classroom Resources

Level Up Village
Suggested Grade Level: K–9
Subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Cost: Fees vary
Description: Level Up Village offers schools STEAM courses for K–9 students that can be run through in-school, after-school, and summer programming. Each course connects students with peers in other countries through exchanging video letters and collaborating on projects with global partners.

Empatico
Suggested Grade Level: 3–5
Subject: Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts
Cost: Free
Description: Empatico is a video conferencing platform for teachers that allows them to connect their students with classrooms around the world through interactive, standards-based activities.

Professional Development

Global SchoolNet
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: Teachers can sign up to participate in collaborative projects with partners around the world.

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Advanced

ASCD Reading

Cross-Cultural Inquiry into Science, Educational Leadership

Classroom Demo Videos

High School Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Lesson Plan

Spanish-Speaking Countries (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 9–12
Subject: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Description: After interacting with guest speakers from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, students compare and contrast to their own native country of origin.

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