Creating Connections Across the Globe
Global classrooms provide students with opportunities to collaborate on authentic tasks with peers from around the world on global challenges, while increasing content knowledge and developing Portrait of a Graduate skills.
Foundational Elements of a Global Classroom Project
Global Classroom Project provides opportunities for students to collaborate with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will also develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors to be able to engage in collective action towards issues on the local, national, and global level. Students learn the attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, and utilize these skills as they work with peers from around the globe.
What is the Global Classroom Project?
The Global Classroom Project provides authentic opportunities for student learning through instructional opportunities intentionally designed to connect Portrait of a Graduate Attributes, Content, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Classroom Project Pathways
Pathways offer an entry point and a focus for a Global Classroom Project. While there is overlap among the pathways, selecting one helps to define the project goals for the partner schools involved. The Pathways for the Global Classroom Project are:
STEAM inspires and empowers every student to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics to solve real-world problems, develop Portrait of a Graduate attributes, prepare for future careers, and engage as innovative global citizens.
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.
The Language Acquisition and Intercultural Competence pathway will allow students to develop language proficiency through culturally authentic tasks based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Cultural Responsiveness provides opportunities for students to interact more effectively with people who differ from them and better serve their local and global communities.
The content enrichment pathway provides opportunities for global collaboration that extend beyond the other pathways, and include core content such as reading, writing, mathematics and social studies/history that may not be represented within a pathway.
Our Current Progress
Students in Mrs. Taren Suraci’s (7th grade SS) and Mrs. Caitlin Wyatt’s (7th grade English) 1st period classes are partnering with a school in Bordeaux, France. Their partnership is to enhance quality education through cultural responsiveness and content enrichment by developing their communication skills.