Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

ISBN-10: 1483344185
ISBN-13: 9781483344188
Edition: 2014
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Description: A Toolkit to address the barrier to teaching global perspectives and concepts, offering simple, turn-key lessons and activities that busy teachers can implement right away.  Inspiring teachers towards introducing the world in their classrooms, the  More...

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/19/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

A Toolkit to address the barrier to teaching global perspectives and concepts, offering simple, turn-key lessons and activities that busy teachers can implement right away.  Inspiring teachers towards introducing the world in their classrooms, the book provides practical, easy-to-follow tips, lessons and strategies that don't require a significant investment of time, funds, or new expertise.  Addressing issues as disparate as recruiting volunteers, picking themes, integrating global issues into academic disciplines, using interactive, digital learning tools, and inspiring and planning service learning, this is a one-stop toolkit for schools wanting to take a global focus in their curricula.  

Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House/Ballantine Press), hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.Her work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context e" and have fun along the way. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and is a contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS, SproutTV, Momsrising, GOOD, Ashokae(tm)s Start Empathy initiative and Edutopia, among other media, and a sought-after speaker and trainer around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy and inclusion. She is the author of Growing Up in a Global Classroom in the anthology Mastering Global Literacies, ed. Heidi Hayes-Jacobs (Solution Tree Press, 2013) and co-author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014).Homa has 20 yearse(tm) experience in global competitiveness, organizational, business and international development with hundreds of businesses, non-profit agencies, governments and international organizations. She has lived on three continents, is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Universitye(tm)s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the worlde(tm)s major faiths. She has served on various non-profit Boards, including, the Board of Directors of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national leader protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. She is married and the mother of three.

Rebecca Mladic-Morales is thefounder of Kid World Citizen ( www.kidworldcitizen.org ), offering parents and educators activities that help young minds go global. Her work has been featured on Scholastic, the U.S. Department of Education, NBC Latino, MSN, and PBSKids among others. She is a teacher, teacher-trainer, speaker, and educational consultant. Shehas workedwith differentforeign exchange programs,including the setup of theInternational Club at her local elementary school. Rebecca holds an MA in Teaching ESL, with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication, from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; and an MA in School Counseling with a focus on immigrants in schools, from Roosevelt University in Chicago. For the past 20 years, she hastaught ESL in different settingsranging fromhigh schoolto college level courses. Her expertise encompasses global education, geo-literacy, service learning, educational technology aiming to connect students worldwide,as well as setting up cultural exchange programs. Rebecca currently resides in Houston with her husband andfour children, whose curiosity, compassion, and energy are her perpetual inspiration.

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