I am excited to be sharing global pedagogy in the world language classroom with educators from NJAIS (New Jersey Association of Independent Schools). How do we make world language teaching more relevant for our students in the US? How do we move, as Jason Cummings pointed out, towards oral fluency and interpersonal communication through global connections?
Global skills, literacies, and capacities need to push our teachers and students to not just talk about the world, but learn, speak, and collaborate with the world (HT to Vicky Davis). Globally connected students NEED globally connected teachers. Let’s explore examples and ideas to connect to experts, mentors, and peers from around the world as a way of teaching and learning.
- the amplified possibilities of global connections to move beyond your classroom,
- a global learning network at your disposal,
- using your imagination to bring the world (language and
culture) to your students,
- opportunities to support and embed 21st century skills and
literacies in your curriculum,
- a showcase of examples from the World Language
cross posted at langwitches.org/blog
Silvia Tolisano is a Curriculum21 faculty member, author of the book Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators and founder of the Around the World with 80 Schools project. Read more at http://langwitches.org/blog.