earn without Limits: Becoming a Global Educator Course Objective:Get a clear overview of what it means to be a Global Educator.Related Specialization:
What does it mean to be a global school?
This year, your school is embarking on the exciting jouney of becoming a Participate Global School. To support you and your colleagues in successfully launching this initiative and building a strong global foundation, we are offering a stack of online courses that provide resources, examples and collaboration.
KEY GLOBAL COMPETENCIES
Below are some courses that address becoming a global school. The Global 101 courses are required for all schools; please complete all 3. The "Electives" are meant to provide choice for schools. As a school, you'll choose one of these to complete.
These courses are required for first year schools:
THEMATIC ELECTIVES:Choose one of the courses below, based on your interests as a school. Talk to your school's leadership for more direction and information.
Becoming A Global Educator
Globally Networked Professional Learning
Culturally Responsive Global Classroom
I would say that all of the entire courses were a challenge for me to get better in my teaching and learning practice with my students in the media center. I was thrilled and exciting in many ways as I journey myself in each course. There were many times that I attempted to stop because I was overwhelmed when I explored the courses however it was too rewarding every time I implemented and have done something to the students in my class. For the most part, it was too promising for me and my students every time we have done something new. Though it's a little hard for me to consistently make sure students have worked their best in it's of the activities but our adversary lies always in our limited time for each class. Sometimes, it is so unreasonable for me to expect too much for my kids in the class because I found out that the kids need constant practice and guidance to expect a better outcome of our activities. I like to consistently implement the concept of global inquiry or inquiry-based learning approach to encourage a student-driven teaching and learning. Something has to be done more for me to be certain that my students understand well their culture and traditions to fully understand themselves and develop empathy to people with different and diverse culture and traditions. Practically, I need time to build a solid foundation for my students to become culturally responsive to a well developed global classroom.
Becoming a global school means taking our students to journey with us to establish connections around the world to immerse themselves the abilities and skills to become well acquainted with the world about peoples’ diverse cultures and traditions. It is a game changer for all of us to constantly look for ways and strategies to incorporate global awareness into our lessons, and make our students more engaged and excited to learn new things that they never heard before, and be encouraged to explore and investigate more, and dig deeper about how the world works, as they communicate and collaborate with one another, become more creative, develop their critical thinking skills and genuine empathy with other people around the world.
My name is Nerisa Pampilo and I am a Media Coordinator at Aurelian Springs Institute of Global Learning here in Halifax County, North Carolina. We are currently embarking on the journey to focus on global education in our school. I would be honest with you all that most of us, if not all are overwhelmed when we started with the vision to go global. It’s also a bit of a challenge for all us because there is too much to learn and experience that the teachers and students have to engage significantly on both ways. However, it is very rewarding and a game changer for all of us especially with our students to elevate our level of teaching and learning activities and dig deeper to help our kids become better citizens of the country.
I believe too that the world will certainly become a better place to live if all students across the world would be given a chance to understand people's diverse cultures, explore and investigate how the world works. It requires a great deal of communication, collaboration, and commitment for all members of the school community involved in the journey that was evident in the videos. As teachers and students developed our skills over and over from the start to a continuing two-way process of teaching and learning, everyone would be capable of having a smooth transition to establish global connections on any subject across the curriculum. I can feel the excitement and interesting atmosphere every time students learn new things about the world. It will be a game changer for all schools who ventured to embark on this journey to focus on global education so that our students would be well acquainted with the world.
My own perspective about how students can achieve success to become globally competent lies on consistency, collaboration, and commitment among members of the school community to push forward to make global instructional practices work. It is an exciting journey that everyone should participate to move forward and attain the school’s vision and objectives. The students will also be motivated to learn unique facts and ideas about the world when they evidently see excitement and passions within teachers and staffs as these become contagious to everyone. I was also surprised when my students ask for more ideas and facts about the country we talked about. They apparently need something more about foreign places and excited to explore and investigate deeper when we had our virtual tour using videos, research, and games to learn about primary countries and cities around the world. Having global education at our school has a great impact on our students’ academic success and personal behavior as they change their perspective and understanding about the world.
Taking my students to embark themselves to make connections with the world is primarily the most significant component that makes me most excited about going global. It’s really exciting and overwhelming at first but as we go along and continue searching for ways and strategies to improve our teaching and learning with a global twist on it, then gradually it just flows naturally that we need to incorporate in our lesson something that has global awareness and global aspect on it. It is also very rewarding when I see my students engaged in a different level and the unending aha moments they had every time they learn some unique information and ideas about some places around the world. It is quite fascinating to realize how magnificent it is to impart some knowledge to the kids that they never heard before and establish connections, communicate and collaborate with one another and develop genuine empathy to other people with diverse culture and traditions around the world. Furthermore, on the contrary, there are still questions that remain in a cloudy situations in my mind right now on how can we broaden and handle wisely, our students hope to achieve a greater deal of empathy with people around the world, with specific situations or problems such as: inability to graduate because of lack of means and capability to go to school therefore no free education available for them, no proper health care, child trafficking situations, no clean water availability and affordability, better clothing and shelter and excessive poverty apart from some scary situations of having war to explode due to the continued missile tests of North Korea that might escalate or provoke world war and a lot more. Those are some sensitive issues that we need to handle wisely and with care with our students as soon as they start being curious about them.
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Nerisa Pampilo earned the Learn without Limits: Become a Global Educator badge on October 2, 2017