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Global Literacy21st CCLC

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

The Power of Afterschool and the Future of Learning: A Nebraska Afterschool Conference
September 28, 2012
Omaha/LaVista Embassy Suites Conference Center
Let’s Go Global
Global Competency refers to the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to live and work effectively in the new global environment. This sectional will cover fun ways to incorporate global learning into your afterschool program through a variety of hands-on activities.
Sarah Sutton, Program Support, 21st CCLC
Let's Go Global.pdf
Online Global Resources.pdf

ARTICLES

Building Bridges A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding
This book is designed for adaption by teachers in grades 6-12 and provides lessons to help students better understand culture, how it has shaped them, the perspective of other cultures with respect for those who are different, and an increased awareness of the value and practicality of social service.

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World
This publication is intended for educators, administrators, parents and other stakeholders interested in preparing youth for the 21st century, introducing a conceptual framework for global competence.

Online Global Resources
The Power of Afterschool and the Future of Learning: A Nebraska Afterschool Conference
La Vista Embassy Suites
September 28, 2012

WEBSITES

Asia Society
This website promotes Asia Society's mission to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression and generate new ideas across the field of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.
http://www.asiasociety.org/

Asian Society - Expanded Learning Toolkit
Afterschool and summer learning programs across the country have found that adopting a global learning framework can help build program quality and youth engagement. Asia Society created this website that features a range of materials that will help school leaders, afterschool program directors, trainers, and line staff integrate global learning into out-of-school time.
http://asiasociety.org/education/afterschool/expanded-learning-toolkit

Asia Kids Society
This website is linked to Asia Society's main page, and includes sections for children (Stories, Arts, Languages, Games) and educational resources for teachers, parents and afterschool providers. 
http://kids.asiasociety.org/

Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Culture Matters
This cross-cultural workbook, designed for classrooms from 8th grade to college, was developed by the Peace Corps to help volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully in other cultures. 
http://wws.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/enrichment/culturematters/index.html

Global Competence Matrix
Asia Society and Council of Chief State School Officers
This one-page matrix outlines a set of outcomes of what students need to know and be able to do to be globally competent youth. Globally competent youth can investigate the world beyond their immediate environment; recognize perspectives, others’ and their own; communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences; and take action to improve conditions.
http://www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net/global-competence-matrix

European Geography Games
Students at all levels can utilize this website to learn more about the European Geographic Regions, Europe’s countries, capitals, and landscape.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm

National Geographic Kids
This website offers children's games, activities, stories and videos about people, places and animals from different countries. 
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

Outreach World: A Resource for Teaching Kids about the World
Outreach World is an international education resource for teachers, providing interdisciplinary, cross-regional and standard-specific units, lessons and instructional aids. 
http://www.outreachworld.org/

Smithsonian Education: Educators
This website is designed to access lesson plans and resources aligned to state standards (can be searched by state, grade and subject) related to art and design, science and technology, history and culture and language arts.
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html

Thinkfinity
This website contains a variety of discipline-specific, standards based educational resources for educators, students, parents and afterschool providers. 
http://www.thinkfinity.org/

World Affairs Council
The Global Classroom section connects teachers and students with international resources, ideas, and people and offers lesson plans related to world politics, history, geography and economics.
http://www.world-affairs.org/programs/global-classroom/

WEBINARS

Going Global
Mardi North, Nebraska Department of Education and Sarah Sutton, former 21st CCLC Project Director
http://nde.adobeconnect.com/p7ss084fozf/
Global competency refers to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live and work effectively in the new global environment. This webinar introduces strategies and resources that can be used for incorporating global learning into your afterschool program.