Global Education Assessment Tools
As a part of the TGC program, various rubrics, documents and checklists were provided to help guide the conversations I had with my teaching peers and administrators while also providing the language and relevant data I should be collecting to bring my global curriculum to life. Listed below are the resources that I found most relevant and helpful. Please feel free to take and use in for your own classroom designs.
The global education tools and assessments provided on this page include: (In the order they appear on the page)
- The Global Education Checklist
- Global Competencies-CCSSO: Asia Society
- OXFAM Global Citizenship Audit
- Checklist for Teaching Global Competence
- Technology Integration Matrix
- Teachers for Global Classrooms Tools and Resources
The Global Education Checklist
A great starting point and tool for identifying global education gaps in current instruction and the school environment. I incorporated this at the beginning of our school year as a part of professional development with our teachers. Insightful conversation and and evolving ideas ensued.
BELOW ARE GLOBAL COMPETENCIES FOUND IN VERONICA MANSILLA & ANTHONY JACKSON'S PREPARING OUR YOUTH TO ENGAGE THE WORLD PUBLISHED BY THE ASIA SOCIETY.
At East Campus, we believe all education should "Identify and create opportunities for personal or collaborative action to address situations, events, issues, or phenomena in ways that improve conditions" as stated below. The competencies align with Wagner's message above and the d.school's innovative movement highlighted below. Accompanying most of the competencies are examples of socially innovative projects, conferences, etc. we have participated in and created.
GLobal Citizenship in the Whole School-Global Citizenship Audit
An audit is a practical starting point. The link below sets out some key areas for consideration. It can be adapted to suit your own educational circumstances, so you may want to add your own points.
Checklist for Teaching Global Competence
Provides teachers with guiding questions as they develop their activities and lessons towards a more globally focused classroom.
Technology Integration Matrix
While not directly tied to Global Education, I have utilized this tool to direct my teachers towards a more engaging approach in using technology in their pedagogy. The beauty/power in the matrix is in the video clips that accompany each of the matrix categories. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaption, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.
TEachers for Global Classrooms (TGC): TOols and Resources
- Web tools to facilitate international communication
- Initiatives and organizations that support collaboration between global classrooms
- Lesson plans and student resources with an international focus