Global Competence: Teaching Young Learners to Take Action for Worldwide Impact

John Stanford International School

Seattle, Washington

School Type
Urban, public

Target Audience
Grades K-5

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A Model School Focuses on Students Taking Global Action

John Stanford International School (JSIS) has been a model for developing global awareness curricula. Now they've expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

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Video: Tips for Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact

How you can encourage global perspectives in your students: Teachers from JSIS share a few favorite strategies.

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How To Expand a Successful School Model

The success of JSIS spawned a growing network of international schools. The school's founding principal shares advice for administrators on expanding from one school to many.

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Research Supports Global Curriculum

Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional learning communities (PLCs) enhance student learning at JSIS.

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Resources and Downloads for Global Competence

Educators from JSIS in Seattle, Washington, have provided these resources and tools for teaching global competence.

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