International Education Washington
Model for Global Perspectives in Education
This project is funded by a 2007 State Innovations grant from Longview Foundation.
Purpose: Provide guidance to schools who want to internationalize
their curriculum but don’t know how
Timeframe: Spring through January, 2008
- Work with Karen Kodama and Seattle Schools to define and elaborate
the model begun at the John Stanford International School and Hamilton
International Middle School; provide communications support
- Hold workshops to share “best practices” experience of teachers in
the International Schools (such as scaffolding and GLAD – Guided
Language Acquisition Design)
- Develop globalized curriculum in Math & Science, especially for
use in elementary language immersion programs (Spanish, Japanese,
- Present workshops on the model at statewide venues, such as the
Washington State Council for the Social Studies, Washington
Association for Language Teaching, and OSPI Winter Conference and the
Phi Beta Kappa Conference in Vancouver in October
Karen Kodama, Principal of John Stanford International School
and now head of international education and world languages for
Seattle Public Schools
Michele Anciaux Aoki, Ph.D., P.M.P., International Education
Consultant; 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 State Team Member; and Project
Director for 2003, 2005, and 2007 State Innovations grants
Status as of: 2/2/2008 | 1/28/2008 | 11/27/2007 | 9/2/2007 |
- The "Best Practices for Language and Instruction" workshop held on
February 2, 2008 attracted over 75 participants ranging from
elementary to middle to high school world language teachers, teachers
of English Language Learners, school psychologists, and others. For
photos showing the John Stanford International School teachers sharing
some of the strategies they have incorporated into their classrooms,
you can download the Best
Practices (PPT - 11 mb) or
PDF (9 mb).
- Copies of the premier issue of the
Washington State Kappan Journal (PDF) were distributed at the
annual International Business Breakfast on January 17, 2008. The
magazine featured an interview with Karen Kodama, "Global Education:
Not Just For a Few," and articles by Walter Parker, "'International
Education' in U.S. Schools: The Second Wave," and Michele Anciaux
Aoki, "World Languages: State of the State."
- Teachers from John Stanford International School are scheduled to
present a workshop on "Best
Practices in Language and Content Instruction" on February 2,
- Chinese teachers Pollyanna Wang and Chia Chia Wang and language
consultant Kristin Percy Calaff presented a workshop on Content-Based
Curriculum development at the WAFLT Conference October 11-13. They
shared examples from the Math curriculum they have been developing
under the FLAP Grant to Seattle Public Schools.
- Karen Kodama, International Education Administrator for Seattle
Public Schools, was on a panel at the Phi Beta Kappa Conference on
Global Education in Vancouver, Canada in October. She shared the model
for international schools developed while she was principal at John
Stanford International School in Seattle.
- Michele Anciaux Aoki is scheduled to present on "College Readiness
in the Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages" at the OSPI Winter
Conference in Spokane in January, 2008. Her presentation focuses on
putting the world into "world-class" education.
- Pollyanna Wang, Chinese teacher at John Muir Elementary in Seattle
under the FLAP Grant to the Seattle School District, is scheduled to
present a workshop on Content-Based Curriculum development at the
WAFLT Conference October 11-13, where she will share some of the Math
curriculum in Chinese that she has developed for Seattle schools.
- Karen Kodama is meeting with schools in the Seattle Public Schools
that are considering becoming "international schools."
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