International Education Washington


Global Competence Institute:
Building Global Competence in Students

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(register and view resource tables 8:00-9:00 am)

Fort Vancouver High School

5700 East 18th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661-6898

Join us for a one-day institute that will explore how to build global competence in students across the curriculum while contributing to the development of EdSteps, an innovative approach to assessment being developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

This summer institute will highlight the work on preparing global citizens at the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in the areas of Education for Environment and Sustainability, Social Studies, and World Languages. It will also be a forum for sharing best practices in our two partner states on a Grant for Multi-State Initiatives on Critical Issues from the Longview Foundation: New Jersey and West Virginia. And it will share great examples of how to engage students as global citizens from partner non-profit organizations, including Bridges to Understanding and World Affairs Council Global Classroom.

Why Attend?  Teaching and assessing student work that addresses issues of global significance—around the world or in students’ own backyards—are essential to a world-class education system. The global marketplace is real, and today’s schools must prepare students to participate, interact, and thrive in it. The more our students know about recognizing the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world, the better they will be able to work in it and improve it. Our students’ well-being, the vitality of our communities, and the welfare of our nation depend on it.

There is no cost for attending the Institute. 6 Free Clock Hours available through OSPI.

Please register in advance at OSPI Events Manager.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 Registration, Morning Refreshments, Resource Tables

9:00 - 10:30 Global Competence: What does it mean? (large group)

- Global Competence Matrix

10:45-12:00 Breakout Session 1 (OSPI)

- Education for Environment and Sustainability (Gilda Wheeler)
  and Social Studies (Kelly Martin)

- World Languages (Michele Anciaux Aoki)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (sandwiches and drinks provided)

1:00 - 2:30 Breakout Session 2

- Avatars in the Global Community - World Affairs Council Global Classroom
  and Global Citizens Program - Bridges to Understanding

- Developing Global Competence in West Virginia and New Jersey

2:45 - 3:20 Contributing to EdSteps: Works Demonstrating Global Competence

- Collecting Work Samples for Global Competence

3:20 - 3:30 Clock Hours, Evaluations (large group)

Institute Sponsors:

Funded by a Grant for Multi-State Initiatives on Critical Issues from the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding.

For more information, contact Michele Anciaux Aoki, OSPI World Languages Program Supervisor and member of the CCSSO EdSteps Global Competence Workgroup,

back to top

Home | About the Coalition | Calendar | News Room | Resources | Summit | Get Involved | Contacts | Search | Site Map
©2003 Washington State Coalition for International Education
For questions regarding this website, please contact: