Imagine if there was a school programme that could open your child’s mind, encourage them how to think, as opposed to what to think, and prepare them to make responsible and informed decisions?
Global Competence through World Savvy
There’s never been a more crucial time to teach our children about the world, and how they can become responsible global citizens. World Savvy, the national leader and pioneer in Global Competence learning and teaching in the US, does just that – creates a critical awareness in our children of global issues.
World Savvy is a national education nonprofit that works with educators, schools, and districts to integrate the highest quality of global competence teaching and learning into K-12 classrooms, so all young people can be prepared to engage, succeed, and meet the challenges of 21st century citizenship.
Teaching Our Children to Be Responible Global Citizens
Founded in 2002, World Savvy has grown from 90 students and 20 teachers, to reaching more than 405,000 youth and nearly 3,000 teachers today. Defining and leading efforts to sustainably and deeply integrate global competence into teaching and learning at all levels, and particularly for historically marginalized youth, World Savvy’s dynamic programs and services help youth in middle and high school learn how to think, rather than what to think, about critical global and community issues, which are often complex and unaddressed in school
Why Being World Savvy Matters….
The feedback from the teachers and students who have taken part in the World Savvy Program has been extraordinary. Just some of the outcomes for students include; enhanced skills for global competence, including analyzing evidence, digital technology, communication, collaboration, resiliency; critical, comparative and creative thinking. An openness to new opportunities, ideas and ways of thinking; self-awareness about identity and culture, and sensitivity and respect for differences; a desire to seek out multiple perspectives and incentive to take on informed action on issues that matter to them and knowledge of and engagement in community and world affairs. (Courtesy: www.worldsavvy.org)