Congratulations on your commitment to global education! Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to deeply engage your students in a global issue about which they’re passionate, and along the way, build skills critical for their future success in more diverse communities, workplaces and in a more interconnected world. We’re inspired by the stories we hear from teachers about how World Savvy Classrooms gives them the tools to inspire their students, and impact their learning and growth. We hope you’ll join us and become a part of World Savvy Classrooms!
- Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy
World Savvy works with K-12 students, teachers and leaders to reimagine education in a global context so that all students, particularly those who have been marginalized, can thrive in a more interconnected, interdependent global age. World Savvy Classrooms provides a model for middle and high school teachers to integrate global competence into their curriculum. It combines ...
World Savvy works with K-12 students, teachers and leaders to reimagine education in a global context so that all students, particularly those who have been marginalized, can thrive in a more interconnected, interdependent global age. World Savvy Classrooms provides a model for middle and high school teachers to integrate global competence into their curriculum. It combines professional development for educators with project-based learning for students across all disciplines.
The program’s current theme, Population & Progress, helps students explore how a growing population defines progress, analyze challenges facing our communities and our world based on this growth and development, and formulate innovations that address these issues. Teachers work with their students on theme-related projects that culminate in the World Savvy Festival, a regional celebration of student work, which brings together several hundred students from across the metro area. As a result of the program, students begin to see themselves as changemakers with the ability to affect issues in their community and more broadly. In addition, they develop critical skills including empathy, respect for multiple perspectives, creative thinking, and an understanding of globally significant issues.
Project and problem-based learning support student inquiry and give students a purpose for their learning. It encourages them to think “What can I do to help?” And then they actually formulate ideas and work through a plan to do that. It gives them such a feeling of empowerment. That sense of purpose is a lot of what’s missing in education today, and that’s what World Savvy Classrooms has helped me create in my classroom.
- Maggie Front, Mill Valley Middle School
How to get involved
The program spans the academic year but you can begin to engage at any time. Introductory training will take place in October / November of the new academic year and you can begin preparing right away!
The World Savvy Classrooms program integrates the highest level of global competence learning into classrooms by combining professional development and consulting for educators with multi-disciplinary projects for middle and high school students. As a teacher, you can sign up right now to get started in November 2016. The World Savvy team will guide you through these steps and provide you with all you need along the way!