Toolkit

Use this Mapping the Nation toolkit to raise awareness and support for global education!

Advocacy Resources

• First, understand your local community using the data. Here is a worksheet to help you. (Download the PDF)

• Raise public awareness around education and workforce issues. Here is a worksheet to help you create your story.

Educator Resources

• Overview and Objectives (Download the PDF)

• Activity 1: Introducing Maps (Download the PDF)

• Activity 2: Demographics in Our Community (Download the PDF)

• Activity 3: Who Do We Trade With and Why? (Download the PDF)

• Activity 4: Creating an Info Graphic (Download the PDF)

• Activity 5: Organizing a Trade Mission (optional) (Download the PDF)

• Glossary


Follow these steps to invest in students, the workforce, and the nation.

Individual Actions

• Thank a teacher. They prepare us for every job on earth.

• Share your findings via social media and the link to the map. Tag it #MapTheNation.

• Share the infographics you find most compelling.

• Write an Op-Ed or blog stating your position, and back it up with data.

• Raise public awareness around education and workforce issues. Here is a worksheet to help you create your story.

• If you’re a parent, advocate for language and global learning programs in your child’s school and district.

Team Actions

Schools: use these tools to help develop student global competence:

free book | global competence framework

Higher Ed: NAFSA: Association of International Educators has created advocacy tools to assist in articulating strategies for helping university and college students develop global competence.

Education communities: start a language immersion program and pipeline (the link is for Chinese, but its advice can be used widely).

After-school programs: Use this toolkit to make global connections.

Districts: Use this rubric to create a district-wide plan.

States: Leverage a wide variety of resources to make global learning an opportunity for every student:

organize a state intiative | global competence rubric | read how one state used the data


Get Involved

To learn more about how to make the case in your community or to get involved.

Global Competence  Toolkit Policy