Introduction to Global Competence

A Course in the Teaching for Global Competence Series

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This course engages educators in the global competence movement and the exciting instructional opportunities of a global education focus. The course is designed to show how developing global competencies is within grasp and does not increase educators' instructional loads. Teaching with a global focus also successfully engages students and prepares them for college, work, and life. This free introductory course is an excellent way to begin building the foundations of a global competence culture in the classroom or during out-of-school time.

This course serves as the introduction to the Teaching for Global Competence program and is free of charge.

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Designed With the Following Audiences in Mind

Everyone is eligible to enroll in this course. This course is especially suited for the following audiences.

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Classroom Teacher: Delivers educational content in an academic institution.

Teaching for Global Competence Audience Icon: Educational Leader

Educational Leader: Guides staff, students, and parents toward a shared educational goal.

Courses in the Teaching for Global Competence Series

Learn about the global competence movement in education and how it connects to learning in classrooms and in out-of-school time in this free introduction course.
What are the four components of global competence, and how can they act as a guide for structuring curriculum, instruction, and assessment? Come learn how this Framework can guide student learning both within and across disciplines.
Learn a proven method to develop global competence through project-based learning. Learn how to engage students in projects that are inquiry-based, student led, problem focused, authentic, and rooted in real-world global issues.
Learn how a global competence perspective brings context, relevance, and usefulness to your classroom or program. By the end of this course, you will learn how to empower students to apply academic knowledge to real-world problems and challenges.
Learn instructional strategies aligned to the four domains of global competence—and applicable across all disciplines— that will help students develop the skills they need in today's global and digital world.
Move your students further up the continuum from global awareness to global understanding by learning how to identify globally significant issues and connect them to your subject matter and local context.
Learn how to design your own curriculum storyboards based on performance assessments using the Center for Global Education's premiere curriculum tools.
Learn how to develop, plan, and implement effective, globally focused assessments that integrate relevant instructional strategies, formative assessments, and an open student-teacher feedback loop.
Learn how global issues can be integrated throughout STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education to help guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking in tackling complex global problems.
In this course, designed for school leaders, learn about the Global School Design. This thinking model can be used for school-wide strategic planning and community-wide innovations to bolster global competence education.

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Learn about online global competence courses and certificate programs offered by the Center for Global Education in collaboration with Arizona State University designed for educators in schools and in out-of-school time.