Transform your global strategic plans into achievable learning objectives for departments and programs
In this half-day workshop, we explore a series of protocols and affinity-group activities in order to concretize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to global competency. Faculty members consider the optimal methods for teaching each component, making delineations between classroom-based instruction, independent projects, online learning, and experiential education.
We develop an in-depth understanding of the objectives of global education and global citizenship, and build consensus on the appropriate methods to meet these objectives from the perspective of multiple stakeholders.
Faculty members participating in the workshop will leave with practical tools to craft “SMART” learning objectives that are aligned with their personal (and their school’s) vision of global education. Participants will be exposed to design thinking methodologies and planning frameworks used by Envoys in our internal program planning, and consider ways to support learner agency, facilitate learning across differences, and communicate results to different stakeholders .
We come together at Loomis and discuss our unique learning environments, determining the commonalities and differences in our global strategic plans and setting the stage for the work to come. We create usable norms for the day to aid our processes for collaborative work, and make visible our respective personal and professional goals.
We engage in a facilitated discussion around how to design more effective learning contexts, including both structured and unstructured pathways for transformational learning experiences to occur. We consider how to sequence activities to expand student comfort zones and create leadership opportunities, and if there is anything innately ‘global’ about various subjects, thus determining the respective foundations on which we can build new practices.
We open space for discussion of teacher- and student- led initiatives and projects that exemplify the global education objectives identified and move the process forward in their school. Using our creativity, we consider ways to support allies by helping them understand how global competency fits within their domain at school, and thus build a cohort of changemakers, inside and outside of the classroom.