International Education:
Pedagogies, Competencies, and Impact on Learning


Inspire Citizens:

23 Years of combined international teaching experience in Peru, Morocco, Malaysia,
and China

International Education Consultants

Teacher Trainers

Implementation Strategists

Global Citizenship Advocates

steve@inspirecitizens.org

aaronmoniz17@gmail.com


Themes and Objectives:

international Curriculum Models

Pedagogical Approaches

Approaches to Learning

21st Century Competencies

InclusioN Resources

Best Practices in Literacy

Metacognitive Thinking Frameworks

Extra Curricular, Service learning, Enrichments

flexible Learning Spaces

Assessment

Professional Learning


International Curriculum Models


Pedagogical Approaches
for 21st Century Readiness

 

Project Based Learning
Buck Institute of Education

Project Based Learning can be transformative for students. By presenting students with a mix of choice and responsibility, cognitive concepts and practical activities, within an environment of real-world authenticity, projects engage students in learning that is deep and long-lasting.

 

Integrated Learning
Example: ISB Futures Academy

Engaging students and helping them to develop knowledge, insights, problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and a passion for learning are common goals that educators bring to the classroom, and interdisciplinary instruction and exploration promotes realization of these objectives. SERC

 

Design Thinking
Stanford d.School

People in business, higher education, the public sector and K12 education are using design to create change.

 
 Inquiry-based learning — a teaching method that places students’ questions, ideas and observations at the centre of the education experience.  OxfordLearning

Inquiry-based learning — a teaching method that places students’ questions, ideas and observations at the centre of the education experience. OxfordLearning

 
 The shift involves thinking a great deal, first, about the specific learnings sought, and the evidence of such learnings, before thinking about what we, as the teacher, will do or provide in teaching and learning activities.    Backward design   is focused primarily on student learning and understanding. When teachers are  designing  lessons, units, or courses, they often focus on the activities and instruction rather than the outputs of the instruction.

The shift involves thinking a great deal, first, about the specific learnings sought, and the evidence of such learnings, before thinking about what we, as the teacher, will do or provide in teaching and learning activities.

Backward design is focused primarily on student learning and understanding. When teachers are designing lessons, units, or courses, they often focus on the activities and instruction rather than the outputs of the instruction.

 

Flipped Classrooms
Blended Learning

ACSD Why you should flip your classroom?
Better responds to the learning needs of children living in today's ever more connected world.

 

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Why do we need global competence? OECD/PISA
- to live harmoniously in multicultural communities
- to thrive in a changing labour market
- to use media platforms effectively and responsibly
- to support the Sustainable Development Goals


Developmental and Balanced
Mindsets and Approaches

 

Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck

When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. - Dweck

 

Whole Child Approach: The demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education to fully prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. Research, practice, and common sense confirm that a whole child approach to education will develop and prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow by addressing students' comprehensive needs through the shared responsibility of students, families, schools, and communities.

 

The Early Years Learning Framework defines play-based learning as 'a context for learning through which children organize and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations.

 

Children are innately interested in learning about the world around them and through their natural curiosity are able to develop themselves. By providing an environment that supports natural development, Montessori education enables children to develop the fundamental capacities that they need to become happy and fulfilled adults who contribute to society.


Competencies for 21st Century Learning:
Skills for College, Career, and Citizenship

 

Competency-based Education
Personalized Learning

 

Framework for 21st Century Learning

P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom).

 

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In a push for better test scores, many students are leaving education systems lacking the critical thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in higher education or in the workplace (Smith & Szymanski, 2013).

 

Digitally literate students are confident using digital content and tools in their learning. Digital literacy skills enable them to: find and access digital content that is fit for purpose. ... create and share digital content in purposeful ways. - National Library of New Zealand

 
 Teachers can better prepare students for future careers by helping them develop  ' enterprise skills '  such as digital and financial literacy, critical thinking and teamwork, according to analysis of millions of job ads. ... This pay premium reflects the value that employers place on these skills and their relative scarcity.' -  Teacher Magazine

Teachers can better prepare students for future careers by helping them develop 'enterprise skills' such as digital and financial literacy, critical thinking and teamwork, according to analysis of millions of job ads. ... This pay premium reflects the value that employers place on these skills and their relative scarcity.' - Teacher Magazine

 

Global Competence and Sustainable Thinking

Why do we need global competence?
- to live harmoniously in multicultural communities
- to thrive in a changing labour market
- to use media platforms effectively and responsibly
- to support the Sustainable Development Goals

 

STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

 Purpose: Strengthen students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different STEM disciplines, and to nurture their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills, as well as to foster their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit as required in the 21st century.

Purpose: Strengthen students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different STEM disciplines, and to nurture their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills, as well as to foster their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit as required in the 21st century.


Inclusion Resources

 

The idea of differentiating instruction is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for and attention to student differences in classrooms, in the context of high quality curriculums. - Carol Ann Tomlinson

 

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

 

Sheltered Instruction Operational Protocol
(EAL and Dual Language Education)

The SIOP Model* is a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction that has been widely and successfully used across the U.S. for over 15 years Professional development in the SIOP Model helps teachers plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to acquire academic knowledge as they develop English language proficiency.

 

Why co-teach? The realities of today's classrooms include a focus on inclusion, evidenced-based instruction, accountability, diversity, differentiation, and continuous assessment. To meet these challenges, many teachers are collaborating for all or part of their day. University of Virginia


Best Practices in Literacy

 

The workshop program includes peer conferences and teacher conferences with students but emphasizes students' independence and allows them to become successful and avid readers and writers outside of the classroom.
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University

 

Naming the World
Harnessing the power of poetry, Nancie Atwell's Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons empowers adolescents to make sense of their personal place in the world while honing their critical reading and writing skills.

Nancie Atwell is one of the most respected educators in the U.S. and across the world. Winner of the Varkey Foundation's inaugural Global teacher Prize, she donated the $1 million award to the Center for Teaching and Learning, the K-8 demonstration school she founded in Edgecomb, Maine, in 1990. Thomas Newkirk calls In the Middle "the greatest book on literacy teaching ever written in this country."

 

Voice and Choice in Literature Circles
and Book Clubs

Literature circles provide a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students reshape and add onto their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers.

 

Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use:
- Connecting reading to their background knowledge
- Creating sensory images
- Asking questions
- Drawing inferences
- Determining what's important
- Synthesizing ideas
- Solving problems

 

Notice and Note introduces “signposts” that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature or non-fiction and encourages them to read closely. This helps create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly and rigorously, and reflect on what it means to them.

 

Early Childhood Literacy

 

Metacognitive Thinking Frameworks

 
 

How can classrooms become places of intellectual stimulation where learning is viewed not in test scores but in the development of individuals who can think, plan, create, question, and engage independently as learners? Making Thinking Visible offers educators research-based solutions for creating just such cultures of thinking.
Harvard EDU

 

Thinking Like a Historian

Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction by Nikki Mandell and Bobbie Malone is a teaching and learning framework that explains the essential elements of history and provides "how to" examples for building historical literacy in classrooms at all grade levels.


Extra Curricular, Experiential and
Service Learning, Enrichments

 
 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, internships, practicums, field exercises, study abroad, undergraduate research and studio performances. - Boston University Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Service Learning

Students benefit from real world applications of their academic learning while they are still in school, with a research-based approach called Service Learning. This allows them a laboratory to practice, review, reassess, and reflect, all with the guidance and support of knowledgeable teachers. They see the viability and purpose of their study. This process actually adds rigor to academics as students are depended upon, builds interdisciplinary understandings, and deepens learning. - CBK Associates

Marquette University

 

Enrichments and After School Clubs

(Enrichment and) after school programs are at the cutting edge of combining education and youth development, creating programs that children want to attend — where hands-on, fun creative learning is the norm…they will help children succeed in school and develop professional skills that will help them in the workforce. - Washington Post


Flexible Learning Spaces

Flexible learning spaces consist of multiple spaces for many types of individual and group based teaching and learning practices. These spaces also enhance and enable innovative learning environments, where student-centered learning and collaborative teaching practices are at the core of a school’s educational vision.


Assessment

 

Formative and Summative Assessment

 

Standards-Based Assessment

The term standards-based refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating understanding or mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education. -EdGlossary

 

Criterion referenced assessment (CRA) is the process of evaluating (and grading) the learning of students against a set of pre-specified qualities or criteria, without reference to the achievement of others (Brown, 1998; Harvey, 2004).

 

English Language Proficiency


Professional Learning

 

Professional Learning Communities

 

steve@inspirecitizens.org

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