It’s the official publication day of my new, co-authored book, The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners! Becky Morales and I have been living and breathing this project for the last 2+ years and it feels GOOD to see it come to fruition. We have a website for the book here: globaledtoolkit.com, and our publisher, Corwin (a Division of Sage), has an exciting site, with links to every resource in the book here: corwin.com/globaledtoolkit/.
A bit about the book:
The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin Press, Feb. 2014) provides the tools for practical, effective, and fun activities that will advance global awareness in your K–6 students, and equip staff and volunteers with hundreds of ideas and the confidence to implement them. With special emphasis on integrating global learning into Common Core State Standards and all subject areas, effective use of technology and social media, meaningful service learning, and practical organizational tools, the low- or no-cost resources shared here can be used on their own for individual lessons, in homeschooling, in after-school clubs, in Scouts, for special celebrations, or to tie into an entire year’s theme. Learning about and with the world shouldn’t feel like yet another add-on to already burdened educational priorities, but help to support goals for educating the whole child.
Whether you dedicate a day, week, month, or entire year to an international theme or you decide to intersperse global activities and learning across disciplines, special activities, or community building, a thoughtful execution of global education resources, themes, and technology can help build a foundation of awareness that can change the school’s culture and shape the way students will react to the world around them, for many years to come. We hope that the resources in this book will help you along a path of discovery and encouraging lifelong learning.