DCPS believes that all students should be global citizens and that all teachers can be global educators. The Global Access | World Readiness initiative is a new district-wide effort to ensure that all students across the city have equitable access to global perspectives and opportunities. Starting in summer 2016, DCPS will send 8th and 11th grade students abroad for immersive learning experiences and provide aligned professional development opportunities for educators to broaden their perspectives and content knowledge.
$3.7 MILLION INVESTMENT NEED
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING FOR ALL
INVESTMENT NEED: $300K
In School Year 2016-2017, DCPS will establish the Global Learning Opportunity for Bilingual Educators (GLOBE) Fellowship to provide a cohort of 15 excellent DCPS world language teachers the opportunity to serve as world language leaders in the district.
GLOBE Fellows will bolster their skills by participating in American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) professional development workshops and by attending ACTFL’s annual conference.
GLOBE FELLOWSHIP FOR DCPS EDUCATORS
INVESTMENT NEED: $400K
DCPS’ Global Understanding for All will offer professional development opportunities for educators who wish to integrate global perspectives into their classrooms.
Participating teachers will have opportunities to: attend the Annual Global Education Summit; earn a Teacher’s College Global Competence Certificate from Columbia University, which includes international travel experiences; or enroll in Harvard University’s Project Zero Professional Development sessions meant to bolster global perspectives. All participants will model learnings for their school communities and other DCPS educators so that more students, teachers, and administrators can benefit.
STUDY ABROAD for dcps students
$3M OVER 1 YEAR
Hundreds of middle and high school students from across the city will have the opportunity to study abroad in summer 2017.
In spring 2016, more than 900 students applied for the first cohort of the Global Scholars Program. In response to this tremendous interest, DCPS will expand this opportunity to 500 students in the following year.
Students will prepare for international excursions through pre-trip assignments and group meetings. During travel, students will blog and capture photos and, upon their return, they will share their experiences with their school communities.
Investments are needed for student and teacher travel, lodging, and curricular resources.