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The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace

Language Magazine – Mehdi Lazar

“For the last 30 years, the world economy has been more global and multicultural than ever before. In any given country, foreign-based companies operate every day, while overseas branches of the same companies are often present in various countries. The job market is consequently more global, multilingual, and multicultural in nature, and the workforce of the future will need to be more linguistically and culturally heterogeneous.” (more)

Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally

KQED News Mind/Shift – Kathy Cassidy

“Some teachers I talk to say they do not have time to connect with other classrooms because they are too busy covering their curriculum. In fact, connecting with others is not an addition to our curriculum. It is not something we do after we have finished our reading and math for the day. It is the way we do our curriculum. From practicing counting by fives or comparing similarities and differences via Skype, to writing for a worldwide audience, to making and sharing videos of social studies concepts on our blogs, we connect and invite the world to learn with us and to help us learn. Although learning from others is a key reason why I continue to connect my classroom online, there are many other reasons as well.” (more)

How to bring global learning to your classroom

E-School News – Susan Tate

“Global citizenship is defined by Kosmos Journal as identifying with being a part of an emerging world community and recognizing the importance of taking part in building this community’s values and practices. As a teacher in a rural school district, in a county where many people never move away for college or jobs, it is important for me to use my travels to inspire my students to empathize with others beyond our county and state. While our young people are increasingly connected with others through technology, these connections are often superficial, which leads to an underdeveloped world view. My goal is to get them excited and curious about the world, and I model what it means to be a global citizen through expeditionary travel.” (more)

Accelerator Aims to Close Global Literacy Gap with Project Literacy

Language Magazine – Staff Writer

“Literacy rates have not improved in over 15 years, costing the world $1.19 trillion a year and leaving over 750 million people worldwide unable to read this sentence, so Project Literacy Lab, a partnership between Pearson and Unreasonable Group, part of the broader Project Literacy campaign, is bringing a new group of problem solvers to the table: entrepreneurs. This first-of-its-kind international accelerator focuses on scaling up ventures that are positioned to help close the global literacy gap by 2030.” (more)

Girls Can Change the World—But We Have to Invest in Them First

Time- Malala Yousafzai

“One hundred and thirty million girls are out of school. As I travel the world to advocate for them, not every day is easy. Some days I meet girls who have to fight so hard for a right they already have. This summer I met Najlaa, a Yazidi teenager in Iraq. At 14, her parents took her out of school and told her she would be married.”(more)

Global education rankings to measure tolerance

BBC – Sean Coughlan

“The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers’ ability in reading, maths and science, for the first time are also going to test “global competence”. It’s a significant departure to move from maths puzzles and literacy tests to asking questions about fake news, global warming and racism. The inaugural tests for global competence will take place in about 80 countries next year – and the results are going to be pushed centre-stage in the following round of Pisa rankings.”(more)