World Savvy Classrooms
The World Savvy Classrooms program integrates the highest level of global competence learning into classrooms by combining professional development and consulting for educators with project-based learning for K-12 students. The Classrooms program is aligned with and supports Common Core state standards, ensuring students learn the required ‘core’ content mandated by state and national standards, in a way that establishes real-world connections to the material.
Students participating in World Savvy Classrooms will:
- …apply critical, comparative and creative thinking to problem solving and action projects.
- …collaborate effectively as they design and implement K2A plans.
- …demonstrate deep understanding of a significant global issue. This means that students can describe how that issue is connected on both a local and global level, how that issue is connected to other global issues, and make connections to root causes.
Teachers participating in World Savvy Classrooms will:
- …expand process knowledge as it relates to integrating global competence into interactive learning experiences designed for students.
- …identify and apply connections between required standards and the World Savvy Classrooms theme.
- …seek out multiple perspectives and opinions as they develop their own understanding about critical issues in our world today.
- …enhance their practice through networking opportunities during professional development workshops.
World Savvy Classrooms supports students as they develop their global competencies through academic research and social action. We support teachers through professional development and coaching, and promote learning that is experiential, engaging, impactful, and relevant for every educator and student.
Access to two workshops that provide educators with experiences to understand and apply global competence, and to design and develop a World Savvy Knowledge-to-Action project.
Coaching and Support
Partner with World Savvy staff to integrate a World Savvy Knowledge-to-Action project into their classrooms. Educators benefit from three hours of additional hours of curriculum and resource support.
World Savvy staff help engage students in inquiry and project-based learning during in-class workshops. These workshops encourage the exploration of the theme, Breaking Barriers, and the development of a Knowledge-to-Action plan.
World Savvy Festival
During this culminating event, students share their projects with peers, parents, and the wider community. They may exhibit visual art or showcase performing art (including theatre, dance, spoken word, music, and film). Additionally, students can display websites, documentaries, performances, or exhibits. *25 students allowed per registered teacher.