Category Global Education

Choice, Voice and Connectedness: How the Global Read Aloud Can Change Your Teaching (and the World)

We know that all students are searching for the why – the reason for the learning they are engaging in on a daily basis. Yet, as educators, we often find it challenging to articulate “why”, especially during the age of accountability, standardized tests and education legislation. The Global Read Aloud is one way teachers can […]

International TESOL educators and administrators visit Oakland Schools

On Friday, March 23, Oakland Schools and Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (MITESOL) welcomed a delegation of 10 international educators and administrators representing various educational institutions from China, Russia, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, and Rwanda. The delegation, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Global Ties Detroit, is in […]

What do educators from Belarus and the United States Have in Common? As it turns out, a lot

A group of educators from Belarus (a former Soviet republic who is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship) visited Michigan this September through a global exchange program via Global Ties Detroit, funded by the U.S. State Department. Interestingly, these educators were seeking to learn about best practices in entrepreneurship education in Michigan with the […]

The F♥RCE Awakens…And We Are Ready!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters around the world today, giving all of us on social media an opportunity to massively trend-jack the hype centering on this movie’s long-awaited premiere. “May The Force Be With You” – possibly the most powerful movie quote of modern time – has been waiting to re-emerge (along […]

Oakland Schools

MI Educators Collaborate to Make ‘Visible Learning’ Happen at Oakland Schools!

“Know Thy Impact”… Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, is globally recognized as the world’s foremost researcher on what works best in schools to improve student learning. His evidence-based practices for classroom educators were developed after  80 million people were analyzed […]

Oakland Schools

COMMON CORE: Curse or Cure? Oakland Schools Responds

View informative NEW PODCAST to hear about the benefits of the Michigan Common Core Standards. Presented by Dr. Michael Yocum, Executive Director of Learning Services, Oakland Schools, and Consultants Valerie Mills and Delia DeCourcy. An excerpt: “The nature of work in America has changed. But because education has not kept pace with these changes, a […]

My Global is LOCAL

High School Students Learn International Entrepreneurship at Global Trade Mission 2013 February 28, 2013: 180 Oakland County high school students, plus Culture Ambassadors, Teachers and Business Coaches from successful companies across Metro Detroit, converged on Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills for three days of hands-on, think-tank training known as the Global Trade Mission (GTM). […]