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Broward’s Global Scholars initiative connects participating middle school students (see list below) to other participating schools around the world. Using Internet-based educational activities, project-based learning and other instructional strategies as an elective or within a specific content area, the goal is authentic learning to develop students’ global citizenship while enhancing critical 21st century skills.
Successful implementation includes subject content mastery, English language communication, and technology proficiency. This blended learning program provides access to an interactive, multimedia online classroom and original curriculum materials, enabling students to learn and communicate about important issues with their international peers. Teachers gain year-round professional development and a connection to a worldwide network of educators.
Global Scholars Program
Global Scholars is an online global awareness education initiative sponsored by Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies. It connects classes of students, ages 10–13, in large urban areas with their international peers using an interactive, multimedia electronic classroom.
It is currently operating in over 45 cities around the world. There is no cost to participating schools. Global Cities, Inc. provides the curriculum, access to the e-classroom, and professional development. Broward has identified 26 middle schools to participate in the program.
- Apollo Middle School
- Attucks Middle School
- Bair Middle School
- Crystal Lake Middle School
- Deerfield Middle School
- Driftwood Middle School
- Glades Middle School
- Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School
- Lyons Creek Middle School
- Margate Middle School
- McNicol Middle School
- Millennium 6-12
- New Renaissance Middle School
- New River Middle School
- Nova Middle School
- Olsen Middle School
- Parkway Middle School
- Pines Middle School
- Plantation Middle School
- Ramblewood Middle School
- Rickards Middle School
- Silver Lakes Middle School
- Silver Trail Middle School
- Westglades Middle School
- Westpine Middle School
- William Dandy Middle School
Global Scholars supports the following key objectives:
- Broaden students’ local-to-global perspective by learning from peers in other cities
- Gain subject matter content knowledge on an issue of mutual concern
- Equip students to navigate a 21st century virtually-connected world
- Augment digital technology proficiency
- Promote English language practice and literacy
- Computers and Internet connection are required to participate in this Internet-based curriculum and access the secure, pass-coded e-classroom. The program activities are conducted in English.
- There is no fee to take part in Global Scholars.
- Enable direct virtual communication between international classes through online discussion boards and multimedia projects
- Give students the technology skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century
- Broaden students’ perspectives on critical global issues so they can think globally and act locally
Global Student Learning Outcomes with Indicators
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Community Action Projects 2018-2019
The end of another school year also means completing another awesome year of Global Scholars. Students are finalizing their Community Action Projects (CAP). They are reflecting on their learning about water-related issues, conservation, pollution, and access. They are working together with their classmates and receiving inspiration from international peers in their Collaborations (students from 8 to 10 cities in digital learning groups) to implement solutions in their community. Guided by their teacher and acquired knowledge, students are defining community as local, national or international.
Global Scholar Showcases