One promising way in which students can learn about and apply global competencies is through Career and Technical Education (CTE). With an anchor in preparing students for the careers of their choice and a focus on the critical academic, technical, and employability skills needed for success, CTE offers a natural platform on which to build global competencies.
Heather Singmaster, Assistant Director for the Asia Society is asking for CTE educators to participate in and complete the pilot of a new Global CTE Professional Development Course. The following information is from Heather and for teachers who may be interested in developing a greater understanding of the importance of global competencies.
Going Global – CTE Pilot Information
The course consists of two online, interactive modules. The first module introduces the concept of global competence as well as project management and their importance to CTE. The second module demonstrates how to integrate these two concepts into what is already being taught in the classroom. There are various activities and readings to be completed as part of the course. An accompanying toolkit will provide additional resources including: sample projects ready to be used in CTE classrooms, global career planning resources, workforce readiness rubrics, and crosswalks of global education and CTE standards, global career profile videos, talking points, and more.
The modules can be watched from any computer at your own pace. Participants will be provided with a free log-in for the ACTE Core Community which will house the modules. Following completion of the pilot in December, the Asia Society will ask participants to provide feedback on the modules.
The time commitment of pilot participation is approximately 10 hours to complete the full online course (two modules) plus approximately 1 additional hour to give feedback through an online survey. The Asia Society will conduct phone interviews with a select group of participants. If an educator is chosen for an additional phone interview, they will receive a small honorarium for their time.
The Asia Society anticipates the modules being online and ready for piloting beginning October 1. Participants should work to complete both modules by no later than November 30.
The Asia Society will be offering educators the ability to earn CEUs through the University of Central Missouri – if interested, please indicate this when signing-up. We are also investigating the potential of offering badges through NOCTI.
Educators should indicate their interest by sending the following information to Heather Singmaster, Assistant Director, Asia Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, August 26.
- Which CTE area do you focus on?
- How familiar are you with global education? (Not at all, Somewhat, Teaching one project a year, Fully integrating it into my courses)
- Are you interested in earning CEU’s through your participation in this pilot?
Heather will follow-up in early September with further information and instructions on participation.