We would be hard pressed to find a school that did not state as part of their strategic plan a commitment to developing students as responsible, contributing citizens to their communities.
This workshop explores how to transform that school mission statement from a lofty goal into measurable learning outcomes by:
a) making the development of students’ identities as global citizens an overarching curricular learning goal
b) using that learning goal to drive the design of authentic assessments
c) considering what is required of the teacher instructionally to move students towards that goal
This session will actively involve participants in some design work:
- writing essential questions that prompt meaning-making around global citizenship
- designing an authentic assessment that is aligned with a global citizenship learning goal
Elizabeth Imende-Cooney is founder and director of Advancing Educators, a design firm that guides and supports high-quality teaching in schools. She earned her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University and her Ed.M in Teaching & Learning and Adult Development from Harvard University.
Elizabeth was licensed as a staff developer by Research for Better Teaching in Acton, Massachusetts, the organization with the longest and most successful track record of any professional development provider in the United States for building in-house professional development capacity to ensure skillful teaching. Elizabeth is also a Jay Mctighe Associate for the Europe, Africa and Asia regions helping international schools that are adopting the Understanding by Design framework to train and support their faculty in its implementation.
With over a decade of experience in her field, Elizabeth has led over 2000 educators and administrators in school-based graduate courses and workshops. In her work, Elizabeth helps schools to institutionalize the study and application of research-based instructional practices to improve instruction and increase educators’ confidence and skill in analyzing their practice. Elizabeth designs and presents professional development programs in a way that fosters the development of professional learning communities within schools. In addition to her work in American
public and private schools, Elizabeth has consulted for schools and educational organizations in Latin America, Asia and East and Southern Africa and presented on a range of educational topics including curriculum planning, thinking skills, instructional strategies, developing coaches and teacher leaders, skillful data use and student motivation.