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Inaugural class of TechGirls shows talent and passion while in the U.S. | Alliance Exchange

Inaugural class of TechGirls shows talent and passion while in the U.S. | Alliance Exchange | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

“Brilliant, fearless, and passionate” is how Suzanne Philion, Senior Advisor for Innovation at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), described the Department of State’s inaugural class of 25 TechGirls from the Middle East and North Africa, who arrived in the U.S. in late June.

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NSLI-Y India Summer Newsletter

NSLI-Y India Summer Newsletter | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"NSLI-Y Pune representatives Beverly and Jacie delivered a speech to the audience stressing the diversity of the NSLI-Y group and expressing an overall sentiment of eagerness for NSLI-Y students to share this diversity while learning about individual Indian families. ...

 

"I began my speech with a Hindi greeting which evoked an immediate positive reaction from the audience. I could tell that everyone present was excited about the cross-cultural journey that we were all about to begin. ”

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#NSLI-Y Morocco Summer Newsletter

#NSLI-Y Morocco Summer Newsletter | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Dear NSLI-Y Parent:

It seems like just a short time ago that your scholar was here in New York preparing for their journey abroad to Morocco to study the Arabic language. The group has been in country now for three weeks and each student is already excelling in their language learning. We've enjoyed hearing their updates and stories as they adjust to a new culture, family, and language. We hope you enjoy their highlights included in this newsletter.

Sincerely,
NSLI-Y Team
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West Seattle teen lands scholarship to study in Turkey and connect with Muslim population

West Seattle teen lands scholarship to study in Turkey and connect with Muslim population | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

West Seattle resident and Garfield High School student Miranda Kubasti, 16, is a scholarship recipient to study in Turkey for the next academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs YES Abroad program.

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American Students Sing in Hindi

Twenty American Students who are visiting India for six weeks to learn Hindi under the National Security Language Initiative for Youth sung this song at the end of their orientation program in Pune on June 28, 2012


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#Kinderchat | Facebook

#Kinderchat | Facebook | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it


Kinderchat is a Global Network of Early Childhood Educators engaged in dialogue about teaching and learning with Young Children.

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Why should I go to the U.S. to enhance my skills as a teacher?

The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP - http://exchanges.state.gov/globalexchanges/international-leadership-in-educat...) brings outstanding secondary school teachers from the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Western Hemisphere to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

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To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country

To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
No politician will admit that the United States is no longer number one. But other nations do a lot of things better -- and we need to learn from them.
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Twitter / PTPIPaige: A student at Secondary Sch

Twitter / PTPIPaige: A student at Secondary Sch | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A student at Secondary School 21 in Ulyanovsk, Russia reads a letter from his pen pal in New Jersey USA ‪#globaled‬ pic.twitter.com/DPoeWGGu

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Connecting US Classrooms Globally for National Security

Connecting US Classrooms Globally for National Security | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Connecting US teachers and students with their peers worldwide will lead to a more prosperous and secure United States. But how, exactly? 

 

Here are four recent articles for policy-makers that explicitly link US national security to our students’ global competencies. Are these compelling arguments? Are there more for this list?

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مرحبا إلى المغرب: Excursion to Volubulis

مرحبا إلى المغرب: Excursion to Volubulis | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

NSLI-Y students in Morocco travel to volubulis and visit Roman ruins dating back to the 3rd century!

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Azerbaijan, A Place of Wonder

Azerbaijan, A Place of Wonder | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The following is a post taken from the Youth Leadership Program with Azerbaijan Blog. After months of preparation, sixteen students and 3 teachers from the Seattle and Phoenix area arrived in Azerb...
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Turkish exchange student departs

Turkish exchange student departs | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
After nearly a year, Rengin Bakal is leaving behind the family she never knew she had, but she is taking with her enough memories to last a lifetime.
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When in Doubt, Laugh.

When in Doubt, Laugh. | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

NSLI-Y student in Morocco shares her reflections about adjusting to a new language and a new family.

 

"The language barrier is not even a factor. If Kaoutar isn't home to help me translate what I am saying, I don't let the in intimidation of using Arabic get me down. I usually just give it my best shot, and if I mess up, which happens 95% of the time, we all get a good laugh. I have found that if I don't understand what someone is trying to tell me or if no one can understand me, laughing usually makes everyone feel more comfortable and less frustrated."


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The Future of #CitizenDiplomacy

The Future of #CitizenDiplomacy | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

For 56 years, Sister Cities International has fostered and empowered a global citizen diplomacy network, spreading peace through people. This year we launched a new brand, complete with a new website, logo, and tagline: “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally.” The new brand effectively showcases not only the strength of the entire sister city network but also the impact of everyday citizens in bringing the world closer.

 

 

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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Greetings from Boston and  BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ).  If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome t...
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Optimizing for Professional Generosity

Optimizing for Professional Generosity | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

... A model Exchange 2.0 community that may be a promising model for ed-tech start-ups is the Global Education Conference, which Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon launched in November 2010. It’s now 11,000 strong and is featured on the Connected Educators site. Like GitHub, the Global Education Conference community is organized around people rather than tech or content. Although happiness is definitely part of the community, the better description might be that the community is focused on “optimizing for professional generosity. ...

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Why Summer Learning Needs to Include International Studies—Even for K-5 Students

Why Summer Learning Needs to Include International Studies—Even for K-5 Students | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Angela Jackson writes about the easy yet important ways to keep up the global learning over the summer.
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Geography for a Flat World | District Administration Magazine

Geography for a Flat World | District Administration Magazine | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.

 

But geographical knowledge also isn’t what it used to be. It’s become essential to understanding a brave new world of international economic and political developments, as well as preparing for a host of jobs that did not even exist 20 years ago.

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Reflections on the Partnership for Global Learning Conference

Reflections on the Partnership for Global Learning Conference | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Highlights of the Partnership for Global Learning Conference included the following:- The Plenary sessions Unashamedly biased, of course, our “Technology – the Future of Learning” panel discussion ...
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NSLI-Y Taiwan closing ceremony highlight

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Nurturing Seattle's international ties, at the grass roots | Crosscut.com

Nurturing Seattle's international ties, at the grass roots | Crosscut.com | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Two volunteer-rich, community-based programs are building patient bridges to a broader world.
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Middle school kids reach out to children in Sri Lanka | Sparta NJ | Local News

Middle school kids reach out to children in Sri Lanka | Sparta NJ | Local News | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

SPARTA — Jennifer Caputo, Library Media Specialist, and the students of the Sparta Middle School partnered with Room to Read to raise money for the children in Sri Lanka with the intention to promote literacy.


They raised $2,900 through read and math-a-thons, bake sales, book fairs, and bracelets sales.


Jennifer Chintala, Math supervisor, created Math-a-Thon packets, Danielle Kopp’s community service Builder’s Club ran and baked for the bake sales, and Christine. Crawford’s Connections classes designed and created silicone bracelets that read: “Read for the need – Sri Lanka Library Project.”

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Student Reflections on an Excursion to Fes, Morocco

Student Reflections on an Excursion to Fes, Morocco | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"Our first weekend in Morocco we visited a city called Fez. The two pictures I posted are in the Medina (Old City). It is a beautiful walled in old city with no cars. I absoloutley loved the energy of the place. The people, colors, shops, sounds, and smells are still present with me today. I loved how traditional it all seemed. We visited a silk workshop, leather tannery, and spice shop. It was so cool to see the people doing day to day tasks using donkeys, horses, and wagons. It is so different from what we see in the U.S. It is an unexplainable feeling to expeirence another culture and to have everything feel so new and different to you."

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'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience : NPR

'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience : NPR | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
For a growing number of U.S. college students and young adults, the idea of building an American dream is to think internationally.

 

Franklin Gilliam, dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Policy, says dreams like Castillo's represent a new way of seeing the world that's become common among first globals.

 

"It's a sea change in orientation," Gilliam says. "They understand this idea of a shared fate, or a linked fate. That somehow, what happens to somebody in Mumbai may have an effect on me in West Los Angeles."

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