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    Seattle's International Schools provide students with linguistic skills, higher-order thinking skills, and a global perspective that will help them to contribute to, and succeed in, a 21st century world.

    International Schools help students engage in intellectually rigorous schoolwork and prepare them for college, career and life. International Schools help close both the academic achievement gap as well as the “global achievement gap."

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    ANNOUNCING:
    Seattle Public Schools International Schools and the World Affairs Council are pleased to invite teachers to attend one or more of our series of workshops on 21st Century Global Competence.

    Session 1: Introduction to Global Education
    Monday November 13, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    at Hamilton International Middle School Room 219 
    1610 N 41st St, Seattle, WA 98103
    Presenters at this event will be Noah Zeichner, Mary Howard Logel, and Mary Thompson

    Goals for Session 1:
    - Explore the components of an International School in Seattle Public Schools
    - Define Global Competence and explore the Four Domains of Global Competence
    - Identify what you are already doing with your students around Global Competence and think about where you’d like to go
    - Explore resources to help in globalizing your existing curriculum

    Register at World Affairs Council Global Classroom.
    Download and post the Introduction to Global Education Flyer.
    Earn 3 clock hours by completing the online module that accompanies the workshop.
    Questions? Contact Michele Anciaux Aoki maaoki@seattleschools.org.


    Vision for International Education

    Our vision is to prepare students, in partnership with families and community, for global citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.

    International Ed Graphic

    Preparing Global Citizens

    • RCW 28A.150.210: Basic Education - Goals of School Districts
      "A basic education is an evolving program of instruction that is intended to provide students with the opportunity to become responsible and respectful global citizens, to contribute to their economic well-being and that of their families and communities, to explore and understand different perspectives, and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives."
      (emphasis added)

    Components of International Education

    Global Competence Matrix

    21st Century Skills 

    Current Initiatives