Middle School is a Critical Time to Develop Global Competency Skills
JUNE 29, 2017
Beginning in 2018, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test for 15-year-olds, administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will include global competency. Middle school is a critical time for young people to develop skills for living in an inter-connected world and participating in a workforce where they will be communicating with people from around the globe.
Model initiatives to prepare students for an inclusive world are being tested today through international digital exchanges, such as our Global Scholars program. Our worldwide network of 10,500 students age 10-13 provides the opportunity to gain global competency skills, attitudes and behavior, with no fee to schools. Urban school districts are encouraged to apply to the Global Scholars program. Priority is given to school districts that present an effective plan for providing leadership and support on the district level.
Interested district leaders can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.