Broward’s Global Scholars initiative connects participating middle school students (see list below) to other participating schools around the world. Using Internet-based educational activities, project-based learning and other instructional strategies as an elective or within a specific content area, the goal is authentic learning to develop students’ global citizenship while enhancing critical 21st century skills. Successful implementation includes subject content mastery, English language communication, and technology proficiency. This blended learning program provides access to an interactive, multimedia online classroom and original curriculum materials, enabling students to learn and communicate about important issues with their international peers. Teachers gain year-round professional development and a connection to a worldwide network of educators.
Participating Broward Schools
- Apollo Middle School
- Attucks Middle School
- Bair Middle School
- Crystal Lake Middle School
- Deerfield Middle School
- Glades Middle School
- Lyons Creek Middle School
- Margate Middle School
- McNicol Middle School
- Millennium 6-12
- New Renaissance Middle School
- Nova Middle School
- Olsen Middle School
- Parkway Middle School
- Plantation Middle School
- Rickards Middle School
- Silver Lakes Middle School
- Silver Trail Middle School
- Westglades Middle School
- Westpine Middle School
- William Dandy Middle School
Global Scholars supports the following key objectives:
- Broaden students’ local-to-global perspective by learning from peers in other cities
- Gain subject matter content knowledge on an issue of mutual concern
- Equip students to navigate a 21st century virtually-connected world
- Augment digital technology proficiency
- Promote English language practice and literacy
- Computers and Internet connection are required to participate in this Internet-based curriculum and access the secure, pass-coded e-classroom. The program activities are conducted in English.
- There is no fee to take part in Global Scholars.
2018-19: World of Water
2017-18: Feeding Our Cities
The 2017–18 Global Scholars curriculum explores the global food system and its impact on cities around the world. Students learn about nutrition and food access and their influence on public health. They discover the complex systems needed to grow and distribute food to the world. At the end of the year, students create community action projects to address global food issues in their cities.
2016-17: Digital Cities Connect!
The 2016-2017 curriculum focuses on life in the digital age—how digital technology transforms government, business, and the way individual citizens live and work. After learning about the links between technology and sustainability, students apply what they’ve learned to create local action projects.
2015-16: Building Better Cities
The 2015-16 curriculum, Building Better Cities, focused on how cities could become more sustainable in the face of challenges such as climate change and population growth. Students observed local buildings to study their impact on the environment. They explored different types of transportation in their own cities and drew comparisons with transportation systems around the world. Students investigated the characteristics of environmentally conscious and adaptable cities and implemented community action projects.
2014-15: Water-Wise Cities
The Water-Wise Cities curriculum focused on vital urban interests in water, its role in city culture, and key global concerns about environmental sustainability. Students examined how water shapes city landscapes; discovered how their role as city residents impacts water use, waste, and pollution; and developed action plans to address these issues in their communities.
2013-14: My Meal Matters
The 2013-14 curriculum, My Meal Matters, focused on food and nutrition, encouraging students to examine why what we eat is important to individual and community health, identity, and global issues like food security. The curriculum also encouraged students to discover that the food we eat and how we eat it differs across the world, and to think critically about factors that affect food choices.
- Enable direct virtual communication between international classes through online discussion boards and multimedia projects
- Give students the technology skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century
- Broaden students’ perspectives on critical global issues so they can think globally and act locally
For more information, or to request an application, please contact Camille Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or (754) 321-1885.