“We all seem to agree that the globalized world needs globally competent citizens but how to cultivate global competence in our traditionally isolated schools and increasingly narrowed curriculum presents a daunting challenge to our already overworked teachers. In this well-written book, Homa Sabet Tavangar and Becky Mladic-Morales provide numerous practical and inspiring ideas for creating opportunities to foster global competency. A must-have for both experienced and beginning educators who care about their children’s future.”
Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair
University of Oregon
“I’ve been deeply concerned as I travel around the country by how little attention is being paid to the global competence of our nation’s young people. In the 21st century we need global citizens and students capable of thriving in the global economy. Fortunately, Homa Sabet Tavangar and Becky Mladic-Morales have written a tremendous new resource for educators who want a comprehensive guide to how to bring global competence to their students. Not only do their students need these global competencies, they are anxiously waiting to be taught in these contexts. Don’t wait another minute to construct them!”
Ken Kay, CEO
EdLeader 21, Tucson, AZ
“We have been wading around for a number of years talking about global-ready graduates, but unable to marry the desire we have for our students to obtain global competency skills with the realities of preparing students for standardized tests. Now we can.
One only need to look inside the cover at the ten ways the book can be used to know that a long-awaited answer to desperately needed curricular and pedagogical changes in the new global world order has arrived. Thank you.
Tavangar and Morales nail it by offering clever, economical, and practical suggestions to merge traditional academic content with desperately needed global competency skills in our curriculum. Not a book to be read, pondered, then shelved, but rather a manual to be open on the teacher’s desk at all times.
I need this now.”
Robert M. Hollister, Ed.D., Superintendent
Eastern Lancaster County School District, Lancaster, PA
“The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners is a gift to educators with heartfelt, rigorous, and creative strategies to make the shift from the last century to the now. Tavangar and Morales have shaped an organized, dynamic, and thoughtful series of both classic and digital approaches to personalizing the global for our learners.”
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, President
“The Global Education Toolkit is an invaluable how-to guide for educators and parents who want to better prepare children for work and citizenship in the 21st century. Filled with practical suggestions, it is an essential resource for teaching and parenting in today’s interdependent world.”
Tony Wagner, Author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators
Innovation Education Fellow, Harvard University
“Joy and skill! That’s what this compendium of insights, innovations and practical wisdom ultimately delivers! Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales open up a true 21st century toolkit for teachers and parents alike. This work uses the engine of a child’s wonder to spark a revolution in “learning tools” for helping children express their deepest joy.”
John Hunter, President and Founder
World Peace Game Foundation
“Homa Sabet Tavangar and Rebecca Mladic-Morales have created a masterful collection of resources and practical strategies for building global competency in young learners. At a time when it has never been more critical to ensure that young people develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to thrive in our interconnected, diverse global society, this book is a roadmap for educators looking to globalize their approach.”
Dana Mortenson, Executive Director & Co-Founder
The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners engaged, empowered and educated me deeper as an elementary educator. It encouraged me to continue building that global learning community in my classroom. The ideas and activities provide opportunities for differentiated instruction and support the state standards across the curriculum. This book is the next best thing to actually taking your students on a long field trip around the world!
Luke Merchlewitz, 2011 Minnesota – Teacher of Excellence