One of the best resources on global education is a "Partnership for 21st century skills" - our State of Massachusetts is one of the P21 Leadership States in the US. "The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs (core academic subjects and 21st century themes) and 4Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). P21 aims to serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community, and government leaders".
THE FRAMEWORK'S SIX ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS AND ACTION STEPS:
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 1: Adopt Global Competency Standards for Students and Teacher
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 2: Effective and Scalable Teacher Support, Resources, and Tools
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 3: A New Approach to Language Instruction
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 4: Whole-School Models
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 5: Networking and Recognizing Districts, Schools and Educators
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 6: Global experiences for Students and Educators