Through regional sites and the statewide office, CISP will work with schools, districts, and counties/regions to provide professional learning that is tailored to the local needs of educators and students. Please contact the regional site director or CISP Executive Director to discuss and develop plans for building global competence through disciplinary or interdisciplinary programs.
Some of the programs that we offer across regions include:
- Engaging All Learners (grades K-12) - This program focuses on equity and student engagement, and supports teachers to integrate standards-based instruction and 21st century learning skills (as presented in the P21 Framework and CISP Global Competencies). Educators participate in a 4-6 day institute, in-class coaching sessions, and follow-up meetings to learn, plan, implement, and evaluate effective instructional practices.
- GeoInquiry Network (grades PK-12) - In collaboration with the California Geographic Alliance, educators explore contemporary and standards-based geography as it intersects with inquiry-driven global education. Educators learn from colleagues, local scholars, and teacher leaders through academic presentations, discussions, readings, environmental scans, field study, and curriculum development.
- Global Book Bags (grades PK-6) - Elementary educators learn about and develop book bags that can be used as home- or classroom-learning activities. Each book bag includes a children's book with a global theme, instructions for activities that develop global competence and literacy skills, and any resources needed for the learning activities.
- Global Competence Certificate (grades K-16) - an online graduate-level certificate program offered by World Savvy, designed specifically for in-service educators. The program is directed at teachers who are interested in embedding global learning into their teaching practice, or preparing their students for the global reality beyond the classroom, as well as those who are interested in assuming leadership positions and helping shape the future of K-12 education in a globally competent manner.
- Global Dialogue (grades 7-12) - Working with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and the Generation Global program, educators learn about the essentials of dialogue and how to communicate about global issues with peers in other countries through blogging and live videoconferences.
- Global Voices (grades K-12) - Working with the Global Oneness Project, educators learn about foundational elements of culture and how these are shared in various media as digital storytelling. Teachers are engaged in project-based learning that invites students to contribute artifacts to a time capsule capturing and preserving students' own cultural elements through a letter, oral interview, photo essay, and/or short film.
- Intercultural Ambassadors (grades K-12) - In collaboration with local university programs, international students visiting the U.S. work with local teachers to create cultural learning experiences for their students.
- Teaching for Sustainable Communities (grades K-12) - This program prepares educators to engage students in environmental literacy, design thinking, global competence, and civic action projects. Through a 5-day summer institute and webinars, field study and/or coaching during the school year, teachers guide their students toward a Spring exhibition of student learning (e.g., school, district, or regional showcase, festival, summit, etc.) that features civic action projects.