Here are examples of how the Woodcliff Lake School District and a Spanish teacher at Glassboro High School have integrated international education into their programs. If your district has an innovative international education project, please share it by e-mailing David Greer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Woodcliff Lake School District three faculty members visited with faculty at schools in both China and Japan. The district is developing a partner relationship with two schools in China, one in Japan, two in Rome and will begin this month to communicate directly with teachers in each of the schools. Soon, students will be communicating electronically as they develop joint collaborative projects. Click on http://www.woodcliff-lake.com/woodclifflakeschools/site/default.asp and scroll to the Journey to Japan or China Adventure to see how the Woodcliff Lake School District is integrating international education into their curriculum. World languages are an important component of the program. By 2011, every student in the district will have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese.
At Glassboro High School, Spanish teacher Patricia Yañez uses blogs and podcasts as a way to bring the world to her students and her students to the world. As the advisor of the Foreign Exchange Club, Patricia arranges for two-way exchanges with San Viator School in Spain. Click on http://www.glassboroschools.us/7672046145819420/site/default.asp to find out more about international education at Glassboro High School.
Click International Education Week 2008 to find out how other educators throughout the United States celebrated this event.