Virtual Teacher Institute 2015-16
Welcome Materials, Interest Inventories and Resources
Welcome to the World Leadership School's Virtual Teacher Institute
We believe that K-12 education in North America, and across the world, is undergoing a giant transformation from the way we used to teach (content-driven, teacher-centered) to the way we need to teach given the changing world (skills-based, student-driven). We also believe that the best way to drive change in K-12 schools is to work directly with innovative, hard-working teachers, to help them integrate global experiences and student-directed inquiry in fresh new ways.
There are many ways to integrate global learning in the classroom. We look forward to working closely with you over the coming school year, to help you find a variety of ways to bring authentic, transformative global experiences into your classroom and course(s).
First Things First: Please Complete an Interest Inventory
A Few Notes on Protocols and Processes
Please download and read through the VTI Protocols and Processes, so that you know what you can expect of your WLS coach, and what your coach will ask of you during the 2015-16 school year.
Global Project Approaches and Resources
The World Leadership School Teacher Forum: More Resources for Global Educators
TakingITGlobal Virtual Classrooms and Student-Driven Programs
For more information about how to get started on TIGed, please go to the TIGed Support Page. You can also explore TIGed's current and ongoing Global Programs for opportunities to get involved and connect your classroom through existing initiatives.
To join the World Leadership School Virtual Schoolhouse on TIGed, click the link and use the code wls to register as a teacher. Once you've registered, you will be able to create as many virtual classrooms as you wish.
Please contact WLS Professional Development Director Jennifer D. Klein at Jennifer@worldleadershipschool.com if you have any difficulties or concerns.