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Global Education

Global education provides students information, resources, experiences, and feedback to help them develop and demonstrate global competence. Wisconsin's working definition for global competence is based on a framework developed by the Asia Society in collaboration with the Office of Economic Cooperation and Development. Their joint publication Teaching for Global Competence in a Rapidly Changing World  provides guidance and examples of how to engage students in global learning across formal and lived curricula. 

Global competence is defined as the capacity to examine local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development. (OECD/Asia Society, 2018)

To support global teaching and learning, the Department of Public Instruction:

  • supports local school district facilitation of Wisconsin's Global Scholars Program,
  • cooperates with the UW-Madison Division of International Studies to host Global Learning Summits,
  • recognizes excellence in global education through the Global Educator of the Year award,
  • collaborates with international partners for global learning experiences, and
  • works in consultation with the Superintendent's Global Education Advisory Council to connect and advance global learning.

Global educators are invited to share resources, research, strategies, ideas, and updates to promote equity in access to the benefits of bilingualism, intercultural literacy and global competence by joining the WI DPI World Language and International Education Google Plus Community. Click the link below to join!

WI DPI World Language and International Education Professional Community

Sign up to receive global education updates from DPI by sending a blank email (You will receive a confirmation email to which you must respond to receive listserv messages.)

For questions about this information, contact Pamela Delfosse (608) 267-9265