The Chinese American International School, San
Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT
The International School of the Americas,
San Antonio, TX
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
State University has long sought to integrate international
education into all the core functions of the university.
We recognize the university today in particular for its
emphasis on providing international learning opportunities
for students preparing to be teachers and its in-depth
outreach to schools on international issues.
in 1986, the Office of International Studies in Education
within the College of Education promotes an international
dimension to all aspects of research, teaching, and outreach.
The College of Education has infused content about Asia,
Africa and Latin America into a required introductory
course and has developed new teacher standards that require
international competence. Pre-service teachers also have
opportunities to do student teaching in a public school
in South Africa or Australia, under the supervision of
a Michigan State instructor.
cornerstone of the university's outreach to schools is
its work with LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to
International and Cross-Cultural Education). The program
convenes study groups of K-12 teachers, international
graduate students and Michigan State faculty to explore
international issues. LATTICE, which serves thirteen Michigan
school districts, draws on the university's rich area
studies resources and diverse community to bring international
perspectives into the classroom.
State is a leader in providing online curriculum resources
to K-12 schools and educators on international issues.
Several of the university's reputed area studies centers
have developed websites on Africa, Latin America and Asia
that make university scholarship available to educators
across the country in the form of teaching units and curriculum
honor Wisconsin for its demonstrated commitment and continuing
leadership to promoting international knowledge and skills.
Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to create
a professional development initiative to help teachers
integrate international content in all the major subject
areas. The state is also a leader in geography education
and international exchanges, including the development
of cooperative agreements with Japan, Germany, Thailand
and other nations. In the past decade, enrollment in world
languages in Wisconsin's public schools has increased
dramatically. Wisconsin was also the first to appoint
a state-level coordinator for international education
in the schools.
the leadership of Governor James Doyle, (once a Peace
Corps volunteer in Tunisia) and a multi-sector International
Education Council representing school, business, community
and university leaders, the state has recently undertaken
a comprehensive policy and program review to ensure that
all its students and teachers increase their international
literacy. The Council, which is chaired by State Superintendent
of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster, promotes public
awareness, teacher and student exchanges, and inter-agency
planning to identify needed new policies and resources.
Council recommendations to the governor, state legislature
and business community will be issued at a Summit to be
convened by Governor Doyle in Madison in January 2005.
For these and many local examples of international education
in the schools, we commend Wisconsin.
AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE
GLOBE, Boulder, CO
on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE is a hands-on primary and
secondary Earth science education program that brings
together students, teachers and scientists to study and
research about the dynamics of the Earth's environment.
Hundreds of thousands of students around the world work
in partnership with scientists to collect important data
following guidelines created by National Science Foundation-funded
scientists. The program has garnered the support of Nobel
Prize winners, top policymakers and leaders in the international
students measure and report physical, chemical and biological
properties of Atmosphere and Climate, Hydrology, Soils,
and Biology. The resulting global data sets are made freely
available to users including the worldwide environmental
science community via the Internet at www.globe.gov, a
multi-language site. GLOBE students also access this data
for classroom studies, research, student-scientist collaborations,
and worldwide school-to-school partnerships.
also supports direct contact between participating students
and teachers, through an email system, online forums and
web chats. GLOBE has convened two major international
youth conferences that afford students an opportunity
to present their research projects, learn about the research
of their counterparts from around the world, take measurements
in a new environment and learn about different cultures.
The Program is funded in part by NASA and the National
Science Foundation, and is operated by the University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research at Colorado State
recognize GLOBE today as a leading model of how American
students can work with students in other parts of the
world through the process of scientific inquiry.