Who We Are

mission

To increase the number of globally competent high school graduates from central Ohio high schools.

founded on partnership

The true strength and power of the GlobalEd Network comes from the vibrant partnership among participating school districts, the Columbus Council on World Affairs, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, and a variety of both community organizations and engaged corporations. The Columbus Council on World Affairs has led the administrative management of the Network, with assistance from the ESC, since its founding in 2012.

 

Global Education for All

Possessing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in our global society is no longer an optional component to responsible citizenship or successful employment. Global fluency is required at all levels of work, not just for leaders and not just for the privileged. “GlobalEd for All” is a foundational value for the Global Scholars Diploma™ and CCWA works tirelessly to ensure global competence is a core element of the mainstream educational system.

About Us

CCWA

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by twelve forward-thinking individuals representing a cross-section of Columbus’ business, academic, and civic communities. Since its founding, the Council works to increase global awareness within the Columbus region through a variety of public and K-12 educational programs, recognizing that a globally competent community is a globally competitive community.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs joins 94 councils in 40 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as a member of the World Affairs Councils of America. This network of like-minded organizations provides the Columbus Council with valuable resources and national reach.

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The ESC of Central Ohio accelerates the missions of school districts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Ross, Madison and Union counties, serving more than 200,000 school children in 28 school districts.

Through direct instruction and quality professional development, the agency partners with districts to improve education for all students, particularly those with special needs. The ESC offers robust educational consultancy through a growing list of programs including instructional coaching, administrative counseling, professional employment services and business services.

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Member Districts

Superintendents of member districts officially commit to the Network’s mission and designate a lead person to actively participate in quarterly meetings. The following distinguished and innovative districts are proud members of the GlobalEd Network. Together, these districts represent more than 150,000 students.

 

*Designates districts that are implementing the Global Scholars Diploma.

If you think your district is ready to join, please contact Brad Gosche at bgosche@columbusworldaffairs.org.

What We Do

CHAMPION THE GLOBAL SCHOLARS DIPLOMA™

Educating students for leadership, citizenship and careers in a 21st century context necessitates preparing them to be globally competent. Global competence, sometimes called “global fluency,” means having the knowledge, skills and mindset to thrive in our global society.

The Network’s founding member districts determined that the best way to bring global competence to students was through a learning pathway, or credential, that would facilitate and validate a student’s mastery of global competence. The Global Scholars Diploma™is designed to achieve this vision.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) champions The Global Scholars Diploma™(GSD) program through innovative approaches, community partnerships, and collaborating business leaders.

Columbus North International High School (a Columbus City School) and Granville High School pioneered this credential during the 2013-2014 school year. Both schools report that student and parent demand to enroll in the next cohort of GSD has skyrocketed; both schools will double the number of students attending in the 2014-2015 school year.

Here’s how it works:

1) The Learning

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2) The Competencies

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3) The Evidence

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4) The Assessment

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5) The Distinction

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6) The Impact

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View the Global Scholars Diploma Brochure

If your district or school is ready to explore the The Global Scholars Diploma™, please contact Brad Gosche at bgosche@columbusworldaffairs.org.

CONVENE THE GLOBAL ED NETWORK

In addition to championing the The Global Scholars Diploma™, the Council on World Affairs and the ESC of Central Ohio convene the GlobalEd Network. The Network advances the following goals:

  • Convene the region’s brightest leaders and effective educators

2016

April 27

  • Worthington City Schools

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. 

January 13

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  • Identify and share best practices and resources in global educationLearn More

  • Recognize and honor world class educatorsLearn More

Why it Matters

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In a 2013 Gallup/Lumina survey of 600 educational leaders and 663 executives,

  • 92% of the leaders in education indicated that they felt their institutions were preparing students well for the workplace.

  • In stark contrast, 89% of the business leaders surveyed indicated that students emerging from our schools do not have the skills and global competencies their workplaces need.

  • In the same study, only 14% of Americans strongly agree that students are well-prepared for the workplace.

Clearly, the need for innovation in preparing students for college studies and/or employment in today’s global economy has never been more urgent.

Central Ohio employs more than 55,000 residents in exporting alone and more than 500,000 Ohio jobs involve international trade. According to the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, the central Ohio region “should craft and implement a growth strategy that builds on its special position in the global economy.” The report recommends "training students with skills necessary for jobs in the global economy and for assisting businesses trying to reach markets abroad."

Area employers indicate that to help them grow they need globally competent employees; individuals who can:

  • communicate across cultures,

  • collaborate across borders, and

  • understand the world’s major markets

World’s Greatest Challenges

As the next generation tackles huge global challenges such as environmental sustainability, nuclear proliferation, the aftermath of natural disasters, widespread demographic shifts and conflict among nations and within countries, it becomes absolutely clear that only cross-cultural collaboration and global problem-solving skills will generate solutions to these kinds of issues that cross borders and affect us all.

  • How will we feed the world’s projected 9 billion people?

  • What can we do to slow global climate change?

  • Can human trafficking be stopped?

  • Is there enough clean water for the world?

  • How do we ensure our data is safe from cyber hackers?

  • Can terrorism by stopped?

Global competence ensures that we are positioned to collaborate across borders: as individuals, as a democracy, as a world. Our collective task, therefore, is to create opportunities for youth to obtain the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to solve these great challenges. The Global Scholars Diploma™ is one way to start.

 

Who Supports Us

NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dan Keegan, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Kate Berseth

Executive Vice President

EF Education First

Cambridge, MA

Lori E. Murray, Ph.D.

Distinguished Chair for National Security

US Naval Academy

President Emeritus

World Affairs Council of America

Washington, DC

Brandon Busteed

Executive Director

Gallup Education

Washington, DC

Martin Riant

President

Global Baby Care

Proctor and Gamble

Singapore

William Brustein, Ph.D.

Vice Provost, Global Strategies

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Bill Hiller, Ph.D.

Executive-in-Residence

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, OH

Cary McCall

Senior Advisor to the President

Council on Foreign Relations

New York, NY

Matt Williams

Vice President

KnowledgeWorks

Cincinnati, OH

Fernando Reimers, Ph.D.

Director of the International Education

Policy Program

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Cambridge, MA

Heather Singmaster

Senior Program Associate, Education

Asia Society

New York, NY

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Global Education

College of Education

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Brad McDearman

Fellow and Director of Global Special Projects

Metropolitan Policy Program

Brookings Institution

Washington, DC

Ex officio:

Jennifer Manise

Longview Foundation

Washington, DC

 

SUPPORTERS OF THE GLOBAL SCHOLARS DIPLOMA™

Already nine institutions agree that The Global Scholars Diploma™ is a great way to address this growing need. These nine employers and two colleges represent more than 50,000 students and more than 250,000 employees around the world.

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TESTIMONIALS

Business Leader

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—Sebastian Ibel, Ibel Agency

Student

"LOREM IPSUM LIQUIA VENET ES DELECTO
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—John Smith, Granville High School

Community Leader

"LOREM IPSUM LIQUIA VENET ES DELECTO
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—Mayor Michael Coleman, City of Columbus

Teacher

"LOREM IPSUM LIQUIA VENET ES DELECTO
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PLIGNIHIT FUGA. PUDI"

—Jane Smith, Granville High School

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT AMBASSADORS

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Who Invests in Us

Founding Investors

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MISSION PARTNERS

The “Mission Partners” designation is reserved for those organizations with demonstrated longevity and generous investment in the Council.

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