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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected].
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:
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 [email protected].
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