This article contains:
- Resources available to educators on the afsusa.org website
- Webinar recording providing a walk through of AFS educator resources available
The AFS-USA Website contains a variety of tools for educators that we encourage you to share with the school leaders with whom you liaise. By using these resources, you will find ways to support the U.S. Department of Education's International Strategy, "Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement" and AFS.
- Teacher's Toolbox- Free lesson plans and digital resources for teaching Global Competency in your classroom
- Diversity in the Classroom- Bring cultural understanding to your classroom by hosting a high school exchange student
- Global Competence Readiness Index- A new self-assessment tool to help educators determine how prepared their schools are to foster global competence among students
- Join the AFS Educators Community- Sign up to receive new teaching resources, request a presentation in your school, and more…
Understanding what resources AFS-USA and other organizations have when you find an educator is a great way to connect people with tools that will enhance the work that they are already doing in the classroom.
The "A Peek into the World of AFS Educator Resources" presentation was facilitated by Mary Porterfield and Nancy Bridges of the Heartland Area Team in Kansas and they were shocked by how many of the volunteers present in their sessions were completely unaware of the tremendous bank of resources that are offered to educators through our website and other means! Don’t let that be you!
Please watch this webinar recording and consider visiting the Educators page on the AFS-USA website to explore the resources in the Teachers Toolbox yourself before you go and visit with a school. You’ll be amazed at what a school can do with the AFS Global Competency Readiness Index and the variety of lesson plans available to help globalize a school and/or a classroom! You can also refer to these suggestions for educators.
If you still have questions after reading through the presentation and exploring the websites indicated, please reach out to Jill Woerner, Director of Educational Outreach (firstname.lastname@example.org).