Global Scholar Certificate Program
Students engage in a “deep dive” of a current issue in the world by learning about and implementing lateral reading of online information. A blended classroom approach, this Seminar is rooted in the guiding questions “What matters to me? How can I best understand its global impact? Why does it matter? Students engage in lessons and activities via Stanford University’s Civic Online Reasoning online platform and engage in a semester-long project in examining how to best
How do media reflect and/or shape our view of the world? How can we discern what is fact and what is not? How do media outlets throughout the world convey a news event? Students will engage in a blended classroom approach to gaining the skills, tools, and language to evaluate the meanings of mass communication messages. Through the Media Literacy Project’s Checkology students will engage in lessons and activities on this online platform and in-class analysis of how they consume and create media texts in order to be informed global citizens. Pre-requisite: Global Scholar Seminar
Global Scholars explore the concept and qualities of leadership and how leadership styles impact the world, nation, community and self. Guiding questions include: What is a community? How do various leadership skills impact communities? Can different leadership styles work together and how? Students read Mark Gerzon’s American Citizen, Global Citizen as they engage in reflective writings and presentations addressing the question, “What is a global citizen?” Pre-requisite: Media Literacy
Students who have successfully completed the Global Leadership course design, plan, implement and reflect upon a program that they create for the school community. Examining leadership styles, how to be an effective mentor, and practicing effective communication skills is infused throughout the year’s readings and activities. Pre-requisite: Global Leadership
This course is the capstone for students who have met the requirements of the Global Scholar Certificate. This culminating project is designed to demonstrate a student’s expertise on a globally significant issue. During the second semester, students research and then write their 10-page paper on a topic of global, national or local significance to them. Using the guidelines of MLA format, including an annotated bibliography, Global Scholars write a college-level paper. This culminates in a community presentation of their Senior Thesis at the LWA Global Scholar Symposium in the spring.