BCS Advantage Magazine Special Edition #1 - Page 16

GLOBAL EDUCATION The heart of global education is creating global citizens who are active in shaping a better world for all people. The Buncombe County School System is committed to seeing all students graduate as high-achieving, globally-competitive learners with 21st Century skills and Global Education plays a critical role in this mission. One of the top four priorities for BCS is, “facilitating a comprehensive global education program.” - Dr. Tony Baldwin, Superintendent, World View Global Action Plan BCS is part of the Global Schools Network and partners with Participate (formerly VIF International Education), a state resource agency. BCS offers study abroad programs for students, teachers, and administrators in countries such as China and Denmark. BCS OFFERS SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS: G  len Arden Elementary (Splash! – one way immersion program) Programs • Services O  akley Ac Elementary (two-way ademics • Athl immersion) etics • Arts W  .D. Williams Elementary (two-way Human Resources • Bu immersion) dgets K  oontz Intermediate (Splash! Program continued in grade 5 only during 2016-17. To continue to ob 2017-18) al Education • Digital Learning grade Gl 6 in S.T.E.M. • Transportation • Nutrition Graduation • Purpose & Direction A  very’s Creek Elementary (two-way immersion) Four Chinese guest teachers, two sponsored by Participate and two sponsored by the collaboration between the College Board and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, teach Mandarin Chinese. These schools apply to receive Confucius Classroom Grant Funds per year to support their Chinese language/cultural acquisition programs. AREAS OF FOCUS FOR 2016-17 M  arketing a Comprehensive Global Education Program B  uilding Global Leadership Capacity E  xpanding Spanish Dual Language/Immersion Program, K-12 E  xpanding World Language Continuum, K-12 H  osting Chinese Cultural Exchange Teacher Program F  ostering Global Partnerships S  ecuring Grant Resources P  roviding Global PD Opportunities G  rowing NC Global Educator Digital Badge Candidates E  arning NC Global Ready Schools & District Designations 14 BuncombeSchools.org