"[World Savvy] collaborates by maintaining an open mind, making the case for common goals, being sensitive to other organizations’ needs, and building solid foundations for long-term partnership."
Building Global Partnerships
World Savvy works with a range of educational and cultural institutions to promote global competency in K-12 education. These partnerships range from collaborative curriculum development and workshop facilitation, to co-hosting events addressing the critical issues examined in our programs. In many instances, we’ve partnered with agencies who are advocating for global education at the local, national and international level.
3DimensionED gives schools and districts the power and the tools to elevate their standing in the community. They concentrate on three key elements: communications leadership, training and assessment. 3D-ED offers a portfolio of solutions and services to meet the mission-critical needs of their customers. To meet current economic challenges in today’s changing education market, public administrations must link their strategic goals to their business operations and over-all communications plan. The 3D-ED portfolio of services can help your entire organization respond to changes in the education environment with more agility and confidence, and gain fitting involvement and support from your community, staff and students.
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing their three core areas of expertise: education, health and psychology. Created in 1887 to prepare a new breed of school teacher to educate immigrant children, the College has been home to many of the defining figures in American education, including John Dewey, James Earl Russell, Edward Lee Thorndike, Isabel Maitland Stewart, Morton Deutsch, Edmund Gordon and Maxine Greene.
World Savvy has partnered with EdSteps, led by the Council of Chief State School Officers, to support their efforts to bolster high quality teaching and assessment of college and career-readiness skills in schools.
EdSteps seeks to give teachers, parents, and students a Web-based resource for comparing their student work to that of other students. The centerpiece will be a large, public library of student work samples in key skill areas that are typically difficult and costly to assess. For each skill area, student work will be presented in a continuum — a gradual progression — from emerging to accomplished work. Specifically, we are supporting their Global Competence Continuum, which will give you and your students:
-An unprecedented look at what readers of varied ages and backgrounds value in the area of Global Competence.
-Access to a wide range of examples from across the country that illustrate Global Competence.
- Reference points to determine student growth in Global Competence.
-The ability to chart improvement in students’ Global Competence over the school year and over their entire educational careers.
You can help build the EdSteps Global Competence Continuum. Building the continuum will require at least 3,000 student work samples. The samples will have to represent a broad spectrum of student work in terms of grade level, demographics, ability level, and geography. Learn more and submit student work!
Macalester College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship is a campus-wide initiative to build on and expand the college’s already distinctive tradition of engagement and academic excellence. The IGC promotes learning, scholarship, and service focused on civic engagement and global leadership locally, nationally, and internationally.
PhotoPhilanthropy promotes and connects photographers with non-profit organizations around the world to tell the stories that drive action for social change. They do that in the following three ways:
- Through the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award which rewards high-quality visual storytelling of non-profit work all over the world addressing social need in big and small ways.
- Through programs on their website that connect photographers and non-profits, that help to get cameras to classrooms, and that provide inspiration to photographers looking for grants, workshops and ideas.
- Through awareness-building efforts to get visual content out through traditional media and exhibition outlets, online, and through communications tools available to participating photographers and non-profit organizations.
Round the World with Us is a nonprofit founded by Teresa Keller, a mother of three who left her life in the U.S. to travel the world and pursue the following goals: Raise awareness of global issues, help people to gain a greater understanding of other cultures, and encourage people (especially youth) to see that they have the power to make a real difference in the lives of others. RTW also funds carefully selected humanitarian projects that will help alleviate poverty and other global issues, such as access to clean water, health care and education. World Savvy will be working with RTW in 2010-11 to develop educational materials that help students in the US connect to the cross cultural experiences of Teresa and her family.
Scholastica is a private school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Scholastica’s mission is to build curious, knowledgeable and independent young individuals, who will be equipped to tackle head-on the challenges of our modern-day “global village” both academically and professionally. They will aspire to become active and responsible citizens, who will embrace and respect people from other cultures and walks of life.
SPEED is a training
center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. SPEED’s Youth Development Program, which is designed
to prepare and empower Bangladeshi youth with the leadership skills needed to
succeed in today’s interconnected world, has organized it, using Scholastica
World Savvy is incredibly grateful to our partners in Bangladesh through the American Youth Leadership Program for their support and hard work. In particular, we’d like to acknowledge and thank team members Justine Miley, Zohed Mahmud Khan, Samia Mallik and Anuza Haque for their efforts to design and implement an unparalleled international exchange experience for American students in World Savvy’s AYLP.
World Monuments Fund is the leading private organization dedicated to saving the world’s most treasured places. Since 1965, in more than 90 countries, their experts have been racing against time, applying proven techniques to preserve important architectural and cultural heritage sites around the globe. Through partnerships with local communities, funders, and governments, they inspire an enduring commitment to safeguard this vital legacy for future generations. Nearly 85 percent of our revenue goes directly toward preservation projects, fieldwork, advocacy, and educational programs.
World Savvy is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and supports its mission to advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts.