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Originally submitted in April 2018
By Martha Tomeo, Librarian, Tri-Valley School
The concept of global education really resonates with my school district’s mission statement. So at the 2018 AKLA Conference, I attended two sessions: Going Global! Libraries and Implementing Ed Tech for Global Libraries, both presented by Michelle Carton. Ms. Carton, U.S. State Department Global Education Ambassador, is compelling and convincing! I’ve found my mission for elementary library classes next year: to show our students the world and help them become the best citizens they can be.
Ms. Carton shared a wealth of resources for global education. These are just a few of many adaptable resources that require little preparation for elementary library classes and school transition times - before school, lunch, indoor recess, after school – whenever students have time in the library!
Mystery Skype https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/mystery-skype
Mystery Doug https://mysterydoug.com
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants http://www.exploringbytheseat.com/
Learn Around The World http://www.learnaroundtheworld.com/
Michelle Carton’s website, for many more resources and ideas, is http://www.globaleducationak.org/
I look forward to implementing these ways to expand student horizons and nurture a global mindset, from a little library in the interior of Alaska.