AWE Is Global!
The world is becoming more interconnected. In the coming years, the best-prepared graduates will be those that have the ability to communicate, cooperate, and compete with counterparts, not just from North Carolina or the United States, but also from around the world. Alamance County is connected to the world in many ways, and Alexander Wilson Elementary School has recognized the need to prepare its students with these global competencies. AWE's global perspectives approach to instruction helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be active and engaged citizens in an interconnected, 21st Century world. The Global Passport Program centers on developmentally-appropriate geographic literacy and cultural connections across the curriculum. The program results in students who are able to understand global events within a meaningful context.
Did you know that Alexander Wilson is in our 4th year of "Going Global"?? As a specialized Global school in our district, our students and teachers have numerous opportunities to learn about the world around them while mastering their grade level, North Carolina standards. We like to think of Global Education as the "plate" on which our curriculum sits. Global Education exposes students to competencies that help them understand our world in a unique way and provides them with opportunities to take action in making their world a better place. How does "Global" affect our day-to-day and year-to-year opportunities? Each year we choose a theme to inspire our students to realize that they are part of something bigger; that no matter how small or young they are, what their background is, that they can make a difference in this world. This year our them is: The World is in Our Hands. We are using the book: We've Got the Whole World In Our Hands as a mentor text to encapsulate this theme. Additionally, in order to hold our school/system program accountable, we have system-wide goals that we work towards in order to ensure that our program adds to our students total experience including growth and proficiency. For more information on our system-wide goals, please visit the ABSS Global Goals tab.