Global Competence in Expanded Learning Time: A Guide for School Leaders

Carol McElvain and Jaime (Stephanidis) Singer

Report coverTo become successful adults in a global 21st century, children and adolescents need a broad range of experiences to build their knowledge of the world and understand their place in it. And yet the traditional school day does not always provide enough time or space to do that.

This guide, directed at school leaders and leadership teams, is meant to provide practical guidance on how to expand time and space for learning in order to better prepare students to participate and succeed in our global economy and global society. It is designed to help school leaders think about how an expanded learning program can help produce globally competent graduates, how to leverage partnerships with community-based organizations to do so, how to plan for implementation appropriately, and how to assess progress toward goals.