Broward’s Global Scholars initiative connects participating middle school students to other participating schools around the world. Using internet-based educational activities, project-based learning, and other instructional strategies as an elective or within a specific content area, the goal is to develop students’ global citizenship while enhancing critical 21st century skills through authentic learning.
Successful implementation includes subject content mastery, English language communication, and technology proficiency. This blended learning program provides access to an interactive, multimedia online classroom and original curriculum materials, enabling students to learn and communicate about important issues with their international peers. Teachers gain year-round professional development and a connection to a worldwide network of educators. Starting three years ago, with four schools and 125 students, Broward currently has 22 middle schools and 1,500 students participating in the program from across the district.