The world has forever changed as everyone is connected to each other with information instantly at our fingertips. However, there are those who would argue that the broad sweeping changes across the world have significantly touched every part of our society except for schools. An introspective look into many classrooms reveals that very little has changed over the past 30 years. Education still mainly involves teachers feeding information to students to cover the curriculum in preparation for a standardized test. Even with the addition of technology to many classrooms, there has been little change in our educational philosophy in the face of globalization. As members of the global community, we must develop an educational program that brings in the real world, changes the learning environment, and helps our children acquire the skills they need to compete in the global economy.
The Global Learning Village is designed to be the educational vehicle to equip boys and girls to become critical thinking, global learning, multilingual students in order to become positive, contributing members of the world community. In addition to a rigorous standard curriculum, students will be immersed in the culture, language and literacy of multiple ethnic groups in order to become productive citizens in the 21st century.
Global Learning Village (GLV) is a Texas open-enrollment charter school. It is a tuition-free public school that has the flexibility to employ creative education methods and personalized learning environments to promote greater student achievement. GLV's mission is to equip students to become critical thinking, global learning, multilingual students in order to become positive, contributing members of the world community. In order to become multilingual, students at GLV will participate in a language immersion program in which they will learn English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese languages and culture.
1. Improved student learning.
2. More learning opportunities within the public school system.
3. Professional opportunities that attract new teachers to the public school system.
4. A new form of accountability for public schools.
5. Different and innovative learning methods.