Introduction and Instructions for Contributing to the Wiki


Based on the 21st Century Skills Map developed through a collaboration spearheaded by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), ACTFL/P21 Skills for World Language Students, ISE has developed this wikispace as a resource to share activities that deepen your students' experiences before, during and after their program abroad. ISE believes that immersion beyond the classroom walls will provide your students with an outstanding opportunity to develop language and cross-cultural competency. That step is a big one, and we want to support your goals as their teacher and leader in educating world language students with 21st Century Skills. Teaching in the 21st Century

ISE’s mission is “to inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures” and I hope you find this resource both inspiring and useful as your students prepare to be global citizens who speak more than one language and become more cross-culturally competent.

On each of the skill based pages on this site, we include:
1. the 21st century skills specific to world language learners,
2. the goals to develop those skills
3. and proposed activities to help your students achieve these goals before, during and after their ISE program.

Contributors to the pages have uploaded files that include study units and other destination and language based material to help you prepare your students to make the most of their program abroad. Search by destination (China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Spain) or language (French, German, Spanish, Mandarin) to access the files. You may narrow down your search further by clicking on "Pages and Files" above this page and then by searching the "tags" set up by language, destination and/or specific 21st Century skill.

It is easy to contribute to the content of Beyond the Classroom! Here are several options to get involved in this online community and resource:

Contribute to:
What:
How:
Pages
Every page is dedicated to a 21st Century Skill with the stated goals for world language students. On each page,we are building three tables of activities, study units and other useful tools that you can use with students before, during and after a program abroad.
1. You can email me your suggestions, activities and resources at: tanya@isemn.org I will be happy to upload them to the most relevant skill area.

2. You can upload them yourself to the most applicable skill area and page. Make sure to use the edit button and the "upload file" button on the page you want and under the correct heading: before, during or after the program.

3. Do you need more help? Click here: Screen shots for Beyond the Classroom Wiki.pdf
Files
Files are organized by tags.If you have country or language specific material - this is where they can be uploaded. Educators can search for their specific target language and country resources. Additionally, files can have more than one tag so that the skill area to which the file is most closely associated can also be indicated.
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has three tags: target language "Spanish," destination "Costa Rica" and skill area "Communication."
1. You can email me your suggestions, activities and resources at: tanya@isemn.org I will be happy to upload and tag them appropriately.

2. You can upload them yourself and assign them the correct tag for the language or country. Use the "pages and files' button at the top of the wiki to upload files.

3. Do you need more help? Click here: Screen shots for Beyond the Classroom Wiki.pdf
Discussion
Members of the wiki can discuss, suggest and share their thoughts and ideas about activities, pages, 21st century skills, immersion, travel and all points related to this site. Do you see the discussion "bubbles" at the top of each page? Just click on the button and tell us what you think.
1. If you don't want to share your comments with everyone on the wiki, you can drop me an email: tanya@isemn.org.

2. Do you need more help? Click here: Screen shots for Beyond the Classroom Wiki.pdf


Have a wonderful time abroad and I look forward to sharing ideas and resources that will help you lead the next steps on your student's global journey!

Tanya Gajewski
Director of Education, ISE
tanya@isemn.org
1.800.892.0022 x295