For Private Schools
In light of the need to educate effective global citizens, private schools around the world are leading the way in integrating global issues, sustainability, critical thinking, and a global perspective into their curricula. To support these efforts, Facing the Future works closely with teachers and administrators at private schools across the United States and in other countries.
Facing the Future resources and tools support the larger network goals of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to promote global education and sustainable schools.
How We Support Private Schools
Examples of Private Schools We Have Worked With
Facing the Future gave a keynote presentation to K-12 faculty and staff at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA to kick-start their schoolwide global initiative. Facing the Future's student textbook Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions is being used as a core text for "Your World," a class that all 7th grade students take. 8th grade students won an award for their participation in the NAIS Challenge 20/20, for which they used Facing the Future resources and partnered with Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Canada.
Explorer West Middle School
Explorer West Middle School in Seattle, WA, with which Facing the Future has worked closely to integrate sustainability across the curriculum, was recognized as a NAIS 2006 Leading Edge honoree in Environmental Sustainability. Facing the Future's student textbook, It's All Connected, is the core teaching resource for a year-long global issues course for 8th grade students, and the entire faculty has used hands-on lessons from Engaging Students through Global Issues in their advisory groups after an inservice presented by Facing the Future staff.
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
As a member of the Global Advisory Committee at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA, Facing the Future assists the school in its ongoing development of a globally infused program. Facing the Future has provided several inservices for the middle and high school faculty to help integrate global education into every subject and grade level.
New Horizon School
Facing the Future has worked with New Horizon School, an Islamic school in Pasadena, CA, to focus the school's curriculum on the theme of “Building a Better Future,” specifically by incorporating sustainability and service learning.
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