The ISC Aim is for students during their schooling years to become competent and caring citizens within a global society.
What is Unique about the ISC?
The ISC Vision is to build a global network of educators, with their schools and universities, to support sustainable schooling for this global age of living.
The ISC Purpose is to promote and support sustainable schooling, where
global learning cultures are built to promote a better world for everyone.
Why is this important? In March 2018 OECD’s PISA Exam, which is administered to 15 years olds in 70+ developed countries, added a new test component: Global Competence. With this act, PISA declared that GLOBAL COMPETENCE, along with science, mathematics, reading, collaborative problem solving and financial literacy, is now a basic skill, for which young people need to be prepared in daily school life. We believe that the quality of each nation’s education system is vitally linked to its sustainability over time.
The Uniqueness of the ISC is found in its six programs that reflect the following big ideas:
- A Systemic and Quality Management approach to continuous improvement.
- The Global Learning Benchmarks as a framework for preparing caring and competent global students, and
- A System of multiple strategies to advance teaching, learning and success.
ISC’s Six Programs for Educators Around the World
- A School Partnership Program for educators and students to learn from each other about cultural features in different parts of the world, and also to explore the United Nations Sustainability Goals for the global community.
- A Global Learning Benchmark (GLB) Integration Program for educators to develop a global learning culture in their schools and classrooms. This program includes GLB training, a diagnostic tool, coaching, and certification for becoming a Global Learning School.
- The Leadership for Sustainable School Development (LSSD)Training Program for school leaders, both online with Drake University for graduate credit, and onsite anywhere in the world. The purpose of LSSD Training is to enhance systemic thinking for organizing and leading a sustainable school that prepares youth for a global age of living.
- The More Options for Results in Education Training Program (The M.O.R.E. Approach) for educators to develop a system of strategies for nurturing and managing a classroom culture of success for all students.
- Corbett Prep at IDS, in Tampa FL USA, the ISC’s Flagship School, which promotes the M.O.R.E. approach to classrooms, demonstrates the Global Learning Benchmarks, models Systems Thinking and Quality Management, creates systems for sustainable schooling in this global age, and hosts school visits, training events, conferences, and seminars.
- A School Study Visits Program for school leaders to visit innovative schools in other countries, as well as their own, and to learn about visionary leadership strategies and practices, qualities of successful classroom learning cultures, and practices for engaging students in the global community.