Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy: Education for a Diverse and Multicultural Planet
A K-12 outreach project sponsored and published by Professor Hong-Ming Liang 梁弘明教授, NSR Student Editors and Writers. See Masthead for our not-for-profit educational open- access policy. Please direct all inquiries to Professor Hong-Ming Liang at HLIANG@CSS.EDU
Over three hundred illustrated reports from around the world are available free of charge to teachers and students at http://NorthStarReports.org . More articles concerning our collective global and historical connections are added weekly. The North Star Reports articles are used by K-12 and undergraduate students as a part of a growing online learning community to promote the learning and to teaching about our historical and global connections. To participate or for more information, please contact Professor Hong-Ming Liang at HLIANG@CSS.EDU See also: http://www.facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Theory/Philosophy: What do we offer?
• An online, interactive, learning community sponsored by a nationally recognized scholarly journal and an accredited institution of higher learning.
• A free and growing educational platform for organizing class projects. NSR reports are written by college students with global experiences. These college students will serve as academic role-models for partner high school and middle school students.
• A flexible, interactive educational platform.
• A connection with a global community of scholars.
• An ongoing, mutual, and interactive relationship with a scholarly journal and an institution of higher learning, with recognition for participating students and teachers.
Action: What is possible?
• Use of the North Star Reports (NSR) site.
• Organizing high school class assignments around NSR essays.
• Possibility of top essays by high/middle school students, edited by sponsoring high/middle school teachers, being shared on NSR.
• End of the year, on campus, event to showcase the work of all of the students and teachers, including CEU credits for teachers.
• Site visits and/or Skype sessions by Professor Liang and other professors*.
• Site visits and/or Skype sessions by NSR student editors and/or writers*.
*because of schedule conflicts, we have found site visits and Skype sessions to be the most difficult to arrange, and therefore will do so sparingly and strategically.