Global Citizens

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Global Citizenship at ASD creates authentic experiences that cultivate global understanding, fosters critical consciousness, and empowers people to positively impact their communities and the world.

The Changemakers

Global Citizenship + Service Learning + Sustainability

Sustainability Education, Global Citizenship, and Service Learning are integral to our school’s mission, core values, and student profile attributes. At ASD students develop their changemaker capacity through investigation and understanding of problems and needs, utilizing solutions-oriented collaboration, creating and implementing their plan, taking action, reflecting on the outcomes and demonstrating their experience. Over time, students develop their “critical consciousness” in relation to the world around them and become self-motivated contributors in a rapidly changing world.

For students to be "prepared to contribute in a rapidly changing world" it's important that they develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be global citizens for a sustainable world and have the opportunity to try, fail, learn and succeed in doing so at an early age. It’s important to recognize that a sustainable world is an important vision and offers students the opportunity to engage in creating the world they wish to see, here and now.

ASD’s Partnership with JUMP!

The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit social enterprise that uses experiential education to advance a world in which individuals, community leaders, and global citizens realize their passions and potential. ASD and JUMP! Foundation have partnered together to support the school’s mission to challenge students to be active contributors in a rapidly changing world.

The United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development is an important framework and lens to guide and contextualize global citizenship ideas, attitudes and actions, and provides opportunity for numerous connections to curriculum. The goal of all global citizenship education is to support the growth of a 360 view of the world in which we live, and to see and feel ourselves to be influencers of our own needs and those of the local and global community.

Through making curriculum connections, growing student leadership capacity and exploring external partnerships for collaboration, we work together to develop connected learning in which we understand diverse perspectives and the contextualized needs of individuals, local and global communities. This means that we are able to make empowered and informed decisions about how we interact with our world. 

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