Creating a #NationofAdvocates: From 90% Target Language to 90% Retention

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Guest blogger, Grant Boulanger, writes about the race and gender disparity affecting students taking world languages and offers first-hand tips for educators to contribute to the solution: Inspire students with meaningful, relevant, fair, joyful and effective language learning so that students keep learning and coming back for more. #NationofAdvocates

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Leadership for Gender Equality

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Guest blogger, Anna Catalano, a global thinker who is interested in leadership in all aspects of life, shares her perspective on how raising our children is the most important factor in addressing gender equality issues in the workplace. #leadership #globalbusiness #diversity #womeninbusiness

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Sealing the Deal on Biliteracy

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The Seal of Biliteracy encourages language learning from an early age and celebrates it—something that has disappeared in today’s school districts across the country as language programs are cut just when we need them most. Get involved. Make a difference. Join the movement: #2bilit2quit

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West to Key West

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Veteran travel writer, Marshall S. “Mike” Berdan, shares his Top 10 sites to see while traveling the 113 miles on US1 from Key Largo to Key West.

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Stacie Berdan Launches New Go Global Video

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Inspiring video created for K-16 students, educators, administrators & parents about the importance of developing a global mindset — and HOW to do it.

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Raising Awareness: People on the Thai-Burmese Border

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My daughter, Betty Berdan, is going to Thailand in March, where she will volunteer at the Burma Children’s Medical Clinic and a local school. She is raising funds to donate to the organization. 100% of her donations go to the people in need living on the Thai-Burmese border.

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Media Praise for Raising Global Children!

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Raising Global Children continues to receive praise from language learning experts.

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Go Global News Round Up

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It’s been a very busy fall for me speaking and writing, and I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to share what’s new. So I’ve decided to do “news round up” of sorts here.

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Kids Having Fun with Food: A Global Adventure

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Global education doesn’t have to be something formal or solely academic. We can learn about each other on a human level through sharing of culture, especially foods.

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Global Education Is Proven to Be Better General Education

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Global education, the term itself creates confusion and consternation among academics, but can be defined as teaching children about the world and thereby helping them develop a global mindset. It includes learning a foreign language and provides a much better overall education for today’s children.

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