The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County and the State Support Team of Region 3 offer high quality professional development and technical assistance to district personnel and parents on research-based practices that address academic and behavioral needs of all students. Educators are the key to linking curriculum and instruction. Being highly qualified in their individual area of expertise combined with unlocking that spirit for learning In a child produces a student that can meet tomorrow's challenges. Special Educators are known for their expertise in effective instructional strategies for students with exceptionalities.
Rapidly shifting global trends – economic, cultural, technological and environmental – call for a generation of individuals who can engage in effective global problem solving and participate in local, national and global civic life. Preparing students to participate fully in today’s and tomorrow’s world demands understanding of global competencies: the capacities to investigate the world, recognize multiple perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. The ESC of Cuyahoga County offers professional development training in global literacy for the 21st century.
Workshops and summer institutes provide content knowledge and skills development for creating a globally-focused curriculum. Programs explore
- cultural competencies,
- methods for developing global awareness,
- historical and contemporary world events,
- exploration of cultures through the lenses of the arts and literature, and
- interdisciplinary connections.
Effectively bringing all of this expertise to the classroom requires adhering to organizational principles designed to help all students learn, and yet allowing for their individual variations. Classroom instruction should be tied to state and district curriculum standards and objectives, and at some level, be appropriate for all students. These links will provide information regarding teaching and learning strategies to help students learn the curriculum and develop independent learning skills.
For more information on curriculum, instruction and assessments contact Michele Gaski, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, 216-446-3812.