Nov 06, 2018
Global literacy is something one may hear a lot about this year at Villa Madonna Academy. As we prepare students for their roles in a global economy, the faculty at Villa are incorporating new lessons to elevate student awarness about the world around them.
In the elementary school, global literacy will focus on four countries. The first country was Mexico. Students learned about the culture, art and artists, music, and festivities such as Día de los Muertos as seen above. Students read books and played games from Mexico. The World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky also arranged for a native of Mexico to come to speak about her country.
In the high school, some students are working toward their Global Citizenship Certificate Program. The certification requires students to expand their education through international experiences . Many students are already fulfilling most of the requirements for the certification through Kentucky United Nations Assembly and Villa's international language immersion program. Mrs. Lori Wall is the coordinator for the Spanish language immersion program, and she is also helping with the Global Competency Certification Program. She said, "The certificate will recognize students' efforts in learning about and actively engaging in international activities."
To learn more about Villa's global literacy programs, please contact Janet Baugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.