Because MIS RISE focuses on the whole child, our program aims to meet both the academic and social needs of young people. In the Global Citizenship class, students acquire organizational habits, study and leadership skills that will enable them to be confident members of the world community.
The Global Citizenship class is comprised of two key components: group sessions and one-to-one advisory sessions. Both components focus on skills inside and outside of the classroom. The biweekly one-to-one advisory sessions with a MIS RISE teacher address students’ individual skills and goals, whereas the weekly group sessions concentrate on developing collaboration skills, team building strategies and creating a school community.
Because we live in a global and interdependent world, Global Citizenship focuses on developing 21st century skills:
- global and cultural awareness
- digital literacy
Students will think through their approaches to and beliefs about topics key to early adolescents:
- peer pressure
- the changing body and mind in adolescence
- cultural competence
- role models
- duties and rewards of citizenship
- an individual’s role in community
- study skills and organization
As students move through the years at MIS RISE, they will actively prepare for the academic challenges of high school and university, but they will also explore career interests and set professional goals.
Academic and social goal setting will be ongoing throughout the year in the Global Citizenship class. Reflection and modifications of personal goals will take place in the one-on-one bi-weekly advisory session. Students will have the benefit of their advisor’s mentoring, but they will also learn to shape their own futures with confidence and clarity.
MIS RISE teachers will actively coach students to develop effective study habits, organizational skills, note-taking and the increasingly important skills required for digital literacy.
As a culminating end of year assessment, students will design and implement a service-learning project in order to utilize and demonstrate mastery of the skills they acquire during the course of the year. Students will identify and investigate a community issue, prepare and implement an action plan, perform a direct service, reflect on the project process and finally demonstrate their acquired knowledge.