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Tudor Elementary Media Recognition

Tudor Elementary School is recognized for its efforts and success in encouraging students to learn about the world and become global citizens.

Global Education Alaska leading the charge for Global Schools Integration

Through global education, a school can create an inclusive and democratic culture for everyone. Here are four ways to get started. Read more-->

Follett Press Release

Young Global Citizens

TCEA Convention: Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology in Education

Passionate students and a librarian on a mission:

    to learn about the world ... through global explorations

    to understand the perspectives in the word, to gain our own

    to connect with people across the world through various means

    to take action, thinking globally, acting locally, and creating awareness through projects we design and co-design

Students holding check

Follett Challenge 2018 Grand Prize Winner

A single student from an isolated school in the mountains is ready to progress to calculus, but none of the other kids are prepared. A group of high-achieving students at a small, rural school are eager to take aerospace engineering, but there are no qualified teachers in the region to teach it. Aspirational students at an under-resourced, inner-city high school are ready to take an advanced STEM elective, but their school is unable to fund it.

Making a Difference…One Step at a Time

Tudor Elementary is a school of 346 Grade K-6 students in Anchorage, Alaska, which can at times feel pretty far removed from the lower states and other countries. "I think our lack of exposure to the world has limited how successful our students can be," said Carton. "I developed this project as way to expose students to the wider world and to inspire them to really think about what peace means to them personally, what peace means in Alaska and what peace means to kids in other locations and cultures."

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2018 Follett Challenge Winner

Tudor Elementary has earned the coveted title for their Young Global Citizens program

Tudor Elementary, with an enrollment of 346 students, won the 2018 Follett Challenge Grand-Prize for its "Young Global Citizens" entry, which showcases what it means for their students to be global citizens, how it impacts their learning, their perspectives on the world and the impacts they can have on it.

Watch as Follett surprised them with the exciting news!

Follett Challenge Winners

The students, teachers, and librarian, Ms. Carton, at Tudor Elementary thank everyone for being a part of our mission to become Global Citizens.

School Library Journal's 2018 Champion of Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Badge
Michelle Carton in Library

"Over the past 20 years, Anchorage, AK, has grown to become one of the most diverse places in the United States, with the fishing and tourism industries attracting families from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, as well as the Native Alaskan population. At the city’s Tudor Elementary School (TES)—among the 20 most diverse elementary schools in America—SLJ’s 2018 Champion of Civic Engagement, librarian Michelle Carton, is bringing a global education to the youngest students." Read more-->

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The New Librarian: How to set up a Global Citizens program

By Margaret Cole
August 13th, 2018
An elementary school librarian connects her students with the world to inspire peace and take action on global issues. At Tudor Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska, “show and tell” has an inspiring twist.

Instead of sharing an interesting rock or a favorite toy, they are sharing messages of peace and personal commitment to making the world a better place. And, through live video conferencing, they’re sharing their messages with students in Argentina, Pakistan, Brazil, Canada, and the United States, as well as locations throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Tudor’s 346 K-6 students are part of the school’s “Young Global Citizens” project spearheaded by school librarian Michelle Carton, a long-time educator and founder of Global Education Alaska. Read the entire story here.

Being a Global Citizen

By Britten Follett – Senior Vice President of Marketing and Classroom Initiatives, Follett School Solutions. She wrote about her first trip overseas to Egypt.

"Climbing into the smallest pyramid at Giza and gazing at the miraculous excavations where the pharaohs are buried was truly an opportunity for me to see the world as a global citizen. This country and its culture were so foreign to me, yet my experience helped me see the world beyond my comfort zone.

"The students and staff at Tudor Elementary School, in Anchorage, Alaska won this year's Follett Challenge for the Global Citizens program, which enables students to take a different look at the world around them. The little global citizens at Tudor Elementary will be much better prepared to adapt to whatever opportunities come their way—wherever they go, and with whomever they meet."

Read the entire article here.

Tudor Elementary comes out on top in $60K contest

KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska

"An Anchorage school has doubled down on its regional win in a nationwide education contest, earning an additional $30,000 in books and other supplies from the event's sponsor. It's often said that the library is the heart of a school, and at Tudor Elementary School it's where a small group of students meet every week to spread some love."

KTVA Follett Report

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KTVA Anchorage Reports on Follett Award

"Tudor Elementary is named a top three semi-finalist in the Follett Challenge. The school won $30,000 in products and service from Follett and plans to upgrade the books in the library. ...

"Carton's students have learned about different foods and festivals from around the world. They have also examined why people see things differently in other nations, along with challenges the challenges they face because of their beliefs.

"As a semi-finalist, Tudor is now competing against the top middle and high schools for the contest's grand prize, an additional $30,000 Follett credit. Carton says the initial winnings will help update the library with books from around the world that are more relevant to the times."

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Elementary Division of the
Follett Challenge Winners

Tudor Elementary School
Young Global Citizens Program

Follett Challenge winners were announced February 28, 2018. Tudor Elementary School Young Global Citizens Program are the winners of the Elementary division of the Follett Challenge! This challenge seeks to identify the most innovative programs in the nation! See the KTVA announcement.

Tudor Elementary, along with the middle school and high school division winners, are in the running for the Grand Prize winner, to be announced April 27th.

Tudor Elementary Receives New Resources from Philippe Cousteau's EarthEcho International to Protect Community Water

EarthEcho International, the environmental education and youth leadership organization founded by explorer and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau Jr., is helping support the efforts of Tudor Elementary School to empower the next generation of water scientists and stewards with a donation of water quality test kits through the EarthEcho Water Challenge. These test kits will enable young people working with Global Education Alaska to sample the waters of Campbell Creek for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity) and dissolved oxygen (DO).

The EarthEcho Water Challenge is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens in conducting basic monitoring of their local water bodies and equips them with the tools to take action to protect their water resources.

Program participants will share their water quality data through the EarthEcho Water Challenge global database, contributing to a network of water quality data collected by 1.5 million citizens from more than 140 countries. They will ultimately utilize this data to help inform actions to protect local water resources.

Tudor Elementary School (Global Education Alaska) was selected to receive this large donation from dozens of applications received from around the world.

Contact: Michelle Carton for more information on how she implements water ecology and conservation into her program, Young Global Citizens.

The EarthEcho Water Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Xylem, Inc. and the engagement of community partners around the world. Learn more at www.MonitorWater.org and join the conversation with #MonitorWater.

The Gold Fish Boy

Skype in the Classroom

Lisa Thompson (UK) is the author of 'The Goldfish Boy'. Find out more about the book, future books, more about me and how to get in touch.

Elementary Division
Follett Challenge Winners

Follett Challenge Winners

Tudor Elementary School
Young Global Citizens Program

Follett Challenge winners were announced February 28, 2018. Tudor Elementary School Young Global Citizens Program are the winners of the Elementary division of the Follett Challenge! This challenge seeks to identify the most innovative programs in the nation!

Tudor Elementary, along with the middle school and high school division winners, are in the running for the Grand Prize winner, to be announced April 27th.

The students, teachers, and librarian, Ms. Carton, at Tudor Elementary thank everyone for being a part of our mission to become Global Citizens!

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Connect the Dots on Dot Day

Tudor Elementary Connects the Dots on Dot Day.

Great Kindness Challenge

Great Kindness Challenge

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