Baylor School has been granted membership in the Global Education Benchmark Group.
According the GEBG website, the mission of group is threefold:
- Identify best practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members.
- Promote the development of global citizens in independent schools and beyond through global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive in increasingly interconnected world systems.
Baylor views membership in the group as another step in a commitment to global education and fulfilling our own mission of fostering in students the desire to make a positive difference in the world. Baylor offers study in five world languages - Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish; student exchanges in Australia, France, Spain, and South Africa; and annual student trips to Italy, India, and Jamaica.
In addition, Baylor's new Global Scholars program distinguishes students who apply an international lens to their education by studying world languages, taking globally-focused courses such as AP human geography and Eastern religions, participating in activities such as Model UN, and producing Senior Global Capstone portfolios.
"The Global Education Benchmark Group has been an excellent resource in helping to build the Global Scholars program and to improve Baylor's travel opportunities," says Tim Laramore '99, Baylor's global education coordinator. "Independent schools across the country seek answers to the same questions as they develop authentic global education programs. The GEBG plugs us into those conversations so that we can learn from a wide body of educators who all work toward engaging students to become global citizens. We learn from the GEBG's deep pool of experience on a daily basis."