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by Jennifer Klein

For over a decade, I have worked with teachers to employ the concept of “Glocal Learning,” as introduced by Chris Harth in an article for the Independent School journal, to curricular design. Three years ago, when I became Head of School at Gimnasio Los Caobos, a PreK-12 bilingual school in Colombia, I started developing an image to capture the concept. It was an attempt to visualize the world in concentric circles of connection, from the most local to the most global. Each time I’ve shown this image to teachers in workshops over the years, another circle has appeared, at their suggestion, to round out the expanding circles of community partners we might connect with in our classroom projects—and to foster a flexible mentality about community as a central part of students’ world view.