A global mindset starts here.
Teachers may add special geography projects, activities or global literature as they see fit!
"OMGosh...how many kids are sitting at home watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and recognizing all of the countries...only because of The Passport Club! You rock!
Our school uses this program and I love it. Personally, I have learned so much! It takes very little time away from your regular teaching day. I can't wait to get back into it this year!
My family and I were in Shanghai, China and my children attended a British International School that used The Passport Club. My husband and I were amazed how studying geography would often bring up discussions about history, politics and just a global awareness of current events. THANK YOU PASSPORT CLUB! Your vision, heart and dedication are paying off BIG TIME!
"As a parent, I feel it is very important for my child to be aware of the world around him. The Passport Club is an excellent way for him to learn about all of the other countries in our world. As a volunteer tester, my knowledge of geography has also expanded. Now when we hear news of current events, we can relate on a more personal level to the location of the country involved, and perhaps even more importantly, to its people.”
Hello and welcome to The Passport Club! We hope you take time to investigate the program.
Our mission is to give teachers and Passport Club parent volunteers the tools and guidance to make global competency a natural part of their curriculum and inspire students to be curious about the world around them.
As teachers, we know the demands placed on teachers and volunteers. We've created a flexible, affordable program that enhances, not adds, to the existing curriculum. We are always looking to improve, so feel free to contact us with suggestions!
Chris Manning has 33 years of elementary education experience. She has taught 1st through 5th grade and spent 10 years in Gifted and Talented Services in Minnesota. Chris holds a Masters in Education and Certificate in Gifted Education from Hamline University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the College of St. Benedict.
Bob Manning has 28 years teaching experience, including 9th grade AP Human Geography, Global Studies and is now a Career Pathways Coordinator. Bob is certified in administering the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), which assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.
Bob is also a Certified Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning, holds a Masters in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. John’s University.
Thank you for your efforts to develop our future global citizens!
Chris and Bob
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