Occupy Middle School
Global Citizenship Framework
Occupy Middle School (OMS) is a framework for global citizenship education that empowers all learners through a Universal Design for Learning and Project-Based approach. This collaborative, teacher-created cooperative is dedicated to low-stress, authentic, tech-integrated, and global-issues-based links to disciplinary literacy, core standards, and 21st century communication.
The OMS Six Global Citizenship Strands provide a real-world, workshop-type environment where all students problem solve in addressing global issues while utilizing sustainable systems thinking and action planning that can be formatively assessed with ease. In an OMS-based approach, global citizenship is not an add-on but is blended seamlessly, engaging students and teachers in authentic action and personalized projects.