P21 Framework for State Action on Global Education (Partnership for 21st Century Learning)

Education First (EF) Global Leadership Summits

World Leadership School: "We help K-12 schools transform learning. World Leadership School works with all levels of a school in order to reimagine learning and empower young leaders."

District and School Examples of Global Education Programs

Washington DC Public Schools Global Education
The DCPS Global Education team works to ensure that all DCPS students are inquisitive, informed and active world citizens, prepared for success in college, career and life in an increasingly diverse international community. Through the following programs, DCPS Global Education provides the resources, expertise and opportunities necessary to foster global competence."

Appleby Colege (Middle & Upper Grades), Toronto Global & Experiential Learning

Hingham High School Global Citizenship Program

Norwood High School Global Citizenship Program Certificate - Massachusetts

Medfield High School Global Citizenship Program - Massachusetts

School District of New Berlin, WI Global Citizenship Certificate

State Examples of Global Education Programs

North Carolina Global Education
"In September 2011, the North Carolina State Board of Education formed a Task Force on Global Education to assess the state's effort to produce globally competitive graduates ready to live, work and contribute in an interconnected world. Based on its findings, the Task Force made a number of recommendations that would help to ensure that public school students are well prepared.
One opportunity coming out of the Global Education Task Force work was the creation of criteria and a process for the Global - Ready Schools and Districts Designation."

Global Wisconsin
"Global education in Wisconsin is a comprehensive initiative in public and private schools and institutes of higher education. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction collaborates with all major education institutions and associations to educate globally competent students who can fully participate in today's globally interconnected world as responsible citizens and successful participants in the global economy."

The Global Classroom: World Affairs Council of Oregon
"The world is rapidly changing and the lives of young people are increasingly shaped by global issues. The Global Classroom education programs enable students to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the world today by giving them firsthand experience with global issues, cultures, and people. We offer an array of creative learning resources for multicultural and international education for K–12 students and the community at large – tools to help us work, live, and play in an interconnected world."

California Global Education & International Studies Resources

Find a class or people to connect with:


New! Muanjadi Organization: "Education a Woman, Educate a Nation." Your school or class can raise funds to sponsor the high school and higher education of a girl in the D.R.C.
Place Based Education
Barron Prize
The Global Goals
50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
Chatting Across the USA
Do Something
Flat Connections
The Global Classroom Project - This was from 2011-12 - but might be an idea worth repeating - care to organize it?!
Global Classrooms Model UN
Global Collaborative Project Ideas Inspired by Learning 2.0
Global Giving
Global Education Conference (free & online)
Global School Net
Global SchoolNet Cyber Fair
Global Trek Teachers Guide - Scholastic
Global Virtual Classroom Wiki
Journey North (Now available as an app!)
Kiva: Loans that Change Lives
    • "Kiva Microfinancing - club at Hotchkiss School
      Through an organization called Kiva (www.kiva.org), this club makes no-interest loans to poor people around the world who need money to start their own businesses. Once their businesses become a sustainable source of income, loan recipients pay the money back over a set period of time. The club raises awareness of microfinance, and has monthly meetings to select loan recipients."
Learning to Give Service Project Toolkits
My Hero Project
Panwapa Island - For primary students

Heifer Project
Unicef Global Classroom
Atin Afrika

Skype connections with authors

More Tools

Global Awareness Rubric (High School) - from Meteri/NCREL
Asia Society Global Competence Outcomes and Rubrics
The New Google Earth

Google Earth Help
Geoguesser -online game
Global Competency Planning Rubric - from Asia Society
Wikispaces for Educators
Big Huge Labs (trading cards tool)
World Clock

Articles and Information of Interest

Ideas for Global Citizenship
Develop Strategies for Infusing Global Awareness - tons of resources!
Service Learning and Saving the World
Teaching Global Awareness
Global Competency or Global Understanding? Blog post by Nancy White