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Global Education Motivators (GEM) Resources

Global Education Motivators (GEM) works to compile up-to-date information about a variety of global topics, conferences, curriculum, and the United Nations (UN).  The Educator Resources section includes information about curriculum, conferences, classroom resources, and more.  The Global Resources section includes articles, tools, websites and other resources that will connect you to the...

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Middlebury Interactive Languages Curriculum

Middlebury Interactive Languages is the academic leader in digital language learning for K-12 students. We provide access to superior world language and English Language Learner curriculum solutions that prepare students with the skills and cultural understanding to compete in the 21st Century global marketplace. Middlebury Interactive has taken principles of Middlebury College's renowned...

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The Global Educator: Leveraging technology for collaborative learning and teaching

This book was published in 2016 by the International Society for Technology in Education. It provides essential pedagogical approaches and frameworks for global collaborative learning. It is also a collection of anecdotes, inspiring examples, case studies and resources. It provides educators and education leaders at all levels of education new ideas and modes for connecting and collaborating...

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UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build peace in the minds of children and young people. The 10,000 ASPnet member schools in over 180 countries work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

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Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA)

Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA) is an online classroom exchange program in which K-12 school students in different countries share what they study and everyday life through a Web platform. Students in different countries perform individual and group projects in their classrooms according to the weekly activity topics provided by the IVECA Virtual Classrooms...

CIESE K-12 Curricula

CIESE has been involved in K-12 science and mathematics education via the Internet since 1993. Since then, teachers and students worldwide have benefited from CIESE’s collaborative online projects. Specializing in quantitative, inquiry-based science and mathematics web-based curricula, CIESE uses the interactive nature of the Internet for their projects. Browse their collaborative projects,...

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Micro-credentials for Global Competence

Educators engage in both formal and informal professional learning activities but are rarely recognized for their informal learning. Micro-credentials do! They are a natural extension of educators’ professional learning journeys: competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and sharable. World Savvy, in partnership with Digital Promise Global, developed an initial stack of eight...

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We collaborate with teachers, schools, and educational organizations to offer professional development courses and resources that help make global education an integral part of every student's classroom experience. Our engaging face-to-face and online programs, curriculum resources, and international study tours enhance global understanding and help thousands of teachers every year bring the...

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Reach the World Journeys

World travelers share the story of their journeys with readers through logbooks, journals, field notes, and albums.

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Student to Student Language Lab

The Student to Student Language Lab is a set of 55 multimedia Mandarin Chinese lessons featuring middle and high school students from various regions of China. The lessons range in proficiency level from Novice-High to Intermediate-High. The resource is free. 

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ePals Global Community

ePals connects users from around the globe, providing the tools and meeting places to create a worldwide community of learners. The tools include ePals SchoolMail™ and ePals Global Community™ as well as built-in language translation designed for schools. Whether you want project ideas for your class-to-class partnership, or discussion areas where you can contribute your views on a matter,...

Flat Connections Global Educator Online Course

The Global Educator online courses are recommended for K-20 educators and education leaders. They are multi-faceted and provide options for those who want a shorter learning experience and those who wish to become more embedded in the practice and theory of online global learning – how to connect, communicate, digital citizenship skills, intercultural understanding and online global...

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iEARN Project Curriculum Integration Activities

The iEARN Project Curriculum Integration Activities is a database of lesson plans that align iEARN projects to the U.S. Common Core State Standards and Global Competency Matrix. The lesson plans were created by primary and secondary school teachers across the United States who participated in iEARN Projects. This is a helpful resource for teachers looking for lesson plans and activity ideas to...

MOOC Camp

MOOC Camp are facilitated discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs), Open Courseware, and other free online courses. They are hosted at U.S. Embassies, Consulates, American Spaces, and other public spaces around the world. Facilitated discussions are led by alumni who have participated in U.S. government exchange programs, such as the Fulbright program, and U.S. Embassy staff, who...

International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) Catalog

Catalog of all workshops and resources provided by an Asia Society Center for Global Education initiative, the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) is a professional community of a growing number of K-12 schools around the United States. ISSN schools integrate global education across the curriculum through a unique combination of professional development, globally focused curriculum...

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Global Education and Equitable Preparation: An Educator's Digest

9 in 10 students recognize that jobs are becoming increasingly international and believe they will be stronger employees with better understanding of different cultures. The 21st Century student will sell to the world, buy from the world, compete with people from other countries, collaborate with people all over the world, and solve global problems. Equipping students to compete globally is...

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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing learning in various subjects through collaborative technologies. In addition to offering schools and teachers content resources and consulting to improve learning through collaboration, the site also allows teachers to search for local and global collaborative projects in and outside of the U.S.A...

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Teacher's Guide to Online Collaboration and Global Projects

The iEARN Teacher’s Guide to Online Collaboration & Global Projects is a resource designed to guide educators through the steps of planning and conducting an online, collaborative project with classrooms around the world.   This online guide includes nine modules to help teachers plan and develop an iEARN project.  Each module includes reflection activities to develop a project plan and...

Global Education Series - Films and Lesson Plans

Journeys in Film has selected quality, age-appropriate documentaries and foreign films which offer windows into our world, to the unique traditions, societies, values and humor of various countries, cultures, and even sub-cultures within our own country. The films not only transport students beyond borders and boundaries; they move beyond lectures and textbooks to provide insight, transform...

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Virtual Exchange Definition

What is Virtual Exchange? Virtual exchanges are technology-enabled, sustained, people-to-people education programs. Developed over the past 30 years from experience in the field of educational exchange and study abroad – and evolving rapidly with the explosive growth in new media technologies and platforms – virtual exchanges have been integrated at all levels of education from...

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Empatico

Empatico introduces your students to the world, no passport needed. Match with another classroom. Discover standards-based content. Connect in real time. Connect your students to classrooms around the world using seamless video conferencing technology. Connect your classroom in just six steps. 1. Select your activities 2. Indicate your weekly availability 3. Meet your matched teacher 4...

World's Largest Lesson

In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. The World's Largest Lesson is an initiative to teach children all over the world about the Sustainable Development Goals and encourage them as "Goal Champions" to...

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Simulations for Education: The ICONS Project

Simulations for Education: The ICONS Project advances learning by designing and delivering dynamic role-play simulations for students and educators worldwide.   Our Instructor Tools include:  Faculty Area: A place for you to access facilitator guides, instructional resources, and roster management tools for your simulation (password required).  Simulation Stories: Read interviews and...

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AFS-USA Teacher's Toolbox

Free lesson plans and digital resources for teaching Global Competency in your classroom. Topics cover: Human Rights, Cultural Studies, Global Awareness, STEM Education, Social Activism, and Intercultural Learning.

Learning Studios Teacher Guide & Project Library

In the Learning Studio program, learners define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them. Leveraging powerful technology, students engage in activities and projects that expose them to skills and concepts such as design thinking, three dimensional design, and social entrepreneurship. All educators can access the Teacher Guide & Project Library, which provides...

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Global Glimpse Workshops

Global Glimpse is a two year program that combines after school workshops and weekend summits with immersive international travel. Our innovative model helps high school students from all backgrounds build leadership skills and a global perspective. 100% of donor and foundation support goes to fund organizational growth and scholarships for low-income youth on Global Glimpse programs. After...

CAPspace Global Organization and Network

CAPspace (Collaborations Around the Planet) is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing. Register and login to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative videoconference (H.323 and H.320) projects. Create and advertise your own collaborative videoconference projects to educators around the world. CAPspace also provides registration for collaborative events and...

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Curricula and Webcast Series

Leverage our GNG educational resources to promote empathy, awareness, and action in your classroom today. Webcast Series Our webcasts are designed for classrooms and individuals to join conversations on some of today's most pressing issues with a global perspective. The best part is that we are able to record these conversations which allows you to take advantage of these incredible...

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Virtual Reality Toolkit and Library Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Toolkit and Library Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that allows one to interact with immersive alternate realities. It can transport you to the beaches in the Maldives, on a science expedition in the Arctic, or into the middle of a refugee camp. Through using a VR headset, like a Google Cardboard or Oculus, the viewer can place participants inside of a three-dimensional...

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Global Oneness Project Stories and Lesson Plans

They house a rich library of free multimedia stories comprised of our award-winning films, photo essays, and articles, accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers. Their curriculum, available in both English and Spanish, is aligned to National and Common Core Standards and contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning. They aim to connect, through stories, the local human experience to...

Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading experts in global education - Teachers College, Columbia University; World Savvy, and Asia Society - the GCC program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their...