This website was designed as part of my participation in the Teachers for Global Classrooms program.
The focus of TGC is for teachers to study and implement broader ways of integrating global education in secondary classrooms. The program, courses, and travel is all funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board).
Global education is a vital part of any student’s preK-12 education program and this site provides resources, materials, and experiences to support teachers and students on their global journeys in and outside of the classroom.
We live in an increasingly globalized world and students need a variety of opportunities to develop and practice global competencies at all grade levels and in all content areas. The more we learn, think, and understand how other people in other cultures in other parts of the world live and work the better equipped we will be in addressing conflict and controversy. According to The Asia Society’s Book, Educating for Global Competence, “Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.” If each person can add one drop in the bucket of an issue of global importance to him or her, the bucket will quickly fill, and change will happen.
This blog is not an official U.S. Department of State blog. The views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, IREX, or the U.S. Department of State.