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+-The Global Classroom Initiative

The Global Classroom Initiative (GCI) is an initiative of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that encourages young Canadians to become informed and involved global citizens. The GCI financially supports projects that develop and deliver effective school-based global education resources and activities. The site contains a number of related links for educators interested in global education. The CIDA web site also features the Global Classroom Resource Centre which brings together global education resources and Canadian educators. There are 18 new lesson plans on the Global Classroom website, for both elementary and secondary grades, as well as a new section on methodologies. The Global Classroom project was launched in 2003 by the BC Teachers Federation and CIDA.

+-Global Classroom/World Affairs Council

Global Classroom extends the World Affairs Council’s message of global engagement to k-12 classrooms by providing curricular resources, professional development programs for teachers, and leadership activities for high school students.

+-Global Communities, Local Classrooms

Global Communities, Local Classrooms is produced by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation Global citizenship Working Group - Teacher’s resources for global education.

+-Global Dimension

Global Dimension is on online guide for teaching resources which support global, intercultural and environmental understanding for all age groups and subjects.

+-Global Education Checklist for Teachers, Schools, School Systems and State Education Agencies

The Global Education Checklist for Teachers, Schools, School Systems and State Education Agencies is a document that should be read and internalized by all who would attempt to implement a program of global education in their classrooms and/or schools. It clearly lays out all the issues and actions that need to be taken in order to develop global education programs. This is one of the Occasional Papers from the American Forum for Global Education entitled Issues in Global Education that are recommended for reading by everyone interested in the field.

+-Global Education: Department of Political Science Youngstown University

The Global Education Program (GEP), part of the Department of Political Science at Youngstown University, works to serve the global education needs of areas students by developing extracurricular programs for Middle School, High School, and College students of Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. In particular, GEP sponsors programs with YSU’s Peace & Conflict Resolution program, YSU’s International Studies Center and the Youngstown Chapter of United Nations Association (including Model UN).

+-Global Education Lab

The purpose of the Global Education Lab is to provide teachers with links to hundreds of on-line global education resources, games, and simulations.

+-Global Education Motivators

Global Education Motivators provides global education resources and connections so that teachers can begin, deepen, and enrich global education programs for their students.

+-Global Education Network

Supported by the Canadian International Development Agency, the Global Education Network consists of teachers, students and members of the community at large who believe that as citizens of the world we have responsibilities toward our global community; and that a global education approach prepares students to be globally aware and more inclined to take responsible action to change their world for the good of all. The site has links to nearly 200 organizations that provide teaching and learning resources to teachers and students in five categories: alternative media, development, environment, human rights, peace and justice.

+-Global Education Wiki

The global history and geography core curriculum is based on the five social studies standards,
The Global Education Wiki is designed to help students explore significant world-scale history cases for change. It requires students to ask probing questions and make global connections or linkages.

+-Global Gateway / British Council Schools Online

Global Gateway is a database for schools and colleges, looking for partners anywhere on the planet to develop international education projects.

+-Globalization 101

A program of the non-profit Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Globalization 101 combines research and analysis of the interaction of international politics, economics, technology and culture in an impartial and objective manner that helps students understand these forces that are shaping their lives. The site has five main sections: (1) Issue Briefs which are discussions of policy issues raised by globalization; (2) News Analyses of recent events related to globalization; (3) Ask the Experts which contains interviews of CSIS experts; (4) For Teachers which contains lesson plans geared to high school students, as well as guides to the site’s fit with state education standards; and (5) Useful Links to other sites with resources for students and teachers related to the issue of globalization.

+-Global Kids

Global Kids, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to preparing urban youth to become global citizens and community leaders. GK's programs educate young people about critical international and public policy issues and promote their engagement in civic life, democracy, and the policy decision-making process. Along with the school-based academic and leadership programs, GK offers special projects and activities for youth and educators, including: the Human Rights Activist Project in which youth organize their peers and rally support for immigrant rights; the Annual Youth Conference which brings over 600 youth together to examine critical international issues; the Online Leadership Program which engages youth in current events and public policy issues using the internet and technology; Undesirable Elements, which involves youth in the creation of a theatre piece that examines identity and history; and Professional Development Services which train educators and youth workers on the use of youth development and global education practices.

+-Global Studies Foundation

The Global Studies Foundation (GSF) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization promoting international awareness and education in the US through scientific research, outreach programs, and grants for faculty, students, and institutions. Current initiatives include placing globes in elementary classrooms, expanding travel grants for faculty and students, orchestrating after-school enrichment programs in foreign languages and geography, and explicitly defining "global literacy" - the knowledge, skills, and perspectives that best prime young people for professional success and more responsible civic engagement.

+-Global Studies Program, University of Wisconsin

The Global Studies Program (GSP) at the University of Wisconsin is a research training and outreach program that fosters critical thinking across regional and disciplinary boundaries to better understand a complex, ever-changing world. GSP is the cross-regional, international partner of seven area studies centers housed administratively in the International Institute. In addition to services to the University, GSP reaches out to the K-12 community, preparing students in the field of education to integrate international content in their classrooms, as well as assisting teachers to incorporate global issues in their curricula.

+-Global SchoolNet Foundation

“Linking Kids around the World” is the motto displayed on the Global SchoolNet Foundation site. The resources and information on the site enable teachers, students and others to connect with classroom teachers and students around the world, join existing global education projects, or develop their own global education projects. GSN’s free membership program provides project-based learning support materials, resources, activities, lessons and special offers from Global SchoolNet partners.

+-Global Sources Education

Global Source supports elementary and secondary education through teacher education programs, curriculum development, research and consultation. Global Source projects address a wide array of topics from the study of globalization to the study of Tibet, global events such as the WTO in Seattle and tragedy of September 11, 2001, and school issues such as refugee education development. The website describes materials and services available from Global Source.

+-Global Washington

Global Washington: This initiative in Washington State has been gathering resources for global education. Their work to-date is listed here.

+-Grassroots International

Grassroots International promotes global justice through partnerships with social change organizations. It works to advance political, economic and social rights and supports development alternatives through grant making, education and advocacy. It provides cash grants to partners in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 1983, Grassroots has disbursed more that $20 million to its partner organizations and campaigned for their positions on equality, development, independence and self-reliance. Many publications about development issues are available on the web site for preview and downloading by teachers and students.

+-Institute for Global Studies, University of Wisconsin System

The University of Wisconsin Institute of Global Studies is a collaborative initiative involving all University of Wisconsin institutions and other state, national and international partners. The mission is to globalize the exchange of ideas and to respond to the international education needs of the students, citizens, government and businesses of Wisconsin. The Institute sponsors conferences and summer institutes for K-12 educators on relevant topics and has online learning modules addressing global issues.

+-International Baccalaureate Organization

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. Currently, there are more than 500 IBO schools in over 60 countries.

+-The International Cultural Center

The International Cultural Center K-12 Global Education Outreach program at Texas Tech University provides a curriculum incorporating international interdisciplinary experiences.

+-International Education and Resource Network

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is a global education network made up of over 20,000 schools in over 100 countries. It has pioneered online school linkages that enable students to engage in educational and service-learning projects with peers in their own countries and around the world. Approximately 750,000 to 1,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative projects worldwide. iEARN is the world’s largest K-12 project-based, Internet-supported learning network in the world. In addition to Internet projects, it sponsors exchanges, conferences and a professional development program. It provides a safe and nurturing environment for educators and students to meet, exchange ideas, and collaborate on curriculum-integrated projects designed to make a difference in the world.

+-International Education Consortium

The International Education Consortium (IEC) is a program of the Cooperating School Districts, an agency serving 49 school districts in the eastern half of Missouri. The mission of IEC is to provide professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers of the humanities (history, language arts, foreign languages, and the arts) with an international and multicultural focus. An IEC emphasis is the provision of a variety of opportunities for teachers in China and Japan. This program includes year-long seminars, curriculum development and travel to East Asia.

+-International Education Washington

The Washington State Coalition for International Education is an affiliation of individuals and organizations committed to preparing all students for today’s interconnected world. It has as its goals the integration of international perspectives into the P-20 educational curricula; the expansion of world language education, with an emphasis on early childhood education and improving second language proficiency; and the encouragement of all forms of international exchange. The Coalition has worked on defining international education and has developed an online directory of local, national and international organizations that provide resources and information for those interested in internationalizing curricula.

+-International Global Citizen’s Award

The International Global Citizen’s Award encourages young people (11-18 years) to become better global citizens and recognizes when they do so. Centers in 13 countries are currently taking part and more than 900 students have received the Award.

+-The International Studies Education Project

The International Studies Education Project (ISTEP) publishes a newsletter twice each year on teaching about Mexico, produces curriculum materials about Mexico, and features annotated links to print and multimedia instructional materials on Mexico. It operates a lending library of instructional materials available to teachers throughout San Diego County.  The Intercultural Ambassadors program trains selected San Diego State undergraduate international students to make multiple visits to K-12 classrooms of ISTEP affiliated teachers. Other initiatives have to do with human rights and dispelling stereotypes of Islam. ISTEP is part of the California International Studies (CISP) network.

+-Kentucky Institute for International Studies

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) is a consortium of Kentucky colleges and universities committed to the promotion of international perspectives through a variety of programs targeted mostly at tertiary level faculty and students. KIIS does sponsor programs abroad for teacher groups from the K-12 sector.

+-LATTICE

LATTICE stands for Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education. Participants from 54 countries work together with K-12 teachers and administrators in Michigan to heighten their awareness and understanding of global issues and diversity. It is a partnership between various units at Michigan State University, and local school districts. The core activity is the convening of study groups made up of teachers, administrators, university students and faculty. Study groups commit to regular, long-term, thoughtful study and dialog. The project has a number of spin-offs, including the development and provision of teaching resources, a book club, study trips and the creation of study groups at campuses other than Michigan State.
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