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NC Public Schools Resources

State Resource Partners

  • Education Ministry of Spain: The NC State Board of Education and the Education Ministry of Spain have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. The Ministry provides educational support in Spanish language and culture to the K12 public schools of NC and exchange opportunities for post-secondary students and teachers.
  • Go Global NC: As globalization plays an increasing role in North Carolina, the goal of the Center is to develop leaders who understand how to work with the rest of the world.
  • Global Heat Map : Click on any of the state's 100 counties for a snapshot of global demographic, education and economic data. Powered by SAS.
  • Participate: Professional Development and Curriculum, World Language programs and services, and information about the Global Schools Network.
  • The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) is an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, the Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and together with approximately 100 other such World Affairs Councils and affiliates across the country, their mission focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.
  • World View : World View is a public service of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This web site is intended to provide educators with information about programs, outreach, and resources focused on 21st Century global education.

National Resources

  • Resources from P21: The P21 definition of global awareness as well as resources that can be used to foster global awareness.
  • Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills: Lessons from the Learning Sciences , (pdf, 2.40mb): A report by the Asia Society that examines the current definitions of 21st century skills and looks at why and how they should be taught.
  • Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World , (pdf, 2.40mb): A resource for educators, administrators, policymakers, community leaders, parents and students on the relevance of global competence in education, as well as clear practical applications demonstrating what global competence looks like in interactions between educators and learners.
  • Global Curricula: A weekly blog by Asia Society on global education trends and resources published in Ed Week.
  • Graduation Performance System (GPS) from Asia Society: Asia Society has developed a series of tools to clarify global competence as demonstrated by students at certain grade levels and within disciplines.
  • International Education Planning Rubric: Developed by the Longview Foundation to help states and districts develop global education strategies.
  • Global Education Conference: A group that exists to connect educators worldwide. They also have a Google + page where they host on-air Google + hangouts frequently.
  • A Model School Focuses on Taking Global Action: John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global awareness curricula. Now they've expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.
  • Mapping The Nation : Released on November 18, 2013 is a new interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators-nearly one million data points- to show that the United States is a truly global nation.
  • Official U.S. Government International Education Week Site
    This is the official site of International Education Week sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This resource includes ideas and free promotional materials for promoting international learning in schools.
  • Peace Corps Coverdell WorldWise Schools
    The Coverdell WorldWise Schools program site, hosted by the Peace Corps, offers lesson plans to help teachers integrate international content into their classrooms. The site also helps teachers connect with past and present Peace Corps volunteers around the world willing to share their first hand experiences international experiences with students.
  • Teachers’ Guide to Online International Collaborative Projects
    This site, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, provides resources on international collaborative learning using the Internet. Sample projects, planning resources, and links to organizations that facilitate international collaboration between students are provided.
  • iEARN-USA :iEARN-USA, the American affiliate of the International Education and Resource Network, facilitates communication and collaboration between teachers and students around the world, primarily through Web-based projects.

Global Technology Tools

  • Twitter search - #globalclassroom: This hashtag shows tweets that are related to the global classroom.
  • Twitter search - #globaled: This hashtag shows tweets that are related to global education.
  • 7 Billion from National Geographic: A year-long publication series that discusses the world's population.
  • 360 Cities: This site allows you to view cities and landmarks around the world (including Mars!) with a 360 view. On a tablet, you can move the tablet for different views.
  • 30 Free Web 2.0 Tools: A description, links, video tutorial, and classroom ideas for 30 free web 2.0 tools that can be used to help infuse global awareness into teaching learning.
  • 100 People: A global education toolbox that looks at what the world would be like if there were 100 people.
  • How to Connect Your Students GloballyKim Cofino blog post where she discusses six social networks for globalization in her "Window Shopping" section.

The tools listed have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined on this site.

Questions and comments should be directed to Global Education