George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Hands clapping in a large group of people

Students Aren't Waiting to Improve Their World

How can teachers support students in their efforts to make a difference? Here are three trends worth watching -- and joining.

Global Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for ways to help students appreciate cultural diversity, build awareness about global issues, and develop global competence? Explore these resources for ideas on bringing global dimensions into the classroom.

Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.

Graphic of passport labeled "Earthling."

Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

Looking for resources to foster students’ global competence and develop global citizen leaders? This playlist of videos and other resources provides ideas and inspiration.

Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

Discuss

Browse

Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza
video

Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza

An active participant in New York City's Global Kids organization, Nafiza explores international issues through gaming and virtual worlds.

2 21 2,583 views
Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
video

Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

1 24 5,636 views
Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
video

Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

38 283 11,039 views
Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan
video

Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan

Through his Green Your Lives initiative and a ThinkQuest Web site collaboration, this 13-year-old shows us how he uses tech to improve his community and the world.

1 939 views
Web-Design Competition Sparks International Collaboration
video

Web-Design Competition Sparks Collaboration

Students ages 9-19 from around the globe work in teams and communicate via Web 2.0 technologies to build educational Web sites for the ThinkQuest contest.

2 2,114 views
The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics
video

The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics

Eleventh-grade biotechnology students use DNA barcoding to help save endangered African wildlife.

26 9,160 views
Article

Creative Thinking, Part Two: China Imports Project-Based Learning to Promote Imagination

The future will belong to those capable of producing ideas.

8 1 728 views

Pages

Seven students are standing on a stage with one microphone and a large projector behind them. They're smiling and presenting to a crowd.
Article

Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge

See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.

1 580 1,409 views
Article

Flat Stanley Goes Mobile: Fresh Start for Popular Global Ed Project

Blogger Suzie Boss describes the new version of New Flat Stanley -- a free phone app that lets you drop your custom-made flat person into a picture.

1 60 1,409 views
Article

Deeper Learning: The Coaching Model

In the third blog of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Brandon Wiley, director of the International Studies School Network, describes the SAGE strategy used to coach teachers towards practicing deeper learning.

1 112 1,409 views
article

Students Explore Storytelling with a Real-Life Adventurer

Bounding from far-flung expeditions to public school classrooms, Peter Lourie shows students how to write with verve and detail.

1 7 1,409 views
Article

The Berkeley World Language Project Connects on G+

Google+ seems like a natural social medium for world language educators to learn together, support each other, and connect globally with resources.

158 1,174 views
Article

Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression for Indigenous Youth

Guest blogger Donna DeGennaro, director and founder of Unlocking Silent Histories, describes the experience of introducing indigenous youth in Guatemala to the art of documentary filmmaking and watching them find their voices.

123 1,174 views
Article

Why I Became a Connected Educator

Don Doehla, co-director of UC Berkeley's East Bay World Language Project and facilitator of Edutopia's World Languages Group, shares the circumstances that led him to become a connected educator.

4 163 1,174 views

Pages