George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.

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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.

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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.

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Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

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Project-Based Learning in Colombia

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"School Time" in New Zealand

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Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education

In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant.

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What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like?

Read about the winners of the $1 million Hult Prize, which leverages student innovation to address global issues.

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Girl Rising: Celebrating the Day of the Girl Child

Despite recent improvements, educational equity is still a challenge for U.S. girls and women. Three new films can offer your students a positive global perspective.

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Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages
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Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages

Native English and Spanish speakers come together in Casey Middle's Bilingual Program, tutoring one another as they study core subjects and electives in both languages.

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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Mystery Location Calls: Communicating Across Cultures

In a Mystery Location Call, students practice effective and respectful communication along with their research and deduction skills to locate their partner class on a map.

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The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning

Young people from all over the world are invited to participate as students in Nevada build and launch a stratospheric STEM learning platform.

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Resources and Downloads for Global Competence

Resources on This Page: Global Competence Unit Plans International School Symposium

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Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact
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Teaching Students How to Make Global Impact

The 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.

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A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

Guest blogger Homa Tavangar suggests six kid-friendly foreign films which, when combined with the active viewing method, can entertain children while teaching them about different cultures and the things that we all have in common.

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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.

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Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

In conjunction with two colleagues, guest blogger Merja Paksuniemi, a professor at the University of Lapland, explains how Finland's high standards for teacher education became a significant factor in that country's highly-regarded educational system.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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21st-Century Learning Creates New Roles for Students -- and Parents

Blogger Suzie Boss introduces Edutopia's new free download, "A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning," and talks about new roles available to parents in their children's education.

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