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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Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.

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U.S. Math Scores Fall in Global Rankings

The latest PISA rankings show a decline in U.S. math scores, but experts say that focusing on successes at home may be more important.

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Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.

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Pen Pals 2.0: Can Technology Foster Global Tolerance?

Schools all over the world are using digital tools to help students collaborate and build cultural understanding with distant peers.

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How Are You Helping Your Students Become Global Citizens?

A globally competent student is one who can investigate the world, weigh perspectives, interact with diverse audiences, and take action.

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PBL, Kazakhstan, and Global Success Skills

Kazakhstan's public schools have embraced PBL as part of a strategy for teaching their children the skills they'll need to participate in the global economy.

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In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking

Language classes often don't focus on the aspect of learning a language that intrigues students most -- speaking it. We should get students talking more.

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8 Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Teacher travel grants can be the perfect source to fund professional development, service-learning, and study abroad trips. Here are some resources to help teachers apply and some of the best places to look.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

Teaching world language through the interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational modes, Sarah Loyola uses edtech and social media to keep it authentic for her students.

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.

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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the PISA tests.

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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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5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

Guest blogger Josh Work reminds us that history is alive and unfolding, and that some of our young students now require full explanations of major events that still loom large in our adult memories.

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