These are recommended tools for administrators to develop global awareness capacity with school site administrators and teachers.

SBE Global Task Force Report , (pdf, 729kb): The final report received by the NC State Board of Education in January 2013.

Buncombe County Schools Global Education Site: Buncombe County located in Western North Carolina has established a comprehensive website with mission, vision, resources for the district on Global Education efforts.

Dual Language/Immersion Program Resources and School Listing: Standards, Program Outcome Expectations, Current listing of programs in the state.
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Fostering Global Awareness: NCEES Connections : Materials used during Fall 2013 RESA presentations that focus on the direct correlation between global education and the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.

Global Education Institute: GEI in Chapel Hill, NC offers professional development for administrators and teachers to help prepare them for creating a more globally minded school and district.

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.

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.

Resources from P21: The P21 definition of global awareness as well as resources that can be used to foster global awareness.

These are examples of short film clips, articles and other resources for making the case for global education in your community, classroom, school and district.

Engaging the World: US Global Competence in the 21st Century:A 21st Century Imperative makes the case that U.S. global competence in the 21st century is not a luxury, but a necessity. Whether engaging the world, or our culturally diverse homeland, the United States' future success will rely on the global competence of our people. Global competence must become part of the core mission of education—from K-12 through graduate school.

Building Global Citizens through Deeper Learning: 6-12 grade resource on how infusing global education provides opportunities for not only developing future global citizens, but how this occurs naturally through specific instructional strategies.

Curriculum 21 : Advocacy resource from Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Deeper Learning Through a Global Lens: An informational video by Teaching Channel.org that exemplifies the benefits of Global Education by documenting the Denver Center for International Studies.
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Global Career Information: GOINGLOBAL has information about worldwide employment trends and industry outlooks, as well as articles and advice about careers and internships around the world - including countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The articles often offer information about language skills, communication styles, workplace protocol, and culture.

Mapping the Nation : Asia Society's interactive map shows the international nature of the United States, specifically North Carolina, and illustrates the reason why Global Education is vital to preparing our students for the 21st century workforce.

Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World: Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. shares why global competence is critical for students.


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.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.