To The First GEDB Completer:Spring 2016
Brenda Todd with Union County Public Schools, Elementary Multi-disciplinary


Education Week Article May 2017: North Carolina Teacher Make Virtual Global Connections: Q&A
Click here for NCDPI News Release November 2016
And Congratulations to The Following Educators that have completed the process and have earned their Global Educator Digital Badges. North Carolina Public School Educators can locate the Capstone Projects by these designees in the Home Base State Resources by Searching for "GEDB" .

Fall 2016
Shelley Armour : Edgecombe County Schools : High School Career Technical Education
Christina Hartzell :Cabarrus County Schools :Elementary English Language Arts
Julie Johnson: Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Multi-disciplinary

Spring 2017
Michelle Allen : Cabarrus County Schools : Elementary Social Studies
Caroline Bethea-Brown : Haywood County Schools : High School Social Studies
Lindsey Chavis-Turner : Cabarrus County Schools : Elementary English Language Arts/Science
Julie Glaser : Cabarrus County Schools : Elementary ESL
Karie Gregory: Buncombe County Schools: Elementary ESL
Ashley Harris : Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Mathematics
Victoria James: Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Multi-disciplinary
Sara Kull : Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Multi-disciplinary
Kimm Murfitt : Cabarrus County Schools : Middle School English Language Arts
Delana Parker: Buncombe County Schools : Elementary ESL/Social Studies
Erin Plummer: Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Mathematics
Kate Quiqley : Cabarrus County Schools : Elementary English Language Arts
Amye Smereka : Cabarrus County Schools: Elementary Social Studies
Tsianinia Tovar: Buncombe County Schools : Elementary ESL

In September 2011, the North Carolina State Board of Education formed a Task Force on Global Education to assess the state's effort to produce globally competitive graduates ready to live, work and contribute in an interconnected world. Based on its findings, the Task Force made a number of recommendations that would help to ensure that public school students are well prepared.

One opportunity coming out of the Global Education Task Force work was the creation of criteria and a process for teachers to earn a Global Educator Digital Badge. In September 2014, NCDPI staff presented to the Board a framework in which a candidate for the Global Educator Digital Badge would work with his or her principal to create a professional development plan focused on embedding global education in instruction. Candidates for the badge would be required to complete 100 hours or 10 CEUs of global educational professional development and meet a Capstone Project requirement within two years (including acceptance into Home Base as a statewide resource). Upon completion of the requirements, a digital badge would be issued to the teacher at the state level and the designation would be documented in the teacher's Home Base Educator's Professional Development Profile.

The State Board of Education approved the Global Educator Digital Badge for Teachers policy at the October 2, 2014, Board meeting. At the October 2015 Board meeting a revised policy including additional public school educator categories was approved.

What is a Badge?
This short video will provide you with an overview of the digital badge concept.

FAQs regarding the GEDB process
(pdf, 600kb)

Global Educator Digital Badge SBE Policy

GEDB Implementation Guide

Memorandum of Agreement Form
Form to be completed by candidate for GEDB, the supervising administrator and the district liason when documented plan or goals and strategies is completed. This form must be sent to NCDPI contact listed on the form to be officially enrolled in the process. (Download the form as a Word document once you have clicked on the link in the document title)

April 2016 Webinar on Global Educator Digital Badge
This webinar provides a background on the development of the GEDB, connections to the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness System of Evaulation, and the process steps for attainment of the GEDB.

GEDB Capstone Project Information and Resources
This page will provide helps and resources on completing your Capstone Project.