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

Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills: Lessons from the Learning Sciences , (pdf, 2.40mb): A report by the Asia Society that examines the current definitions of 21st century skills and looks at why and how they should be taught.

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World , (pdf, 2.40mb): A resource for educators, administrators, policymakers, community leaders, parents and students on the relevance of global competence in education, as well as clear practical applications demonstrating what global competence looks like in interactions between educators and learners.

Global Curricula: A weekly blog by Asia Society on global education trends and resources published in Ed Week.

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.
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Global Education Conference: A group that exists to connect educators worldwide. They also have a Google + page where they host on-air Google + hangouts frequently.

A Model School Focuses on Taking Global Action: John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global awarene
ss curricula. Now they've expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

Mapping The Nation : Released on November 18, 2013 is a new interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators-nearly one million data points- to show that the United States is a truly global nation.

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.

Peace Corps Coverdell WorldWise Schools
The Coverdell WorldWise Schools program site, hosted by the Peace Corps, offers lesson plans to help teachers integrate international content into their classrooms. The site also helps teachers connect with past and present Peace Corps volunteers around the world willing to share their first hand experiences international experiences with students.

Teachers’ Guide to Online International Collaborative Projects
This site, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, provides resources on international collaborative learning using the Internet. Sample projects, planning resources, and links to organizations that facilitate international collaboration between students are provided.

iEARN-USA :iEARN-USA, the American affiliate of the International Education and Resource Network, facilitates communication and collaboration between teachers and students around the world, primarily through Web-based projects.



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.