This resources page provides information for teachers to utilize in building their global awareness competency.

Assessing 21st-Century Skills and Competencies Around the World | Global Cities Education Network | Asia Society 16 Apr 14
How do teachers assess things like creativity and collaboration, or cross-cultural skills? Our new report, Measuring 21st Century Competencies, focuses on just that question. The report grew out of the Global Cities Education Network, which is comprised of urban school systems working together on overcoming common education challenges. The participating cities are Denver, Hong Kong, Houston, Lexington, Melbourne, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toronto
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Curriculum 21 : Global awareness competency resource from Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Deeper Learning Through a Global Lens: An informational video by Teaching Channel.org that highlights great examples and benefits of Global Education by documenting the Denver Center for International Studies.

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

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.

Global SchoolNet: produces customized interactive, collaborative content; develops new online tools; provides consulting services and professional development to schools, universities, businesses and government organizations; and makes keynote conference presentations that excite, inform and inspire.

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.

How to Connect Your Students Globally: Kim Cofino blog post where she discusses six social networks for globalization in her "Window Shopping" section.

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.

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.

TeachUnicef : TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of global education teacher resources designed and collected by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents. The units, lesson plans, stories, videos and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to poverty and water and sanitation.


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.