If you are new to Global Scholars and would like to learn more about enrollment, please contact us. Limited space is available for public school districts worldwide. We ask current Global Scholars schools to return their application form by May 11.
Global Scholars is operated by Global Cities Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies. There are no fees for participation.
How an International e-Classroom Inspires Tech Learning
Digital skills and cross-cultural savvy—today's middle school students need both to become tomorrow's global citizens. Educators using the international digital exchange program Global Scholars—and one inventor—came together in New York City to discuss the benefits of connecting 10,000 students ages 10-13 through a global e-classroom.
"Equip students to be adaptable" The way we approach it—and I think it’s in line with the Global Scholars program—is, we want to equip students to be problem-solvers, to be critical thinkers so that they can themselves invent the world they want to live in and be adaptable to whatever comes their way. We can help them become collaborative creators.
Founder and CEO
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The most important aspect of Global Scholars—at least the one that I value the most—is motivation. They are sharing their knowledge with students the same age. They use their knowledge of other subjects in a really practical and meaningful way. The students know that the products that they make will not stay inside the classroom but will be seen by a lot of people.
Xavier Cortina Educator
Institut Vall de Llemena, Girona, Spain
Giving Teachers Credit
Classroom teachers worldwide can now earn one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for their participation in Global Scholars professional development, thanks to a partnership between Global Cities, Inc. and National University. The credit recognizes their progress in critical areas of pedagogy, such as teaching critical thinking and project-based learning, and in integrating technology into the classroom.
All Global Scholars teachers participate in five live, virtual professional development sessions during the program year, in addition to virtual reflection sessions and optional trainings on video editing and other tech skills. In order to receive the CEU, teachers must submit evidence of the year's work, such as sample curriculum plans integrating Global Scholars, as well as a videotaped classroom session and a written observation of student outcomes in areas such as cultural competence, critical thinking, and digital literacy.
Barcelona students invented "stair suckers" for Unit 3 of this year's curriculum, Digital Cities Connect. They explained: "This product is useful at our school because children won't slip when it rains. Could you use this invention at your school?"
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Hello from Petropavlovsk!
Students at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan made this video to introduce themselves and their school to their international peers, pointing out that there is more to Global Scholars than schoolwork.