Global Classroom Project

Global Classroom Project Teacher

Grade(s): 11 and 12

Partner Country: Columbia

Content Focus:  Global Issues - The students will be able to engage with issues on the local, national, and global level.

Sustainable Development Goal: No poverty (Sustainable Development Goal #1)

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Ethical and Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Paola Aguilar, my team teacher on this project,  is an English Language teacher in Colombia.  She lives in the Amazon region.  Her students are ages 16 to 18 years.  My students are the same age range and my class is an elective Current Affairs Social Studies course.


Global Classroom Project Teacher

Grade(s): 9 - 12

Partner Country: Colombia

Content Focus:  Education and Environment

Sustainable Development Goal: Quality Education (Sustainable Development Goal #4) and Climate Action (Sustainable Development Goal #13)

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker, Collaborator

Partnership Description: We have each chosen around 20 students to participate in our exchange.  It has been challenging to find time to collaborate given our very different schedules.


What is the Global Classroom Project?

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges. 

As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 

Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

FCPS Global Classrooms