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The future of education is the global classroom

Our Global Design Projects bring students from around the world together to discuss world issues like how the food we eat or the clothes we wear impacts climate change. And then, with the help of experts they design and implement local solutions like making their cafeteria food healthier for students and the planet, campaigns to reduce waste in their homes or a sustainable fashion line. Finally, they share their projects with students around the world to learn from one another.

Our Global Classroom Projects

We bring students together from around the globe.

They study a pressing world issue with experts pioneering innovation in their field.

Then, they invent a local community solution for the issue and pitch it to investors

Project 1: Improve the Life of Captive Animals (March 2022) ​

Project 2: Eat to Solve Global Warming (March 2022) ​

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  • Projects last 12 weeks
  • Materials for teachers and students are provided and can be adapted to meet local curriculum guidelines.
  • Students and teachers meet their Global Student Partners online every two weeks on Zoom.
  • Students and teachers meet with Topic Experts online once a month.
  • During the 12 weeks, students and teachers design a simple project based on the materials and conversations with students and experts to launch in their community.
Countries
Students and Teachers
Global Meetups

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Our projects matter because they encourage:

reading
Joy of learning
collaboration
Collaboration
creativity
Creation
Media literacy

EDC Director

Courtney Nicolaides

 

These Global Design Projects are the manifestation of everything I hope for in education. I hope they unite and inspire young people around the world to be proactive members of their communities and global citizens. I hope they bridge the rift between the classroom and the outside world as teachers and experts dialogue about new perspectives on the content we teach and students apply their interdisciplinary knowledge to solve real world problems. I hope they help students develop leadership and confidence and project management skills and help them realize their own unique potential. I wish this for all the students of the world as I wish it for my own child, the light of my life, Catherine Grace.

Our Field Experts

Expert
Animal Enrichment Experts
Armando
Armando
Pig Farmer
Beate
Beate
Environmental
Sustainability
Brician Pig technician
Brician
Farrowing Pig Technician
Catalina
Catalina
Biologist Expert in
Migratory Birds
Cristian
Cristian
Green Energy Expert
Janet: Entomologist
Janet
Entomologist
Juan: Professional Fisherman and Shrimp Farmer
Juan
Professional Fisherman
and Shrimp Farmer
Juan: Wild Animal Veterinarian
Juan
Wild Animal Veterinarian
Peter
Peter
Biodigester Construction Expert
Roberto
Roberto
Cattle Farmer
Rosario: Zoo Veterinarian and Nutritionist
Rosario
Zoo Veterinarian and Nutritionist
Soi Dog: Animal Welfare Agency
Soi Dog
Animal Welfare Agency
Armando: Professional Pig Farmer
Will
Community Farmer and Chef
Ximena: Healthy Planet, Healthy Food Author
Ximena
Healthy Planet, Healthy Food Author

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