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  • WE NEED YOUR THUMBS UP!

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  • Creating global minds, cultural competency through high-tech classroom connections

    An hour before school on a recent morning, 10 students in Randy Barrette’s World Cultures class at Menifee County High School sat in front of big-screen TV. More than 7,100 miles away in Kabul, A...

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  • Yearlong Global Nomads Group Program reaps conversation, collaboration and real world skills

    For three years Randy Barrette, Spanish and world culture teacher at Menifee County High school has taught a Global Citizens in Action class....

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  • New Orleans high school students traveling to Jordan for climate-change project

    At 8 a.m. on their first day of summer vacation, these students had gathered at Sci High to videoconference with a roomful of teenagers 6,800 miles away in Jordan. This month, they will meet their ...

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  • When Education Comes Alive

    When Education Comes Alive In this guest column for EdTech Digest, Alline Kabbatende recalls her time with GNG's Rwanda Alive program as "reinventing education to make it fun, life-changing — an...

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  • GLOBAL NOMADS GROUP ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 PROGRAMS

    Deadline to Apply is May 30, 2014 Participation in GNG programs, which is open to students in middle school and high school, is free of charge. The application process is competitive. Criteria in...

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  • Stivers grads revisit Rwandan survivors

    The Global Nomad Group in New York City, which sponsored the 2004 Rwandan Project, hosted a reunion April 4-6 at its headquarters. Boddie-Treece and four of her former students attended and were ab...

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  • Qatari, American students share views on Earth Day

    This Earth Day, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to connecting cultures and advancing global citizenship through education, is co-hostin...

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  • Qatar Foundation International and Global Nomads Group Host ‘Road to Doha’ Webcast on Earth Day

    This Earth Day, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization, is co-hosting a global, cross-cultural webcast with the Global Nomads Group (GNG) of New York. ...

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  • Eye On Education: Local Students Connect With Afghan Girls

    Learning starts long before classes begin at Sharon Middle School. Some students get up early for a club called “Girls Learn International.” These local students connect with girls in a war-tor...

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  • Ten Years Later, Teens from Historic Rwanda Videoconference Meet in Person in NYC

    “The video conference was the beginning of a journey of learning to look at different cultures and people through a lens of love (not mere tolerance) and appreciation for diversity. Events ALL OV...

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  • Creating a Global Classroom

    By the time today's toddlers join the workforce, the ability to work globally and cross-culturally will be mandatory -- not just the "nice to have" it was years ago. But are our teachers prepared t...

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  • Wendy Kopp: “What Will It Take To Succeed in the Global Education Age?”

    Today, our workforce and economy are global, and our approach to education must be too. At first, it seems daunting. Suddenly, we’re responsible for preparing our students not just to work with t...

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  • The Real eHarmony

    When 2013 began, there was still smoldering controversy over the Innocence of Muslims movie "trailer" that had gone viral, sparking riots across the Middle East that left 50 dead and reportedly fue...

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  • Girls Rising in the Classroom

    Imagine: You are 14-year-old girl living in Chakouri, a remote hill station in the Pithoragarh district, an area in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. You wake to a view of mountains—the ...

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  • Connected Classrooms: A Conversation about Gun Violence

    At the one-year commemoration of the Sandy Hook tragedy, GNG is hosting a global conversation on gun violence. We will speak with youth (ages 14-18) from Pakistan, Somalia, and the U.S. as they sh...

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  • Google Takes One Giant Leap in Building the Connected Classroom

    As our students prepare to graduate into an exponentially changing economy, there's one skill that often goes unchecked in the development of Common Core curriculum: the ability to think, act and c...

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  • One Million Bones on the National Mall: A Global Movement for Connectedness, Collective Action

    On a humid Saturday, June 8th, one million bones created by students, educators, artists and activists were laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a visual petition to end genocide and ma...

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  • Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps

    US Educators: Apply now for Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps is a nine-month STEAM virtual exchange program, whose centerpiece is an in-person 8-day technology camp in Amman, Jordan...

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  • GNG and QFI will be presenting our Global Science Collaboration at the 2014 SXSWedu Conference!

    It's official! Global Nomads Group (GNG) and Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will be presenting their panel, “Global Science Collaborations:Brazil, Qatar, US” at SXSWedu. The Global Connec...

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  • APPLY NOW! Applications Due Friday, October 11, 2013 for New Virtual Exchange Opportunities

    US - Pakistan: GCA Yearlong Program Global Citizens in Action (GCA) is a civic engagement program that connects students and educators in Central and South Asia and the US through a dynami...

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  • Gulf Times: Training Workshop in Partnership and Building Skills

    Translation from Arabic: The Supreme Education Council (SEC) in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation International held a workshop on professional development for educators of the State of Qata...

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  • Vote for my Session Idea at SXSW Edu

    Think of one current event that affects you and every other person in the world.
    Now think of one current event that affects you, and every other person AND living thing in the world.

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  • The Global-Learning Twitterati

    Literati, derived from Latin, means "acquainted with letters." In historical times, it referred a well-educated class who held an elite status in society.

    Twitterati are well acquainted...

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  • Connecting Continents: Join a Google+ Hangout with First Lady Michelle Obama from South Africa

    This week, the First Lady is joining President Obama on an official visit to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. During the trip, Mrs. Obama will meet with young people across the continent and hi...

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  • QEC students attend global warming meet

    As part of Road to Doha project, students of Qatar Educational Complex (QEC) for Girls participated in Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) with their peers in Brazil and the US and wrote articles ...

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  • LIVE webcast on Saturday for the Students Rebuild: One Million Bones Challenge

    Join us on Saturday, June 8 from 11am-12pm ET for a LIVE webcast from Washington DC. Hear from guest speakers and challenge participants as the one million bones are laid on the National Mall in W...

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  • Apply and Sign Up Now!

    GNG is proud to announce the its programs for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please click in the link below to see the complete list of programs designed to foster cross-cultural dialogue and underst...

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  • Newsmaker: John Tymitz

    John Tymitz of Shadyside is the new board chairman at Global Nomads Group in New York. Tymitz will lead the board of directors at Global Nomads Group for at least one year. The group connects youth...

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  • GNG Welcomes New Chair for its Board of Director

    Global Nomads Group (GNG) welcomes its new Board Chair, Dr. John Tymitz. Dr. Tymitz’s experience leading the Semester at Sea program through the Institute for Shipboard Education, which he co-fou...

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  • Project Voice Reunion: 10 Years Later, Iraqi And US Peers From Historic Videoconferences Meet

    Ten years ago, against all odds and under Saddam Hussien's leadership, Global Nomads Group (GNG) sent a team to Iraq. The goal was to establish a real-time dialogue between teens at Metropolitan Le...

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  • Voices4Change concludes its first mentor workshop at JMI

    Yesterday marked the end of a three day mentor training workshop at Jordan Media Institute JMI, as part of a two year regional project in partnership between Global Nomads Group (GNG) and Transterr...

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  • Announcing Voices4Change project in the MENA region

    Global Nomads Group (GNG) and Trans Terra Media (TTM) are launching the Amplifying Youth Voices for Change (Voices4Change) project in the MENA region. This exciting opportunity will aim to empower ...

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  • Sign Up Now for Students Rebuild: One Million Bones Challenge

    Students Rebuild is calling students all over North America to take stand against ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Through interactive videoconferences, st...

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  • WEBCAST THURSDAY! Trash Travels: How YOUR Garbage Can End Up Across the Globe

    Join GNG for a special webcast, Trash Travels: How YOUR Garbage Can End Up Across the Globe, this Thursday, March 14 from 8am - 9am ET.

    Participants will gain a greater understandin...

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  • Project Voice Reunion: Iraqi and US participants to meet in NYC

    Ten year ago, Global Nomads Group (GNG) sent a team into Iraq twice to enable a real-time dialogue to occur between teens in Connecticut and Iraq.

    Now, ten years later, the two groups wi...

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  • GNG’s Executive Director Selected for New Class of Innovative Leaders Reimagining Public Education

    The Pahara Institute, together with the Aspen Institute, announced today the selection of a new cohort of the highly selective Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program. These 24 accomplished leaders ...

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  • Upcoming Interactive Videoconference with Tamim Ansary, Afghan-American author

    Join Global Citizens in Action for an interactive videoconference with Tamim Ansary, Afghan-American author of “Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan” on Tuesday, Fe...

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  • Passaic Valley students converse in videoconference about immigration

    Passaic Valley High School's (PVHS) Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing class (CITVC) recently participated in a videoconference highlighting immigration in the U.S.
    Schools partic...

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  • QF’s Youth Ambassadors Webcast Climate Debate

    Qatar Foundation International’s Youth Ambassadors for Science and Environment from Brazil, the US and Qatar, in collaboration with the Global Nomads Group (GNG), held the first-ever student-led ...

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  • Arts Academy Partners With School in Qatar

    Students at the Boston Arts Academy (BAA) have some new classmates this year who join them digitally from about 6,500 miles away. Over the past few months, BAA pupils have been videoconferenci...

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  • How Concerned Are You About Climate Change

    After Hurricane Sandy, many asked if climate change were to blame. while scientists are not sure if the storm was caused or made worse by human-induced global warming, they agree that it is clear...

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  • Virtual Exchange

    NBC 10 in Providence, RI featured GNG and QFI's science-based virtual exchange program, "Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science: Road to Doha" on the evening news on Monday, November 26....

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  • Road to Doha Webcast

    Join us on Wednesday, December 5 at 8am ET for the Road to Doha student-led webcast broadcast live from Qatar.
    The UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18, is set to take place in Doha, Qatar i...

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  • Today’s Native Americans Webcast

    Join us online for the Today's Native Americans webcast on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12 noon ET.


    After nearly four hundred years of sharing this land with pilgrims, settlers, and ...

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  • Election Watch Webcast Cancelled

    The Election Watch webcast set to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12 noon ET has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy and the damage in lower Manhattan where GNG's main headquarters...

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  • Apply Now for Youth Talk 2012-2013

    Global Nomads Group is now accepting applications for Youth Talk 2012-2013 virtual exchange program. Youth Talk is a yearlong program that connects students from the United States and the Arab worl...

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  • Bluffton High School seniors embarked on a virtual journey and engage with Congolese youth

    This past school year senior sociology students from Bluffton High School engaged in a face-to-face cross-cultural exchange with youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through a Global...

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  • Global Nomads Group uses Polycom RealPresence video systems

    Global Nomads Group (GNG),non-profit organisation is using video and voice communications systems provider Polycom RealPresence video systems to provide video collaboration for a Students Rebuild p...

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  • Apply Now for Youth LINKS: US-Afghan Virtual Exchange

    Youth LINKS (Youth Leadership through Networking and Knowledge Sharing) offers educators and students in the US and Afghanistan a dynamic educational and collaborative platform to engage in dialogu...

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  • Oakwood Magazine

    For the past five years, Oakwood students have been engaging in complicated and significant conversation with people all over the world, about difficult, sometimes painful social situations and eve...

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  • Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science: The Road to Doha 2012

    We invite your classroom to connect with schools in the Qatar, U.S. and Brazil around a new and exciting

    ...

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  • Afghan and Tampa students are video pen pals

    Freedom High is one of six schools nationwide chosen for the year long program sponsored by the US Embassy in Afghanistan through Global Nomads Group and Youth LINKS....

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  • Eddies hook up with Israel peers

    Now Israel knows about Edwardsburg school budget challenges. Twenty-five sophomore Edwardsburg High School economics students taught by Jeff Kozinski conducted their third videoconference Monday m...

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  • Teens Across the Pacific Gather for Health of the Ocean

    Students from the coastal areas of Busan and Hawaii held a digital video conference to celebrate the opening of the Yeosu Expo and to jointly agree to preserve their marine environments. At 9:00 a....

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  • Webcast: Youth in Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Students Rebuild and Global Nomads Group webcast from Thursday, April 19 is now available for online viewing.

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  • Passaic Valley students discuss human trafficking

    LITTLE FALLS, NEW JERSEY – Students from Passaic Valley High School's (PVHS) Contemporary Issues through Videoconference class revisited the issue of human trafficking. The course, which is taugh...

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  • Freedom High students take virtual visit to Afghanistan

    TAMPA - Walking in someone else's shoes can give you a different perspective. Your judgment might quickly go away, and you might take a second to be more understanding. Wednesday morning student...

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  • CROSSING THE BORDERS OF MISCONCEPTION

    George Washington Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Gage held an iPad 2 up to a video camera Tuesday morning, showing her virtual pen pals in Afghanistan the kind of technology her classmates regular...

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  • GNG honors Senior UN Official

    It was with great privilege that Global Nomads Group had the honor of David Lockwood's support. We are saddened at his passing away and will remember fondly his work with Global Nomads Group. As a ...

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  • Global classroom connects Oregon Episcopal students with school in Kabul

    Students in the International Relations class at Oregon Episcopal School sometimes attend class in the evening because that is when a window opens into another world. The students are videoconfere...

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  • Spring 2012 Programs Have Arrived!

    Global Nomads Group is excited to bring you all new programs surrounding current global issues and important anniversaries. These programs will take you and your students through Southeast Asia to ...

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  • Technology takes Pacific students around globe

    St. Bridget of Kildare School in Pacific is on the eastern edge of Franklin County, a small parish school in a semi-rural area. Yet its 147 students are reaching across the country and across the g...

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  • Connecting Classrooms

    It has been established that technological literacy in the classroom is an increasingly important part of students’ education. Furthermore, many options are now available to schools to increase...

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  • Freedom students participate in national event discussing 9/11

    Tampa- Students in Sean Marcus's mass media classes at Freedom High were just starting elementary school when terrorists attacked the United States 10 years ago....

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  • Jersey high school switches things up in the classroom with Global Nomads Group

    We're all looking for a way to make high school classes a bit more, ahem, FUN. Petitioning to have Jersey Shore become a required course is probably out of the question. However, talking to your pe...

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  • Composite High students reach out to Haiti

    Students at Composite High School had a first-hand look at the effects of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. A Grade 11 social studies class participated in a video conference with Haitian stu...

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  • Students Rebuild Featured at NBC’s Education Nation

    This week in New York, NBC News is hosting Education Nation a conversation about the state of education in America and highlighting the challenges and best practices. Students Rebuild was a part of...

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  • GNG featured on CNN Cambell Brown Show

    Students at Composite High School had a first-hand look at the effects of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. A Grade 11 social studies class participated in a video conference with Haitian stu...

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  • Teenagers from Louisiana, Haiti build bonds of understanding through videoconference

    In the weeks after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Kelsey Brooks watched news reports about the disaster, feeling sympathetic but also somewhat removed as images of devastation flashed across...

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  • Bringing Young People Together by Video

    An American nonprofit organization helps young people around the world to understand important issues -- and each other. The Global Nomads Group organizes educational videoconferences. Students an...

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  • International NGOs Linking Ghana Schools Globally

    As global education prepares young people to understand and interact within a culturally diverse and globally interconnected world, and new technologies placing distant peoples only clicks away, st...

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  • USIP SPECIAL REPORT

    In February 2009, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a daylong conference, “Media as Global Diplomat,” that explored the changing orientation of public diplomacy and the importance of ...

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  • Students taught climate class from Antarctica

    NEW YORK — Global warming was the topic, but one eighth-grader from Harlem posed a question that his teacher could answer with firsthand knowledge: "Would it be easy for a kid to live in Antarcti...

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  • Global Nomads: At-Risk Students Connect with Peers Worldwide

    Take a group of kids -- let's say they're at-risk high school students -- and give them the opportunity to not only participate in but also design and direct a worldwide videoconference with other ...

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