Are you a middle or high school educator who is passionate about bringing the world into your classroom? Do you want to connect your students to peers, providing opportunities for them to work together and inspiring them to take action to change their local and global communities?
If so, apply for GNG’s 2014-2015 virtual exchange programs! We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until August 1st. All programs are offered free of charge. Below you will find an overview of the various programs offered during the 2014-2015 school year and the information you will need to apply:
1. Start by downloading the sample GNG application word document. You will not be able to save the online application once you have started, thus review the information requested.
2. Fill out the official online application!
SUMMARY OF GNG’S PROGRAMS
All GNG programs connect students and educators from two or more countries through a project-based curriculum, social networks, interactive videoconferencing, and/or webcasts to build cultural awareness and global citizenship. Additionally, all programs include Educator Professional Development (PD) on topics such as fostering 21st century skills, incorporating technology into the classroom, facilitating cross cultural dialogue, and building educational partnerships. PD sessions are generally conducted virtually for participating educators. In certain circumstances, in-person PD may be offered.
GNG offers interactive programs in two thematic tracks:
When filling out the GNG 2014-2015 application, you will be asked to select one of the two tracks. Each of these tracks includes multiple programs of various lengths (year-long, semester-long, and short-term), connecting different geographic regions of the world.
Civic Engagement programs cover topics such as cultural exchange, media literacy, human rights, and social change.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs cover topics such as global climate change, sustainable energy, and environmental action.
Click on the links above for more information about either track.
GNG programs are aligned with the following US national educational skills and standards (please refer to the following links for more information).
For information about alignment to other national and international educational standards, please contact email@example.com