Resources on Global Competence

Flying toward global competence

Global competence: what, why, how? Find everything on the subject here, from lesson plans and curricular resources to background reading and reports!

All Resources on Global Competence

A new paper from the Center for Global Education seeks to demonstrate the need for community and technical college administrators and faculty to offer a curriculum with an intentional global education component.
Learn about how you can access all of CGE’s high-quality, global competence content. Now available through a convenient and easy-to-use subscription-based online platform.
Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Global School Design Model, a framework to help ensure that all aspects of the school community are designed to support a global focus.
Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Global Issues Overviews, tools aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that frame globally significant issues in accessible ways.
Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Performance Assessment Shells, instructional unit design tools that provide structure and examples for planning formative tasks, learning activities, and a summative task.
The online courses help educators teach for global competence and meet the growing demand to address the global skills gap.
OECD and the Center for Global Education worked with academics, educators, and stakeholders in the global education field over several years to define global competence for primary and secondary education.
Learn about our work and why global competence is so important.
A new publication by Asia Society and OECD presents a new framework for global competence and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing practices.
We've compiled resources to help you cut through the stereotypes surrounding North Korea and more deeply examine the country, its people, and the complexities of its politics and nuclear program.
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The effects of climate change are more prevalent and dangerous than ever before, but the US plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement nonetheless. How do educators teach such a topic to students? Here, a plethora of resources.
Learn about online global competence courses and certificate programs offered by the Center for Global Education in collaboration with Arizona State University designed for educators in schools and in out-of-school time.
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How do you talk about President Trump's stance on immigration with your students or children? We've compiled a wealth of resources to help you do just that!
Does President Trump have the capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance? Asia Society VP of Education Tony Jackson explores.
Apoorvaa Joshi came to United States at a young age and became a citizen as a teenager. In this piece, she reflects on her experience as an immigrant and the critical importance of global competence.
During this challenging time in history, when the political landscape is volatile and tensions are escalating, what if we imagined all of the children of the world as our own?
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Laura Tavares, with Facing History and Ourselves, on three ways to discuss immigration with your students.
Sometimes understanding the world starts at home.

Lesson Plans and Curriculum

We've compiled resources to help you cut through the stereotypes surrounding North Korea and more deeply examine the country, its people, and the complexities of its politics and nuclear program.
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The effects of climate change are more prevalent and dangerous than ever before, but the US plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement nonetheless. How do educators teach such a topic to students? Here, a plethora of resources.
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How do you talk about President Trump's stance on immigration with your students or children? We've compiled a wealth of resources to help you do just that!
Does President Trump have the capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance? Asia Society VP of Education Tony Jackson explores.
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Laura Tavares, with Facing History and Ourselves, on three ways to discuss immigration with your students.
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How civics education can prepare all students to be active citizens of the United States and the world.
Students compare different communication methods in this short lesson on efficiency in communication.
Students create their own language in this lesson as a way to understand how languages are constructed.
A definition, performance outcomes, and rubrics for educators and students.
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Download globally focused performance outcomes and rubrics in a variety of grades and all academic subjects, plus a free copy of the book here.
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A short activity that stretches student understanding of what language truly is.
A rationale for why and how to make science education global in nature.
An alternative to standardized tests—and why it makes sense for the global innovation age.
The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.
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The new Common Core State Standards view global awareness as an essential feature of college and career readiness. Learn how to teach it.
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Water security is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. This lesson helps students understand issues, and take action.
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A video tutorial on how to teach about Afghanistan with primary sources.
The science classroom is a powerful place for students to take action on worldwide problems and opportunities.

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Global Ed Explorer
Education
An affordable and engaging way to give educators access to the Center for Global Education’s renowned global competence content.
Developing Global Mindsets for Hong Kong’s Future (Complete)
Education
 /  Hong Kong
A distinguished panel of educators and supporters of education discusses the importance and key challenges in developing international perspectives among the territory's youngsters.
Transforming 21st Century Education Systems (Complete)
Education
 /  New York
A high-level dialogue on how to transform primary and secondary education systems to foster global competence.
Asia Society Presents the Center for Global Education
Education
Introducing a new initiative will transform education to prepare young people for a global 21st century.
Introducing the Center for Global Education (Complete)
Education
 /  New York
Asia Society kicks off its initiative to impart critical skills to students whose lives are defined by an increasingly interconnected world.
Defining Global Competence
Education
Watch a short overview of Asia Society's definition of global competence.
Preparing Students for the World
Education
Watch how Fort Vancouver High School partnered with Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network to prepare all of their students to graduate globally competent and prepared for the future.
The Power of Global Competence
Education
School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the importance of global competence.
Introduction to the International Studies Schools Network
Education
School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) and how to educate young people in global competence.
Educating for Citizenship in a Global World - Keynote Remarks
Education
 /  New York
Kevin Rudd, Josette Sheeran, Lulu Wang, Svein Østtveit, and Sarah Brown speak at a special forum to discuss how to educate all students for a global era.
NCLC 2015: Speakers Discuss the Importance of Global Competence and Chinese Language Learning
Education
Mark P. Becker, Yawei Liu, David Coleman, Tom Nagorski, and Xu Lin discuss China learning initiatives.
NCLC 2015: A Conversation on Global Education, Engagement, and Exchange (Complete)
Education
Leaders of five different American and Chinese universities discuss the growing role of global education in institutes of higher education.