of students are more knowledgeable of the complexities and interdependence of world events and issues.
of students have a better understanding of sustainability and other global issues.
of students grew in teamwork and collaboration skills.
of students are more open to new ideas and ways of thinking.
Mery and Raika were part of a World Savvy Classroom that focused on human trafficking around the world, and in their Minnesota community. They developed a campaign to bring awareness to the issue, and help educate Minnesotans about how they can help prevent trafficking, and presented their campaign at the World Savvy Festival.
For many World Savvy students like Mery and Raika, their own rich stories significantly influence their perspectives on these issues.
“We have to stop it by talking to elected officials, and teaching people that an understanding of the issue and awareness about trafficking can help prevent it.”
The GCC is the first-of-its-kind, online graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for in-service K-12 teachers.
The program combines engaging online coursework, immersive fieldwork with partners across the globe, and collaborative practice groups to help educators integrate global competence into their practice.
We must focus on integrating international perspectives into our classrooms. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.Arne Duncan
Former Secretary of Education