Teacher Suite of Online Courses

These interactive massive open online courses (MOOCs), which include lesson plans and videos, allow educators to engage with knowledgeable peers and experts and support educators in fostering students’ global competences.

Educators who complete these courses will receive a digital badge from the U.S. Department of State and a certificate confirming five hours of independent professional learning for each course they complete. Enrollees can work at their own pace to complete the five hours of asynchronous instruction within each course’s open dates.

Global Education 101 introduces educators to teaching for global competence. Educators who complete this introductory course can:

  • Define global competence and its connection to student success;
  • Understand themes and concepts of global education and global competence;
  • Develop instructional strategies to incorporate global competence into lessons and units;
  • Build resources for further learning and networking for global competence.

Teaching Online for Global Competence equips educators with the knowledge and skills they need to engage their students in effective virtual collaboration, learning, and cross-cultural community building. Educators who complete the course can:

  • Build capacity to be confident online instructors;
  • Develop curriculum activities and adapt instruction for online learning using differentiated methodology and pedagogy;
  • Address the social and emotional aspect of online learning;
  • Connect virtual learning with opportunities for global competence development.

Solving Global Problems provides educators with an understanding of problem-driven learning and how to apply it in their classrooms. Educators who complete the course can:

  • Understand the foundations of problem-driven learning;
  • Connect problem-driven learning with global competence;
  • Dispel myths of problem and project-based learning;
  • Begin to explore how to apply problem-driven learning in their classrooms by harnessing global competencies.