Educator Resources

The K-12 international education opportunities on this page are free and were designed by educators, for educators.

Letter from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs

"We at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs want to thank all teachers and school administrators for their dedication and share with you our suite of free online resources about international education for K-12 educators."

Read the full letter from Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs.

Educator Connect

Educator Connect is a series of webinars featuring presentations from Fulbright Teacher Exchange Alumni and other master educators on topics related to global education in U.S. classrooms.

View the recording from Tammy Dunbar's presentation, Creating More Time for Teaching: Efficiencies & Empathy in a Global Educator's Distance Learning Classroom

View the recording from the panel, Globalizing Career, Technical, and Vocational Education, featuring guest speakers:

  • Heather Ridge, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program to India, 2015-2016
  • Ashley Holden, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program to the Netherlands, 2018
  • Joelle McIntosh, Teachers for Global Classrooms Program to Peru, 2017-2018

The Teacher Suite: MOOCs for K-12 Educators

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, including through virtual instruction.

Global Education 101 introduces educators to teaching 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.

Enroll for the free courses today!

Global Teaching Dialogue

From July 28 - July 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of State welcomed teachers, educators and global education experts online for its fifth annual Global Teaching Dialogue. Alumni of the Department’s Teacher Exchange Programs and other global education leaders shared best practices for globalizing curricula, implementing virtual exchanges, and learning from and sharing educational strategies with colleagues in other countries.

Visit the 2020 Global Teaching Dialogue portal for recorded presentations and other resources shared by guest speakers at the event.