Foundational Elements of a Global Classroom Project
Global Classroom Project provides opportunities for students to collaborate with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will also develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors to be able to engage in collective action towards issues on the local, national, and global level. Students learn the attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, and utilize these skills as they work with peers from around the globe.
What is the Global Classroom Project?
The Global Classroom Project provides authentic opportunities for student learning through instructional opportunities intentionally designed to connect Portrait of a Graduate Attributes, Content, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The entire 6th grade team is participating in the Global Classroom Project. Mrs. Idzenga, Mr. Lesko, Linam Sensei, and Mrs. Walther's students are partnering with Roatan Bilingual School, and Bay Island International School in Roatan Honduras. Their objective is to participate in activities that benefit their communities, realizing that the choices they make have an impact on the health of the environment, with a focus on sustainability. Looking for common concerns about the health of our watershed and oceans, our students will learn from each other, gain new perspectives from a different culture, and collaborate to find common solutions.
Actions that the participating Fox Mill students are taking toward sustainability include:
- Reducing plastic usage in school. Students have created a program to limit the use of plastic straws at Fox Mill
- Attending a field trip to Hemlock Overlook and participating in activities to learn about our watershed
- Communicating with partner schools through FlipGrid
- Participation in Get2Green Trex recycling program
- Working on a variety of projects, including investigative journalism, persuasive writing, watershed clean up, and student-created websites to promote sustainability and recycling.
To learn more about the Global Classroom Project, please visit the FCPS Global Classroom page.