Global Classroom Project
Our Collaborative Partnership with American Cooperative School, located in La Paz, Bolivia
What is the Global Classroom Project?
Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges.
As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future.
Our School's Partnership
Partner Country: Bolivia
Content Focus: Science
Sustainable Development Goal: Life on Land
FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker
Partnership Description: Both classes will research a habitat native to their country to create a PowerPoint to explain different animals and plants specific to their habitat. The students will research using various websites chosen by the teacher and students will be given questions to direct their research (what animals live in this habitat, etc.) In the last part of the project, the students will need to write or record themselves explaining what they can do to help preserve the habitat. Students will also record themselves sharing information they have learned about the habitat using FlipGrid or another similar recording program.
Global Classroom Project Teacher
- ESOL Teacher, ES