The Global Classroom Experience
Making Global Connections in the Classroom
The Global Classroom is an innovative educational program that engages students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations. It promotes global awareness by connecting FCPS students with students in other countries, enabling them to explore issues impacting the world, and having teachers embed real-world learning opportunities and Portrait of a Graduate attributes throughout the curriculum. Global Classrooms cultivates literacy, life skills and the attitudes necessary for active citizenship.
Falls Church High School's Global Classroom experience will take place in Mr. Brian Schwenk's STEM Essentials classes. Students will be researching human impact on the environment in the context of life under water with a focus on sustainability. In addition to learning science content, students will be working on developing their skills to becoming Ethical and Global Citizens as part of Portrait of a Graduate. The goal is to have students use a variety of tools, including Flipgrid, to communicate with the partner school, New Summit Academy in Costa Rica.