Global Classroom Project

Making Connections Around the World

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

Grade: 4th Grade

Partner Country: JBCN international School, Chembur, Mumbai, India

Content Focus: Science

Sustainable Development Goal: Life on Land

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Collaborator, Creative and Critical Thinker, Ethical and Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Students will investigate their schoolyard to identify problems or issues that affect an organism in the local ecosystem by noticing ways that humans are negatively having an impact on nature.  Students will consider a possible solution to their identified problem or issue and design a plan for humans to make a positive change.  Students will engage in global learning by connecting with students from another country to educate them about the importance of protecting the organisms in the Virginia ecosystem.  

Global Classroom Project Teacher

FCPS Global Classrooms