Global Classroom Project

Our Collaborations with Colombia and France

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 Partnerships

Partnership 1

Grades: 9-11

Partner Country: Colombia

Content Focus: English Language Acquisition

Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Ms. Medina Bonilla teaches English as a World Language at the high school Leonidas Rubio Villegas in Ibague, Colombia. Ms. Slingerland teaches ESOL students at all levels, beginner to advanced, at Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia.  Both teachers have a student population that is economically disadvantaged and would benefit from learning languages in order to advance economically. This project will motivate students to research career and educational opportunities available to these populations, and educate others about these opportunities. 

Partnership 2

Grades: 10-12

Partner Country: France

Content Focus: Ecology and Environment

Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production

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

Partnership Description: The “troisième” classes and French 2 students have been building relationships through the fall through Flips (formerly Flipgrid) and we are excited to get started with our work as we head into the second half of the year. Stay tuned for more details!

Global Classroom Project Teachers