Teachers for Global Classrooms

This website was originally made as a part of the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program. TGC provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms. It is run by IREX, an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  The TGC program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The pilot year of the program is 2011-2012, and includes the following key elements:

  • An online course about global education (fall 2011)
  • A pre-symposium in Washington D.C. to prepare for international travel (February 2012)
  • A two week international fellowship to one of six countries: Ghana, Morocco, Ukraine, Brazil, Indonesia, India (Spring/Summer 2012)
  • A post-symposium in Washington D.C. to debrief the experiences and make plans to bring the work back home (October 2012)
  • Capstone projects to create global education resource guides for fellow educators (Fall 2012)

Blogs of TGC Fellows: The pilot “class” of TGC is made up of 68 teachers from 32 states across the United States. Check out their blogs to learn about other perspectives and travel destinations:

Ghana (March 2012):

Morocco (March 2012): 

Ukraine (April 2012):

Brazil (June 2012):

India (July 2012):

Indonesia (July 2012):


Note: This website represents the opinions of Sara Krakauer, and was originally made for the Teachers for Global Classrooms fellowship. It is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and information presented are the grantee’s own and do not represent the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, IREX, the U.S. Department of State, or Innovation Academy Charter School.

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  1. Sara, this is beautifully done! It must have taken some work to find all the blog titles and addresses. I love the layout with maps and links in alternating positions. Bravo!
    My own blog roll for the TGC program is woefully inadequate. May I use some of this?

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