Global Classroom Project

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

Grades: 7th and 8th

Partner Country: France

Content Focus: Science

Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible consumption and production, climate action, and life below water.

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

Global Classroom Pathway: Cultural responsiveness, language acquisition, and sustainability. 

Partnership Description: After establishing the connection where students were paired one-on-one (American-French pen pals), students researched their partner school, learned about different schedules, activities, and winter holiday food.  Next, the French students will create a survey in English inquiring about plastic consumption, recycling, and reduction.

Global Classroom Project Teacher