Global Classroom

Our Collaboration with Ireland to produce a shared podcast on Climate Change in Ireland and the United States

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: Fifth 

Partner Country: Ireland

Content Focus: Science, Environmental Education, Literacy

Sustainable Development Goal: Climate Action

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Ethical and Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Students at Willow Springs Elementary are collaborating with students at the Cratloe National School by producing a shared podcast in Ireland and the United States that builds relationships, learn about SDGs, learn about climate-related science and implications, and learn how to bring awareness through sharing with a broader audience.(Sustainable Development Goal #13).

Global Classroom Project Teachers