Fostering Global Awareness: NCEES Connections

As we prepare students for college and career, knowledge of the world is invaluable. What are we doing to foster global awareness and global empathy in our classrooms? What responsibility do educators in North Carolina have to teach students about the world? During this session, we will share ideas for global education and examine the Final Report of the State Board of Education's Task Force on Global Education. We will also focus on the correlation between global education and the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards. Participants will examine specific links to standards Ia, IIb, IIIc, IIId, and Vb on the observation rubric.

Development Team Members:

Statewide Session Dates:
  • September 24; February 25 – Region 7
  • February 5 – Region 4
  • March 11 – Region 1
  • October 17; February 6 – Region 3
  • October 18; March 18 – Region 5
  • April 8 – Region 2
  • December 10; March 14 – Region 6

Learner Outcomes:
  • Reflect on areas where global awareness is currently infused throughout teaching and learning
  • Understand purpose of the SBE's Global Task Force
  • Connect commitment 1.1 of the SBE Global Task Force and the NCEES
  • Analyze the NCEES rubric for global awareness
  • Develop strategies for infusing authentic global awareness throughout teaching and learning
  • Examine resources that will assist teachers with infusing authentic global awareness throughout teaching and learning

Teaching for global competence occurs in the selection of curriculum content and instructional planning that enables students to meet national or local learning standards while at the same time providing students the chance to frame, analyze, communicate and respond to issues of global significance. ~Asia Society and CCSSO

Global Awareness Resources


Learning Outcomes


Welcome and Introductions

The learner will...


Reflect on current practices with global awareness

The learner will...
  • share his/her definition of global awareness.
  • reflect on current classroom practices with global awareness.


Overview of SBE Task Force on Global Education

The learner will...
  • gain understanding of the SBE Task Force on Global Education report.
  • revisit the P21 definition for global awareness.
  • make connections about global impact in their own community.





Connecting NCEES to Commitment 1.1

The learner will...
  • analyze the elements within the NC Educator Evaluation rubric that address global awareness.
  • evaluate element descriptors to determine the corresponding ratings in the NC Educator Evaluation rubric.
  • analyze classroom evidences to match the corresponding descriptors in the NC Educator Evaluation rubric.





Share out NCEES reflections

The learner will...
  • share their reflections on the Connecting NCEES activity.


Resource Expo

The learner will...
  • explore resources that can be used to help infuse global awareness throughout teaching and learning.
  • share one of their own global awareness resources.

(Break embedded)

Develop strategies for infusing global awareness into teaching and learning

The learner will...
  • explore tools that can be used to help infuse global awareness throughout teaching and learning.
  • review the TPACK model.
  • connect tools to the NC Educator Evaluation rubric.
  • apply a global awareness tool to a specific learning situation.


Conclusion and evaluation

The learner will...
  • Commit to infusing global awareness into his/her school.

The tools used in this presentation have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined on this site.

Agenda > Reflect on Current Practices > Overview of Task Force Report > Connecting NCEES > Share out NCEES Reflections > Resources > Develop Strategies > Conclusion