Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC)
The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a year-long 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.
TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by IREX. In order to ensure that you receive up-to-date information and announcements regarding this professional development opportunity, please join the TGC mailing list.
• TGC Fellows become skilled authors and analysts of pedagogical materials that infuse a global perspective into the core curriculum.
• Fellows become equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively catalyze global engagement in their school communities.
• TGC Fellows develop skills as practitioners and ambassadors of globalized pedagogy resulting in enhanced student learning outcomes within the U.S. education system.
Global learning is is integral to building 21st century skills. The TGC program provides teachers with:
• An online course that helps US teachers integrate globalized learning objectives into their curriculum;
• A Global Education Symposium in Washington;
• A two or three week International fellowship;
• A chance to apply for alumni grant funding for international projects for their school; and,
• Continuing Education Units.
• 2011 TGC Fellows have shared course materials or concepts with a total of 921 colleagues.
• 97% of TGC Fellows would encourage a colleague to take the TGC online course.
• TGC Participant Feedback: "I used to believe that global education just meant learning about other cultures around the world. Now, I understand global competencies to be skills that need to be acquired, going beyond content knowledge."