Global Education Recognitions

Focus

A main focus or goal of the State Board of Education's Task Force report, "Preparing Students for the World" (January 2013) was to establish criteria for Global Education designations that would recognize the work of individuals and organizations.

There are now designations that can be earned by students graduating from high school and educators implementing global education in various learning environments. There are also designations for K-12 public schools and districts that recognize significant focus and dedication to global education.

For details about how to earn each recognition, please click on the links below.

Students - Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), North Carolina's Seal of Biliteracy

Students - Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), North Carolina's Seal of Biliteracy

Students can earn the Global Languages Endorsement (GLE), one of five High School Diploma Endorsements available to graduates. The purpose is to give students a way to show their multiliteracy in English and at least one World Language.

The GLE, North Carolina's Seal of Biliteracy, has been available since the Class of 2015. Details about earning this recognition are posted on the GLE, North Carolina Seal of Biliteracy page on the World Languages Google Site.

Questions about the Global Languages Endorsement, NC's Seal of Biliteracy, can be emailed to the NCDPI Global Education Steering Committee at ncglobaleducation@dpi.nc.gov

Educators - Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB)

Educators - Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB)

Educators can earn the Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB) by completing a professional development plan and a capstone project focused on embedding global education in instruction.

GEDB candidates work with their supervising administrator to create a plan to complete 100 hours or 10 CEUs of global education professional development, as well as a capstone project, within two years. This time frame includes the acceptance of the capstone project into Home Base as a statewide resource. Upon completion of the GEDB requirements, a digital badge will be issued to the educator at the state level and the recognition will be documented in the educator's Home Base Professional Development Profile.

Currently, there are over 65 educators who have earned their GEDB, including teachers and principals from across the K-12 spectrum in Arts Education, Career & Technical Education (CTE), English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Arts (ELA), Instructional Technology (IT), Math, Physical Education, Science, STEM, Social Studies, and World Languages.

Please click on the links below to access resources for earning the GEDB:

Schools - Global-Ready School (GRS) Designation

Schools - Global-Ready School (GRS) Designation

Schools can be recognized with the Global-Ready School (GRS) designation by demonstrating that they meet the criteria on the GRS rubric at the "Prepared" or "Model" level through the application process. There are 10 Global-Ready Attributes on the rubric with 2 - 6 Key Elements each that address the following:

  • Career-ready employer requirements and community connections across the school's grade levels
  • Global school partnerships and classroom projects focused on thinking global and acting local
  • K-12 world language opportunities for all, including the school's students
  • Local resolutions, strategic plans, and teams supporting global education
  • Pathways for educators in the school to achieve the Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB)

So far, there are nine Global-Ready Schools that have been recognized by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Please use the links and information below to find out about their ongoing initiatives in global education.

Elementary & K - 8 Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Please click on the links below to access resources for submitting the Global-Ready School (GRS) application

* GRS applications are due in early April. The intent to apply form and the application document are posted for informational purposes. 

Questions about the Global-Ready School Designation can be emailed to the NCDPI Global Education Steering Committee at ncglobaleducation@dpi.nc.gov

Districts - Global-Ready District (GRD) Designation

Districts - Global-Ready District (GRD) Designation

Districts can be recognized with the Global-Ready District (GRD) designation by demonstrating that they meet the criteria on the GRD rubric at the "Prepared" or "Model" level through the application process. There are 10 Global-Ready Attributes on the rubric with 2 - 6 Key Elements each that address the following:

  • Career-ready employer requirements and community connections across the district's schools
  • Global school and/or district partnerships and classroom projects focused on thinking global and acting local
  • K-12 world language opportunities for all of the district's students
  • Local resolutions, strategic plans, and teams supporting global education
  • Pathways for educators in schools across the district to achieve the Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB)

So far, there are two Global-Ready Districts that have been recognized by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Please use the links and information below to find out about their ongoing initiatives in global education.

Please click on the links below to access resources for submitting the Global-Ready District (GRD) application

* GRD applications are due in December. The intent to apply form and the application document are posted for informational purposes. 

Questions about the Global-Ready School Designation can be emailed to the NCDPI Global Education Steering Committee at ncglobaleducation@dpi.nc.gov