International PBL Resources
BIE Project Libraries-The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL) BIE contributes to Project Based Learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.
Asia Society-Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
iEARN-There are over 150 projects in iEARN all designed and facilitated by teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. To join, participants select an online project and look at how they can integrate it into their classroom. With the project selected teachers and students enter online forum spaces to meet one another and get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world.
English Companion Ning-An extensive network of English teachers who share ideas and develop collaborative projects.
The Global Education Collaborative is an online community for those interested in global education. Through multimedia forums and projects, members can join students, parents, teachers, administrators, higher education professionals, non-profit organizations, consultants and businesses to find common interests related to global education.
The Global Nomads Group’s purpose is to foster dialogue and understanding among the world's youth. GNG’s educational programs include video conferencing and videos for learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students. All GNG programs are directly linked to school curricula, education standards and 21st century learning objectives, and are accompanied by lesson plans and training to teachers. Programs are broadcast during the school day and cover a range of topics in the curriculum, including civis, social and global studies, geography, world history, science, economics and politics.
Peace Corps Correspondance Match-(World Wise Schools) World Wise Schools matches up Peace Corps Volunteers in the field with U.S. classroom teachers. The result? A vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and culture of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.
Primary Source promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world. In partnership with teachers, scholars, and the broader community, Primary Source provides learning opportunities and curriculum resources for K-12 educators. By introducing global content, Primary Source shapes the way teachers and students learn, so that their knowledge is deeper and their thinking is flexible and open to inquiry.
EPals is a global community of collaborative learners, teachers, and academic experts in 200 countries and territories. EPals provides connections to students, classes, and school districts worldwide that are safe and secure. It is the safe and protected solution for linking classes, schools, and school districts globally via ePals SchoolMail™, ePals SchoolBlog™, and Classroom Match.
Edutopia (PBL resources)-Long term and student centered, project learning is a rigorous hands-on approach to learning core subject matter and basic skills with meaningful activities that examine complex, real-world issues. Project learning helps students develop and retain useful, working knowledge of subjects that are often taught in isolation and abstraction.
Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration. They engage teachers and K-12 students in meaningful project learning exchanges worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. They prepare youth for full participation as productive and effective citizens in an increasing global economy. Doors to Diplomacy-students produce web projects that teach others the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. There are multiple different programs available for all ages including an International Cyber Fair where youth create virtual exhibits that showcase their community and publish their findings on the web.
RESPECT International is a refugee education sponsorship program, and their global letter exchange program puts refugee students in written communication with non-refugee students. They seek to raise awareness of refugee issues, to build bridges between refugee and non-refugee students, and to encourage students to raise awareness of refugee issues. Your classroom will correspond with a refugee or internally displaced persons (IDP) school in another country to meet one or more of these three goals.
Voices of Youth is a global community for young people to learn about development issues (such as Environment, Education, Human Rights, etc) and to express their opinions. Voices of Youth seeks to create a space that will help young people develop into active global citizens equipped to communicate and collaborate effectively to make a positive difference in their countries and communities. On VOY, young people will gain knowledge and awareness of the key thematic issues affecting young people around the world, enabling them to have an open and honest dialogue about the world in which they live.
Since 2004, Rock Our World has been connecting students and teachers to collaborate in composing original music, making movies, and meeting each other in live video chats. Using Apple’s GarageBand, each country creates a 30 second drum beat. Every Friday, that drum rotates to another country, where the bass guitar is added. It keeps getting passed along, from country to country. At each stop, one more instrument is added. When it comes back to the original country, it has touched students from all over the world! While the music is moving, students are meeting each other in live video chats to discuss various topics of curriculum.
YouThink!This website provides information on a variety of global topics from the environment and health to gender and trade. It discusses their backgrounds, issues surrounding them, and ways to take action. There are sections aimed specifically at students and teachers.
The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime.