The Centre for Global Education develops and delivers virtual, collaborative learning projects that engage and empower youth as global citizens, through connecting them to the people, places, and issues they are learning about in their classrooms.
CGE seeks to educate students across Canada and around the globe. Using online technology to facilitate project-based, transformative learning opportunities, CGE breaks down traditional classroom barriers, connecting students to the world and the world to students. Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of students, from more than 400 schools, in over 35 different countries have participated in over 350 difference sessions, making CGE the largest provider of real-time high school collaborative programming in Canada.
Through the Global Encounters series, CGE brings together students from around the world through live video conferences that explore a particular global issue. Each event also involves interdisciplinary, project-based activities, completed asynchronously by participating students on a specially designed, multilingual online classroom platform. By building a bridge between learning and action, the platform fosters mutual understanding across continents and languages. There are a number of tools that youth participants engage through, including participating in discussion boards, writing blogs, posting art to an online global gallery, creating project maps, and developing/managing action projects.
International Partners (2018-2020)With each of these organizations, TCGE has partnered or is working on partnering to provide a global network of global enrichment opportunities and programming through the innovative blending of technology.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- Canadian Commission for UNESCO
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Canadian Wildlife Federation
- Ocean Wise
- Alberta Council for Environmental Education
- Polar Bears International (PBI)
- Concordia University
- Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER), University of Alberta
- Community Service Learning, University of Alberta
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
- Canadian Space Agency
- Global Dignity International
- City of Edmonton
- Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada
- Canadian Agricultural Partnerships, Government of Alberta
- Senate of Canada
Program PartnersBased in Edmonton, Alberta, the Centre for Global Education (CGE) facilitates programming for over 10,000 students every year from every corner of the planet, with a focus on peace and global education and higher level learning and research. CGE organizes approximately 100 video conferences per year. Please visit http://tcge.tiged.org/ for further information.
TakingITGlobal empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. A social network unlike any other, our award-winning, multilingual online community offers a diverse set of action tools and educational resources designed to inspire, inform and involve. Please visit TakingITGlobal for further information.
TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a community of globally-minded educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens, a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual classroom that allows students to use collaborative technology in order to connect with people from around the world and learn about global issues. Please visit TIGed for further information.