Global Classroom Project

Our Collaboration Using STEAM to Create Sustainable Cities or Industry, innovation and infrastructure

What is the Global Classroom Project?

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges. 

As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 

Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

Our School's Partnership

Grade: 3rd

Partner Country: Jamaica

Content Focus: STEAM

Sustainable Development Goal: Life below water, Life on land, and partnerships for the goals.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker

Partnership Description: Students at Saratoga Elementary are collaborating with Jesse Ripoll Primary School in Jamaica to be Youth activists. The students are using STEAM to create a product that spotlights a problem facing either land or sea life that needs to be changed.

Global Classroom Project Teacher

FCPS Global Classrooms