Global Classroom Project (GCP)

Our Collaboration with New Zealand to promote Global Goals

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: 5th 

Global Classroom Pathway: Content

Partner School: Mission Heights Junior College, New Zealand

Sustainable Development Goal: Global Goals

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Ethical & Global Citizen, Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual, Communicator & Collaborator.

Partnership Description: 5th Grade AAP students at McNair Upper ES will be connecting with students in New Zealand to determine one or more SDGs to take action on. As a result of participation, students will practice their POG skills through this authentic learning opportunity with their partner class.

Global Classroom Project Teacher