The Centre for Global Education (CGE) develops and delivers virtual collaborative learning projects that engage and empower youth as global citizens, through connecting them to the people and places they are learning about.
The Centre for Global Education develops and delivers virtual, collaborative learning programs that engage and empower students as global citizens. We connect them to the people, places, and issues they are learning about in their classrooms.
CGE seeks to educate children and youth across Canada and around the world. Using online technology to facilitate project-based, transformative learning, CGE breaks down traditional classroom barriers.
Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of students, from more than 450 schools, in 70 countries have participated in over 400 difference sessions, making CGE the largest provider of real-time school-based collaborative programming in Canada.
These experiences are open to teachers with students, parents with homeschooling children, and anyone interested in bringing global issues into their classroom or living room. Between September and June, click the link above to register for any of our free events.
How does it work?
Select a session and indicate how you would like to participate > on-camera, live and interactive with our expert or as a viewer tuning in to the livestream (you can still participate via chat!). Camera spots are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Three weeks before the event, you will receive a pack of educational activities & resources. This FREE guide, designed to enrich each event, contains optional in-class activities, discussion questions, and age-specific lesson plans, videos, web links, and art enhancements to deepen experience for your learners.
The zoom and YouTube links will be sent directly in your inbox. Tune in at the scheduled time and date for the session. All events are streamed and archived, so if you miss the live event you can watch it later! Interested in seeing some of our past events?
Terry Godwaldt is the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Education and Director of College Board Programming, Canada. From Singapore to Seattle, Australia to Alberta, Terry helps educators all over the world to integrate authentic, globally-minded learning experiences that empower students to see themselves as global citizens addressing the world’s most challenge questions. For his work in reshaping the classroom, Terry has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award and the ASCD award for Innovative Teaching.
Sarah Flynn is theDirector for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in both biomedical and clinical research and was formerly the Assistant Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Sarah has been a sessional instructor and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.
Rebecca is the Online Education Coordinator for the Centre for Global Education. She has a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in Secondary Education with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Mathematics. Rebecca comes from a rural area in Northern Alberta and has had the pleasure to work closely with many Indigenous youth in the classroom and is excited to bring that experience to CGE. She often says she has a million hobbies from knitting, to video games, to hiking, to playing with her pug Walter!