Bringing the world to your classroom

and your classroom to the world

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.

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About us


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.


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Global Encounters

  • FREE 45-minute virtual events
  • Live and interactive & live-streamed on youtube
  • Students listen as experts share stories of their real-life experiences
  • Interact, ask questions, participate in polls and quizzes!


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Youth Dialogues

  • Learning programs that bring together students from diverse and inclusive communities across provinces, countries, and the globe,
  • Students develop a deep understanding of issues that impact them in their lives and communities.
  • Students build real skills in dialogue and critical thinking, as well as empathy through sharing of regional lived experiences and perspectives.


CGE is a multilingual service, forging bonds between Canadians and citizens of the world.

Visit our French website here.

Global Encounters

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?

REGISTER

PREPARE

PARTICIPATE

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?

Check them out here.

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(secondary) 2022

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2022

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Food Day

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2022

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Primary (ages 5-12)

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Secondary (ages 13-18)

Feb 22, 2023 - 12-12:45 PM (ET)

Black History Month with CCUNESCO

Join us and our friends at CCUNESCO as we focuses on Anti-Black racism in schools. Ages 13-18.

Mar 3, 2023 - 12-12:45 PM (ET)

Life Below Water - Fashion a Fish

Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation as we look at how fish are uniquely adapted for life below water! Ages 5-12.

Mar 8, 2023 - 12-12:45 PM (Et)

International Women's Day: Embrace Equity

Learn how we can all #EmbraceEquity. Each one of us can actively support gender equity. Ages 5-12.

Mar 15, 2023 - 12-12:45 PM (Et)

Decolonizing Climate Action

In this session we will learn how the full and effective participation of indigenous communities is crucial for climate action. Ages 13-18.

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Youth Dialogues

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The Centre for Global Education, alongside partners, design and deliver learning, advocacy, and action programs, called Youth Dialogues, on Provincial, National, and Global scales.


They weave together a multi-system learning approach, including:

  • Real-time, inquiry-based, interactive video conferences with expert mentors, advocates, and community leaders, Indigenous peoples, academics, and students
  • Asynchronous learning activities loaded onto the TIGed online classroom
  • Training and support in designing and launching action and/or advocacy projects
  • Youth Leadership Symposium & Writer’s Retreat - the outcome of which will be a global/national/provincial youth Policy Brief or Project Report

Example topic areas that we have facilitated events around include:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Future of work
  • Reconciliation


These rich programs explore, empower, and advocate for deep learning on critical topics between high school students.


Previous Dialogue Publications

2022

Global Child Climate Manifesto

Co-written by a team of outstanding children representing schools in more than 70 countries, for UNFCCC COP 27 with #Decarbonize2022

2022

National Youth Dialogue: #Vote16

Binging together high schools across Canada In partnership with Senate McPhedran and the #Vote16 campaign team

2022

National Youth Dialogue: Pride Guide

Partnering GSAs across the country with the Public Health Agency of Canada to tackle gender based violence in Canadian schools

Explore our Additional Publications Here

2021

Provincial Dialogue:

17 Calls for 17 SDGs

Students across Alberta share their calls for action on the SDGs alongside the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

our partners

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TakingITGlobal

Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Environment and Climate

Change Canada

Ocean Wise

Trottier Family Foundation

GreenLearning

World Art Forum

Alberta Centre for Global Cooperation

Eco Schools

Community Service Learning,

University of Alberta

S'ENGage (Canadian Senate)

ESOL Schools

Global Dignity Canada

Global Dignity International

Public Health Agency of Canada

Health Canada

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Albert Council for Environmental Eduacation

Contact Us

terry@tcge.ca

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Executive Director

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@takingitglobal.org

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Director

Sarah Flynn is the Director 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@takingitglobal.org

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Online Education Coordinator

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!

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