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, places, and issues they are learning about in their classrooms.
In today's rapidly changing landscape, fostering global citizenship is more crucial than ever. We believe that by providing students with opportunities to engage in meaningful cross-cultural experiences and develop a deep understanding of global issues, we can cultivate empathy, critical thinking, and a sense of responsibility toward creating positive change and taking local action.
At CGE, we are dedicated to partnering with schools, educators, and communities to integrate global education into curricula and extracurricular activities. Through innovative programs, immersive cultural dialogues, and virtual collaborations, we aim to broaden student's horizons, expand their worldview, and nurture their passion for making a difference.
Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of students in over 70 countries, have participated in our sessions, making CGE the largest provider of real-time school-based collaborative programming in Canada.
Live learning events open to teachers with students, parents with homeschooling children, and anyone interested in bringing global issues into their classroom or living room. Click the link below to register for any of our FREE K-12 events.
How does it work?
Select a session
Decide how you would like to participate > Live and interactive OR as a viewer on Youtube (you can still participate via chat!). *Live spots are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Review your FREE Educator Guide, with optional in-class activities, discussion questions, and lesson plans, videos, and art enhancements.
Select a student to introduce your school and say an interesting fact they have learning about the event topic
Join the zoom or YouTube link at the scheduled time and date.
All events are saved on Youtube, so if you miss the live event you can tune in later!
Interested in seeing some of our past events? Check them out HERE!
Bringing students from over 70 countries together to learn, collaborate, and act on climate change
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Centre for Global Education is committed to the principle that diversity in those we serve and our team is our strength. CGE defines acts of oppression as any intentionally or unconsciously discriminatory behaviour towards an individual or a group of people. CGE in all aspects of our operation and all levels of the organization does not tolerate acts of oppression and shall address any intentional or unintentional acts of oppression towards an individual or a group of people that creates barriers to access or inclusion.
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, Canada and has had the pleasure to work closely with many Indigenous youth in the classroom. She combines her passion for youth engagement, climate action, and social justice to inspire thousands of youth in her role at CGE.