Global Understanding in Action

4-Week Online Courses


Wednesday July 5 – Tuesday August 1, 2023




22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Open to all K-12 educators.

Teaching students to become change-makers requires a strong foundation and meaningful interactions with global topics. This 4-week asynchronous online course explores critical global topics – human rights, educational access, and gender equity – through the lens of social action. Through readings, videos, interactive web-based activities, and discussion forums, you will become familiar with key issues related to these topics. You will examine case studies of how K-12 teachers have implemented curricular activities and projects to turn student learning into student action, and develop an action project to support students’ transformation from global learners to global citizens. You will then be able to use these cases as inspiration for integrating these themes into your own classroom teaching and school initiatives. 

Standards: [PS.1] Demonstrate civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions, [PS.3] Organize information and date from multiple primary and secondary sources, [PS.7] Determine next steps and take informed action as appropriate, [WHII.T6] The era of globalization, 1991-present, [WHII.T7] The politics of difference among people: conflicts, genocide, and terrorism, [NML.T1] Freedom of the press and news/media literacy, [NML.T5]Gathering and reporting information using digital media

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.