Educator Programs

As current and former K12 teachers and college faculty, we know that teachers are central to student success.

When we invest in teachers, students benefit! When we nurture our teachers, they can create supportive and rigorous learning experiences for students. When we support teachers, they can reconnect to the passion that first brought them into the classroom—the desire to make a real difference.

Therefore, in addition to Global Visionaries’ youth programming, we offer K12 educators innovative professional development programs steeped in our values of inclusion, equity, shared responsibility for learning, academic achievement, emotional growth, leadership development and project-based, student-centered community service learning in furtherance of a more just and sustainable world.

“The feeling in my classroom is totally different—much less anxiety-ridden and far more collaborative. My hope as a teacher has always been that all students feel safe and supported. The Global Leadership strategies make me confident that this hope is realized.”— Tricia Cavanaugh, high school teacher

Global Leadership Summer Institute

Increase youth engagement, responsibility, and achievement at GV’s one-week intensive, interactive and collaborative professional development institute!

The Global Leadership Summer Institute is a one week intensive program for K12 educators. The program teaches Global Leadership and Democratic Classroom pedagogy, approaches and content, and provides time to apply the concepts during the institute. Participants are then encouraged to apply these new practices in the post-institute Professional Learning Community. Learn more here.

“Interactive program with real materials, skilled presenters, and enthusiastic participants. I’m so glad that there’s going to be a follow up!”— Gretchen Mahon, high school teacher

Global Leadership and the Democratic Classroom 101 and 201

Global Leadership and the Democratic Classroom 101 and 201 are offered to schools and educational service districts as half-day or full-day workshops, as well as multi-day professional learning programs. Follow-up coaching is available. Learn more here.

Global Leadership – High School Course

Global Leadership is a semester long high school course offered by the Seattle School District. Students taking the course will receive one World History III credit. Learn more here.