Global Classroom Project

Our Collaboration with Mexico to Reduce Food Waste and Improve Access to Resources in Our Communities

What is the Global Classroom Project?

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges. 

As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 

Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

Our School's Partnership

Grade: 5th 

Partner Country: Playa del Carmen, QR México

Content Focus: Portrait of a Graduate with connections to Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible Production and Consumption

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Ethical and Global Citizen

Partnership Description: The students in our classrooms will be working synchronously and asynchronously to take action in our respective communities to reduce food waste and to improve access to people in our communities to resources that support sustainable development and lifestyles. 

Global Classroom Project Teacher