We help educators, parents, current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other interested citizens find the resources, networking and support they need to bring a global perspective into classrooms and communities.
By providing Educational resources, our goal is to promote students’ knowledge of, understanding of and respect for the people, cultures and nations of the world. Resources available to you as one of our Education subscribers include a quarterly newsletter and a weekly email newsletter.
There is an abundance of information available for those interested in global education—since you’re already here, check out our Toolbox!
Bringing the World Home
We provide Lesson plans to help the students in your classroom think critically about the stories they read in WorldView magazine. Note that full NPCA members receive a year-long subscription to WorldView in addition to the global education newsletters.
As part of NPCA’s Global House Parties initiative on March 1, 2011, food security resources as well as a special toolkit, Peace Through Food are available for educators to share information on global hunger. The House Parties focus not only on celebrating the “birthday” of the Peace Corps but on the steps that the Peace Corps community can take to alleviate hunger around the world.
NPCA Global Education’s e-mail newsletter provides monthly announcements of professional development opportunities, curriculum resources, websites, travel opportunities for students and teachers, and more.
NPCA community members can receive our award-winning education electronic newsletter delivered quarterly that offers more in-depth articles, resources and lesson plans to bring the world into your community.
We have compiled a wealth of resources and information pertaining to global education including teaching materials, travel and exchange programs, and professional development and education opportunities. These resources are organized by type and by issue.
- Global Issues
- Classroom Materials
- Millennium Development Goals
- Student Opportunities
- Teacher Professional Development
Meet Other Educators
Post questions to others who are teaching about international issues on our social networking forum here.
This partnership with The Globalist aims to improve the “global literacy” of U.S. high school students and prepare them for the global services economy of the 21st century. You can join an online discussion on our social network.
Global Connections Frameworks are now available for use in conjunction with Global Connections materials.
In coordination with Peace Corps, we are promoting the Speakers Match program to connect returned Peace Corps volunteers to classrooms and communities.
Go here to either request a speaker or to volunteer to be a speaker.
SIT Graduate Institute Scholarships (for NPCA members)
Academic scholarships allow NPCA members to pursue master’s degrees in international programs at the SIT Graduate Institute’s Brattleboro, Vermont campus. Members of the NPCA who have one year or more of significant intercultural experience are eligible to apply. Several awards of $10,000 are made each year.
NPCA members can request information regarding this exclusive scholarship opportunity at 800-336-1616 or 802-257-7751, or on the SIT Graduate Institute web site.
Please note: The resources listed on these pages are for your information and reference. They are not specifically endorsed by the National Peace Corps Association. If you have questions or would like us to list or advertise your program, please contact us.