Global Leaders

The world as we know it is changing. Global Leaders prepares students to become globally competitive for their future careers and success.


Global Leaders prepares students for a modern workforce by integrating global issues, current events, and global competencies into existing school priorities.

Being equipped with problem-solving skills prepares students to successfully navigate the global marketplace and think critically about the world around them.

Why Global Leaders?

How old do you have to be to change the world?

  • Can seventh graders tackle the effects of climate change?
  • Can fourth graders improve the health and well-being of people halfway around the world?
  • Can first graders create solutions that address food insecurity in their community?


At Participate Learning, we believe it’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking globally.

Why choose Global Leaders?

Global Leaders is a holistic framework that complements your existing school priorities. We provide the support schools need to ensure a global experience for all students and colleagues to help achieve the following goals:


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Promote Career Readiness and Global Citizenship

We provide educators with the tools to promote student career readiness and global citizenship.
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Prepare Students to Lead

Strategy coaches help teachers design action-driven learning experiences that prepare students to lead in a complex and changing world.
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Create a Global School Culture

We empower administrators to lead a school community with a unified global focus.

Methods of Support

Why Action-Driven Learning?



Action-Driven Learning supports academic skills and global competencies

Global Leaders is a framework that encourages academic learning with purpose. We call this action-driven learning.

Action-driven learning experiences support our students in building academic skills and global competencies while they take action towards a vision of a better world.

Through action projects focused on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Global Leaders students experience learning that goes beyond mastery of specific academic skills.

“The more children learn about the world, the more they realize what is possible.”

–Katie G., former Participate Learning Ambassador Teacher

Former Ambassador Teacher Katie Gourlay

Create environments that are rigorous, standards-aligned, and engaging.

All students need to know how to read, write, and do math, but they also need to know how to apply these academic skills in real-world contexts. This is what global citizens do.

Our partner schools develop students with the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to be global leaders–students who create solutions, tackle difficult problems, and affect change in their communities and beyond.

What does it mean to be a Global Leader?

As students engage in global learning, they develop a combination of attitudes, skills, and knowledge that demonstrate ten core competencies. These competencies empower learners to pay attention to the world, feel connected to it, and take action to make it a better place.

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Global Leaders Pathway Designations

As teachers in our Global Leaders’ schools advance through their own learning, they progress through three specific designations–each corresponding to a deepening of their skills as Global Leaders learners and educators.

At every stage of the Global Leaders Pathway, partner schools are recognized for their accomplishments. From banners to display in the school to social media campaigns and shout-outs, we work alongside our partners to highlight and celebrate successful implementation and pathway progression.

Ready to experience the impact of global education at your school?

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