Global Classroom Project

Our Collaboration with College of Paul Fort Reims, France to work towards improving literacy at home and abroad

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

Pathway: Language acquisition

Partner Country: College Paul Fort Reims, France

Content Focus: World Language

Sustainable Development Goal: SG3 - Good Health & Wellbeing

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes:  Communicator, Global and Ethical Citizen

Partnership Description: The two schools will partner for students to identify a problem and solutions dealing with teen mental health and healthy eating with local foods.


FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker

Partnership Description: Students at Thoreau are collaborating with students at the Collège Paul Fort Reims, France to create a global call to action that impacts clean water and sanitation.


Global Classroom Project Leader

FCPS Global Classrooms