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2011 - 2013 GoGlobal Applications Available

The application period for GoGlobal has closed. For more information please contact Lorrie Smith,  COO and GoGlobal program director, by clicking here.

Click here to learn more about GoGlobal Spain 2010
Click here to learn more about GoGlobal Japan 2010

Click here to read article from Charleston Gazette, July 21, 2010

Bridgeport High School Receives National Honor, click here for details.

Program Format

  • Applications are available for schools that wish to GoGlobal
  • Selected schools will have a GoGlobal learning team of at least four and no more than eight teachers from the same school
  • Team teachers will attend professional development, implement international education initiatives in their classrooms, and assist other teachers as the school goes global  
  • Schools entering the program will commit to two years of professional learning, participation in an on-going GATE program evaluation and to sustaining school-wide engagement
  • GoGlobal schools will receive funding for school activities, classroom supplies, team teacher incentives, and expert mentors to assist and support global immersion

Summer 2009

  • GoGlobal Team teachers attend four days of professional development – Immersion Academy Level I (single lodging, breakfast, lunch, materials, and instruction are provided at no cost)  
  • Each GoGlobal Team teacher will receive $300 in materials/supplies for classroom implementation
  • GoGlobal schools are assigned expert mentors to support job-embedded professional learning through the two-year process  
  • Mentors will conduct monthly conferences with teams and schedule on-site visits
  • Summer sessions model Japanese or Spanish immersion - schools may select a different culture for their school

Fall/Winter 2009 - 2010

  • GoGlobal Team teachers implement international education initiatives in their classrooms
  • GoGlobal Team teachers document best practices and submit implementation artifacts 
  • GoGlobal Team teachers attend two days of professional development  (location to be determined by group)
    • Day One - teams present best practices from classroom implementation  
    • Day Two - leadership and facilitation skills to assist with school-wide engagement strategies, program promotion and building advocacy for global learning  

Spring 2010

  • GoGlobal Team teachers continue international education initiatives in their classrooms
  • GoGlobal Teams develop plans for school-wide immersion experience for entire school (this experience will showcase student work and promote teacher recruitment)  
  • GoGlobal Team teachers create school-wide engagement plan for implementation during 2010-11 school year
  • GoGlobal Team teachers recruit school teachers to attend Immersion Academy Level I in preparation for 2010-11 school-wide engagement

Summer 2010

  • GoGlobal Team teachers attend four days of professional development - Immersion Academy Level II
  • GoGlobal Team teachers receive $200 in supplies/materials for classrooms
  • Recruitment teachers attend four days of professional development - Immersion Academy Level I
  • Recruitment teachers receive $300 in supplies/materials

 2010-11 School Year

  • School-wide engagement with support from Go Global team teachers and expert mentor


  • Total GoGlobal Team teacher incentives - $2,500 per teacher over two years plus $500 in classroom supplies
  • Total GoGlobal school incentives - $2,000 for school activities and more than $4,000 in classroom supplies
  • Statewide recognition as Go Global School
  • Six hours of graduate credit at no charge for team teachers

All educators’ incentives are for implementation, not for attendance to professional development sessions, and will not be pro-rated. Teachers who relocate to other schools will not be eligible for the incentives.


Selected Schools

Bridgeport High School, Harrison County

Greenbrier East High School, Greenbrier County

Hurricane Town Elementary School, Putnam County

Logan Elementary School, Logan County

Spring Mills Middle School, Berkeley County

Wildwood Middle School, Jefferson County

Woodsdale Elementary, Ohio County 


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