UNC World View connects Carolina to the world by equipping K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices and resources to prepare students to engage in our interconnected and diverse world.
In 2019, we served over 1,300 educators who collectively instruct over 100,000 North Carolina students. We have official partnerships with 96 community colleges, K-12 districts and schools across the state. But our programs are more than just large-scale conferences. We work with community college educators through the N.C. Scholar of Global Distinction Program and we work closely alongside teachers at every grade level through the UNC World View Global Fellows Program to develop new open-source curriculum resources. Engaging with publications like The OVERBook, Smithsonian Folkways’ musicians Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, and UNC’s vast faculty and global resources empowers teachers to bring the best in global content to their classrooms.
Our programming is dynamic and responsive, especially in changing times. We launched the first Global Education Leaders Abroad Cohort early in 2020, taking community college presidents, K-12 superintendents and their designees on a study visit to Ireland as they work to foster of pipeline of globally-minded K-14 students. Since then, we’ve created remote learning modules to deliver global professional development right to educators’ desks. We’ve spearheaded social media professional development through weekly Twitter chats and created a podcast to keep the global dialogue going.
All of this we have been able to accomplish with funding from our generous supporters, but there is still much work to do. Support the K-12 and community college educators and the students of North Carolina. Join us to keep the momentum going by making a gift to UNC World View today.
Photo taken October 2015.
Statement of Solidarity
UNC World View joins our university colleagues, educators and partners around the state, nation and world to strongly condemn the ongoing acts of violence and systematic racism that Black people and other people of color face. The events of the past few weeks have exposed inequities from inadequate healthcare and economic insecurity to lack of educational opportunity and unfair policing that impact people of color.
We mourn the recent death of George Floyd, a Black man who died due to the actions of police. We offer Mr. Floyd’s family, friends and his community our deepest sympathy for this senseless tragedy. And we mourn the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the hundreds of people of color who have been victims of countless acts of violence and racism.
UNC World View is committed to fulfilling the mission of serving K-12 and community college educators as together we prepare students to become global citizens valuing each and every person. We will continue to strive for equality and equity for every person. The University has compiled a list of resources and readings on systemic and structural racism. Please share the resources widely.
The time is now to take action and walk in solidarity with Black people and other people of color to create an environment whereby the personal rights, lives and dignity of each person is realized and respected. We at UNC World View have much work to do and will continue to be a space for learning, growth and community.
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