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Global competence teaching and learning for your classroom

World Savvy works with K-12 students, teachers and leaders to reimagine education in a global context so that all students, particularly those who have been marginalized, can thrive in a more interconnected, interdependent global age. World Savvy Classrooms provides a model for middle and high school teachers to integrate global competence into their curriculum. It combines professional develop...

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World Savvy works with K-12 students, teachers and leaders to reimagine education in a global context so that all students, particularly ...

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Project and problem-based learning support student inquiry and give students a purpose for their learning. It encourages them to think “What can I do to help?” And then they actually formulate ideas and work through a plan to do that. It gives the...

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World Savvy
Maggie Front
Mill Valley Middle School

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • a teacher, principal or education leader
  • who is passionate about the importance of a global education
  • Is entrepreneurial

World Savvy project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • See World Savvy in Action
  • Attend a 2 Day Teacher Intensive
  • Explore the Resources
  • Sign up

Time

Suggested: The program spans the academic year but you can begin to engage at any time. Introductory training will take place in October / November of the new academic year and you can begin preparing right away!

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the World Savvy

1 World Savvy projects have already been started

Meet the Social Innovator

Congratulations on your commitment to global education! Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to deeply engage your students in a global issue about which they’re passionate, and along the way, build skills critical for their future success in more diverse communities, workplaces and in a more interconnected world. We’re inspired by the stories we hear from teachers about how World Savvy Classrooms gives them the tools to inspire their students, and impact their learning and growth. We hope you’ll join us and become a part of World Savvy Classrooms!

Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy

Our impact so far...

  • 405,000
    Students
  • 3,000
    Schools

1 World Savvy projects have already been started

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  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

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    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

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    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

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