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Global Education - NCDPI and CMS


The State Board of Education in 2014 and 2015 took action to provide statewide infrastructure that supports and guides educators in a common vision for global education North Carolina Public Schools. It designated recognition for educators, schools and districts that show significant focus and dedication.

Global Educator Digital Badge

  • At CMS, central office staff and teachers representing four learning communities and seven schools across the district are currently pursuing the Global Educator Digital Badge recognition at the state level.

Global - Ready Schools Designation

  • ​Piedmont Middle School received the Global-Ready School Designation at the Prepared level in the fall of 2015.  Piedmont Middle School was the first school in the state to earn the designation.
  • East Mecklenburg High School received the Global-Ready School Designation at the Prepared level in the fall of 2016.  East Mecklenburg High School was the first high school in the state to earn the designation.
  • E.E. Waddell Language Academy received the Global-Ready School Designation at the Prepared level in the fall of 2017.  E.E. Waddell Language Academy is the first K-8 Language Immersion school in CMS to earn the state designation.
For a power point presentation on the Global Ready School Designation Process and Guidance click GRS February 2017Presentation.pdf.

Global - Ready District Designation

  • ​​The North Carolina State Board of Education recognized Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as a Global-Ready District at the Prepared level on February 1, 2017.  CMS was one of the first two districts in the state to earn the designation.
  • CMS News Global Ready District​

Global Languages Endorsement

NC Dual Language/Immersion Programs

If you would like to receive regular updates on NC Global Education initiatives and professional development, Global Education news you can use, Global Education resources and opportunities for teachers, students and the classroom, then sign up for the Global Education Updates here

​If you would like to explore Global Education Resources visit the resources page provided by the state's global education task force: NCDPI Global Education Resources​

For a teacher guide to "K-12 Global Competence Grade-Level Indicators" see the P21 Partnership for 21st Century Skills page listed in the Related Links menu or click here​.

The "Framework for Developing Global and Cultural Competencies to Advance Equity, Excellence and Economic Competitiveness" has been designed by the U.S. Department of Education. It is research-based and provides a framework for the development of global and cultural competencies from early childhood through college. Educators can use the framework as a guide to consider how global competencies are developed over time and at different levels of education.

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