Finding Global Partnerships


If you are interested in creating or identifying a global partnership so that students have authentic learning experiences where they can develop as global thinkers, please complete the teacher request form. This form will be sent to me (Edna Phythian, HPISD's Global Connection Liaison); I will serve as your thinking partner and will help you to secure the support needed so you can facilitate meaningful global learning experiences for your students.


Edna Phythian

Global Partnership Badge

The HPISD Global Partnership Badge is awarded to all teachers who create the opportunity for students to collaborate with peers around the world in order to achieve district and/or curricular goals. Learn more about how you can earn a global partnership badge.

Here are resources for finding collaborative opportunities for students:

  • Kidlink
  • Skype in the classroom  
    • Skype in the classroom is a way to meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom.
  • Global Nomads Group (GNG)
    • Global Nomads is an international NGO whose mission is to foster dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth. GNG engages and empowers young people worldwide using media, including: interactive videoconferencing, webcasting, social networking, gaming and participatory filmmaking. 
  • ePals Global Community
    • ePals is the leading provider of safe collaborative technology for schools to connect and learn in a protected, project-based learning network. With classrooms in 200 countries and territories, ePals makes it easy to connect learners locally, nationally or internationally. 
  • British Council Schools Online (Previously known as: Global Gateway) 
  • iEARN
    • iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies.
  • IREX 
    • IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.