Superintendent Announces Recipients of the
2018 Education for a Global Economy:
California’s Model Programs Award

The California Global Education Network (CGEN) looks forward to working with three award winners during the coming year to support and promote their global education efforts at Multicultural Learning Center Independent Charter (K-8, Los Angeles Unified School District), Vista Heights (6-8 Moreno Valley Unified School District), and Truckee Elementary School (Truckee Unified School District). See press release from the California Department of Education for more information.

Register for the 2018 National Geographic Bee

The Nat Geo Bee is an annual geography competition for students at the school, state, and national levels where students in grades 4-8 compete for a chance to win up to $50,000 in college scholarships. While students study for the Bee, they learn about the world, its people, and important historical events.

Register your school today and check out Kahoot! quizzes to get your class excited for the challenge.

Retracing our ancestors' global migration...

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Classroom Planet


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek is literally walking across the world, retracing the broad migratory pathways of our ancient human ancestors and slowing down to tell stories of people's lives that might otherwise remain untold. Check out inspiring photos, maps, videos, and exquisite writing at the dedicated Nat Geo website for Paul's Out of Eden Walk.

World of 7 Billion Video Contest

World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 - use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at

Contact us if you have any questions.

Katie Luoma

Population Education Fellow

World of 7 Billion: 

Population Education:

Global Exploration for Educators 

"I will talk about these trips all year in my classes. For so many of my students, my description of my travels will be the only exposure they will have to other countries and other ways of life."-Teacher Michael Baldwin, who's first time traveling abroad was with GEEO. 

Travel the world affordably, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom! 

Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1600 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. With GEEO educators can earn professional development credits and optional graduate credit while seeing the world. GEEO's trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests. The deposit is $250 for each program and then the final payment is due 60 days before departure. 

GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2017: Bali/Lombok, Bangkok to Hanoi, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, The Galapagos Islands, Greece, Iceland, India/Nepal, Bhutan, Ireland, Armenia/Georgia, Italy, Multi-Stan, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Peruvian Amazon, Peruvian Andes, Southern Africa, Vietnam/Cambodia, Balkans and, a Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll-free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 AM-9 PM EST.



Jesse Weisz
Executive DirectorGEEO Teacher Travel Programs

Phone: 1-877-600-0105