Our integrated curriculum is designed to engage students through inquiry and project-based learning, with an emphasis on global citizenship. The learning process is scaffolded through three stages of investigation in each unit of every course and within single-unit Mastery Projects.
Learning Hard Skills
Students learn core concepts, vocabulary, and formulas necessary to understand and explore thematic content
Exploring World Context
& Testing Credibility
Students explore real-world applications through field experiences and connections that bridge classroom and the world
of Concepts & Skills
Students synthesize learning from internal and external investigations to produce hands-on projects that combine hard and soft skills
A powerful foundation or engaging complement to your school
We offer a range of standards-aligned curriculum options that unite school and the world, including STEAM*, Humanities, and Elective courses. Schools can also select from over 50 Mastery Projects, which supplement existing curriculum for Grades 6-12. Comprehensive implementation of curriculum can be delivered through a full scope and sequence of our standards-aligned courses. *STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics
Courses can be adopted using Edsero, Global Learning Models’ Digital Textbook (no LMS required), or may be installed for use within a pre-existing LMS (Buzz, Canvas, etc.).
Students demonstrate mastery through individual and collaborative Action Projects. With specifically defined rubrics embedded in each course, students can capitalize on their strengths, learning styles, and interests by applying them to coursework, while teachers are able to assess, grade, and provide targeted feedback efficiently.
Our curriculum integrates traditional subject disciplines within globally and locally relevant thematic courses. For instance, our Water course incorporates algebra, chemistry, and more:
Water | STEAM
Are you thirsty? Are you clean? Have you watered your plants today? In this course, you will explore the resource that’s essential for all life: water. Throughout the course, you will research how water usage and access compares around the world, and learn how this resource is at the same time abundant and scarce.
- Science: .5
- Math: .25
|Course Units||Traditional Subject|
|Unit I. 71%||Pre-algebra, Earth Science|
|Unit II. 4.4 Billion||Pre-algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science|
|Unit III. 212°||Pre-algebra, Chemistry, Earth Science|
Technology is changing how we learn, and knowing how to use it is an essential skill set for success and innovation in the workplace. GLM’s curriculum and professional development programs provide a platform for students and educators to practice blended learning and utilize appropriate high and low tech applications through digital curriculum, on-site and virtual observations, and personalized coaching.
Introducing a global perspective encourages students to invest themselves genuinely in their school, community and the world.
Scope and Sequence:
Global Design Design
Embedded within Global Learning Models curriculum, the City2ClassroomTM program provides structure and depth to External Investigations. Moreover, it proves an efficient and impactful way to implement career and technical education (CTE).
Through corporate and nonprofit partners, our program exposes students to real-world environments where they apply the subjects and skills they learn in the classroom with established professionals and industry leaders. The City2Classroom model invites employment certifications and open badging opportunities, as well.
Standards and Source Codes
Our integrated curriculum is fully accredited and developed in alignment with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and United Nations Sustainable (formerly “Millennium”) Development Goals to ensure academic excellence. Every Global Learning Models course and Mastery Project provide documentation for cited standards alignment and source codes. All courses may be aligned with relevant state and local standards. Please contact us if you require local alignment.