NC Global Educator Digital Badge

The NC Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB) is a micro-credential established in 2014 by the NC State Board of Education as an Action Item of one of their five Global Commitments.  It recognizes educators who have participated in 100 hours of global professional development and designed/implemented a Capstone Project-- a curriculum instructional unit based on their state content standards and global competencies. This is a distinguished honor vetted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, including state, district, and school-level review processes. Capstone Projects are located in a state repository called Schoolnet and available to all teachers in North Carolina. 

Numerous educators in Buncombe County Schools have begun the NC GEDB journey; teachers, a media specialist, a school social worker, instructional support staff, and administrators are pursuing this prestigious professional micro-credential which affirms their authentic global commitment to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to embed global competencies in the curriculum to impact students' global awareness.

Inaugural Global Educator Digital Badge Recipients

Buncombe County Schools is proud to announce our educators who have earned the NC GEDB designation, including their respective Capstone Project titles:

Tsianina Tovar, 
Capstone Project: Immigration, "I am..."

Karie Gregory, Capstone Project: Child Poverty

DeLana Parker, Capstone Project: Making the World a Better Place: Compassion and Understanding Near and Far

Laura Mitchell, Capstone Project: Take a Walk in My Shoes: Empathy and Understanding of the Paths We Journey

Gabriela Bermingham, Capstone Project: Access to Education

Katharine Zamarra, Capstone Project: Americans: Eat More Insects!  Learn more about this Capstone Project.     

‚ÄčClaudia Sanchez, Capstone Project: "Cultural Diversity in My Community / La Diversidad Cultural en Mi Comunidad"

Claudia Gonzalez, Capstone Project: "Humans and their Global Footprint"

Shanna Buckner, Capstone Project: "Birthday Traditions Around the World"

Salome Loomis, Capstone Project: "My Surroundings and Yours"

Kristina Specht, Capstone Project: "Leadership Brief"

Lee Ann Smith, Capstone Project:  "Four R's for a Better World"

Lisa Bruet, Capstone Project: Folktales From Around the World

NC Global Educator Digital Badge Recipients
2020 Board Meeting/Global Educator Digital Badge Recipient Reception 

Global Education Digital Badge Recoginition
2017 Board Meeting/Global Educator Digital Badge Recipient Reception


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 NC Department of Public Instruction.

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