Global Educators Program

Each year, our Global Educators Program send teams of secondary level teacher leaders (grades 6-12) to  Bangladesh and Singapore for in-depth field investigations of the water systems management strategies of two contrasting countries.


Singapore Investigation: World-leading Integrated Water Management Program featuring six inquiries, case studies, slideshows, and a rich collection of annotated links ready for classroom research and problem solving.


Bangladesh Investigation: A partnership between Water 1st International and Dushtha Shasthya Kendra empowering local ownership of systems that bring clean water and basic sanitation to families living in the slums surrounding urban centers. This field investigation includes five inquiries, case studies, slideshows, and annotated links ready for classroom research and problem solving.

Global Educators are responsible for three objectives

  1. Develop a deep understanding of the political, cultural, economic, ecological, educational, and engineering challenges and successes in each country.   
  2. Generate new or refining existing problem-based units that meet standards for the secondary classroom and lead to local/global actions with measurablewith measurable community impact.
  3. Design and lead a professional development pathway that inspires district-wide dissemination of critical new learning building a more relevant context for academic rigor. 

Bangladesh Investigation

Singapore Investigation