Global Passport


WWGS Global Passport



WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is now inviting post-primary schools to apply for the Global Passport Award.


What is the Global Passport Award?


The Global Passport Award is a Development Education (DE) quality mark, which offers schools a framework to integrate DE into their teaching and learning.

It is a self-assessed and externally-audited accreditation for DE that is open to all post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland.


“It showed us the path we should take to become more of a development education school.”Teacher participating in the WWGS Final Evaluation Report 2016

Awards


There are 3 different types of passport you can apply for depending on your school’s level of engagement with Development Education (DE):

  • Citizen’s Passport – for emerging engagement with DE

  • Diplomatic Passport – for established engagement with DE

  • Special Passport – for exceptional engagement with DE



What is involved?


You rate your school’s level of DE activity in 7 categories (passport ‘stamps’). The total score achieved in all 7 stamps will determine which of the three passport types is awarded.


“We found it very useful in our planning process. It is well laid out for us with the different headings and subheadings. It provided focus when we were planning any project or event. It ensured we remained within the boundaries of what development education is.”Carmel Neylon, Teacher, Gort Community School, Galway.


What are the benefits?



  • A pathway for students to explore and take action on local to global issues

  • An externally audited DE quality mark for your school

  • Validation and recognition for the DE work beingdone in your school

  • The opportunity to raise your school’s profile by showcasing and celebrating DE



What supports are offered?


WWGS provide a range of free supports to assist schools in applying for the Global Passport:

1. Workshops and support visits
2. Phone and email support
3. Global Passport Guide to assist your planning
4. Tailored resources and practical examples on each of the Passport ‘stamps’



Timeframe and Awards


The deadline for Global Passport applications is 28th February 2018. Awards will be formally presented at the WWGS Annual Conference April 2018. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase status as a WorldWise Global School Passport Holder.



It was brilliant. The steps are very well laid out.Teacher participating in the WWGS Final Evaluation Report 2016


How do I find out more and apply?


The deadline for Global Passport applications is 28th February 2018. Awards will be formally presented at the WWGS Annual Conference April 2018. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase status as a WorldWise Global School Passport Holder.

To registery our interest in the Global Passport please register your interest below. For more information please get in touch:

Email: global.passport@worldwiseschools.ie
Phone: 01 5547447


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST


Get Inspired!


If you are looking for a little bit of inspiration to get started, please click here for some examples of DE activities that have been undertaken by schools went on to achieve their respective Global Passport Awards.

Visit the Global passport resources tab to get examples of what schools have done in each of the stamp areas!



Video Guides


Teachers who have coordinated the Global Passport application in their school share their experience and advice on each of the stamps!

Click on the videos below for ideas on how to get started with each stamp!