Resources for Partner Schools

Making school partnerships work

News Decoder typically engages with schools through annual, recurring school-wide partnerships. Our mission is to help students develop critical global citizenship competencies.

Throughout the year, we engage with students in a variety of ways. Faculty embed News Decoder activities into their classrooms. Global studies program directors and CAS coordinators incorporate us into their programs. Student clubs leverage our resources to improve the output of their school newspaper, for example, or to connect students with an interest in international affairs. Students also independently engage with us, including through our twice-yearly storytelling contest and to fulfill CAS requirements.

We understand that it takes initiative, lateral-thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to make a News Decoder partnership work in your school. We are not a one-size-fits-all resource that can be pulled off a shelf.

The resources provided below will provide you with a framework for incorporating News Decoder into your school and spreading information about our events among faculty and students.

School handbook

Faculty and students at our partner schools should refer to the handbook if they have questions about how to prepare for a webinar, produce a story for publication or make use of our other services throughout the year.

Decoders

Each month, we publish several “news decoders” on our site. Decoders are stories written by correspondents who have decades of experience covering historic global events.

Decoders are written with young people in mind: they explain geopolitical, economic, human rights, migration and environmental issues in plain language that does not assume prior knowledge of complex subjects.

We encourage educators at our partner schools to use our decoders as a teaching resource. Each decoder ends with a series of questions that can be used as a springboard for further student research and writing exercises, or to foster an in-class debate.

You can access our complete decoder archive.

Questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to make use of our services.

Resources for Partner Schools