Go beyond the headlines to teach your students about global issues

The Educators’ Catalog delivers a monthly selection of explanatory articles to your inbox, building upon News Decoder’s innovative model of merging education and journalism to unpack complex global topics.

Each edition features four recent articles — written by News Decoder’s correspondents and youth journalists — designed to deepen readers’ understanding of global issues and spur critical thinking. An Editor’s Note accompanies each article to explain the selection and propose classroom exercises. Each article also ends with questions that prompt student discussion around the issues identified in the story.



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Engage your class in a global discussion

“Decoder Dialogues” is a series of free public webinars that bring experts and young people together around the same virtual table to tackle big — and sometimes controversial — topics. From climate change and technology to free speech and political movements, join the conversation on the issues that matter most to young people.

These events are free and open to all, but capacity is limited. Be sure to register your class in advance.




“The War in Ukraine” | March 2022

What does Russia’s invasion of Ukraine mean for the future of those two countries? For Europe? For the world? News Decoder correspondents and students from four continents engaged in a dialogue to tackle these crucial questions. Watch a 4-minute recap above, or the full one-hour discussion.


"Is Democracy Doomed?" | November 2021

Students from Belgium, Romania and the U.S. debated the future of democracy with a leading youth democracy advocate from the U.K. See the full replay here.


Have an idea for a future Decoder Dialogue? Contact us to get involved!


Nominate an inspirational global educator

Do you know an educator who is passionate about expanding their students’ global horizons? Someone who has introduced innovative tools or techniques into their teaching to help students better understand global issues and develop the skills of global citizens?

We’d love to recognize their work!

News Decoder’s Faculty in the Spotlight Series celebrates educators who are inventing or adopting global education best practices in their classrooms.

Part of being a global citizen is knowing what is happening in the world. If you want to communicate a story about a world event, photography is the best tool to do that… The approach I take in my classes is to challenge my students with finding alternative ways of communicating their message, through using things like still-life setups, photo manipulations or symbolic colors or lighting.


– Caleb Portfolio, Westover School, May 2021 Faculty Spotlight

Visit our Faculty Spotlights Archive to see what previously featured educators are doing to promote global learning in their classrooms.

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Get inspired in a global PD Day

News Decoder helps students expand their global horizons. But we also create opportunities for educators to learn about global citizenship, journalism education and media literacy.

In 2022, News Decoder will host our first Professional Development Day — a virtual session open to educators based anywhere in the world. The seminar will feature experts on global education, breakout sessions to dive deeper into issues and opportunities to learn and share best practices.

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Global Educators Community

News Decoder hosts online discussion forums on LinkedIn and Facebook for teachers like you who are committed to global education. Share articles, post ideas and gather feedback from a community of educators based all around the world.


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