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Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community 

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>> Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open! Click here to register

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Community provides educators, parents, and club leaders with a variety of global education materials and opportunities to help teach international issues, run Model UN simulations, and develop global leaders:

  • Curricular Materials 
    • Welcome Letter for Educators
    • A hybrid curriculum that can be used both in the classroom and virtually
    • 8 monthly units to equip students with skills to discuss the United Nations, gender equality, human rights, climate change, and more! 
    • Two no-prep mini-simulations for almost every units, diving into global issues for students to learn more about
    • Educator's Guide, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit
    • Extra optional activities for each unit covering different international issues and the United Nations
    • An optional pen pal program to connect students within the GCDC network
    • Access to past Model UN mini-simulations for even more resources to prepare students for discussing international topics
  • Two faculty log-ins for GCDC's online platform
  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year
  • Invitations to monthly virtual Model UN committee sessions
  • Classroom visits and virtual presentations from Professionals and Academics in the international affairs field 
  • Visits from GCDC's Model UN Mentors
  • Subscription to the GCDC's monthly e-newsletter the GCDC Advocate 
  • Fall and Spring Conference fees not included in membership program registration (see information below)



Add-ons to the Global Classrooms DC Community include: 

  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference 

  • Registration and attendance to GCDC's Fall Model UN Training Conference and early registration for the Spring Model UN Conference


WANT TO TRY GLOBAL CLASSROOMS DC FOR FREE? 

Email gcdc@unanca.org to request a free sample of our curriculum with a sample teacher guide and student workbook.



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Fall Model UN Training Conference  

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>> Click here to read about the Fall 2019 Model UN Conference

>> Conference only open to GCDC Community members. Click here to join the GCDC Community

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Registration for the Fall 2020 Model UN Training Conference is open! Register before November 3, 2020.


The Fall 2020 Model UN Training Conference will take place virtually via Zoom over the week of November 16th in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization. The conference will provide an opportunity for newcomers to Model United Nations to participate in a conference designed to teach rather than compete. Those who have participated in Model UN are welcome, as well.

This year's conference will feature three General Assembly committees in which students will discuss the topic of "Access to Vaccines and Affordable Medicines" and one UN Security Council (Crisis) committee in which students will be confronted with an Ebola outbreak. Note that the crisis committee is only open to students that have previously attended three or more Model UN conferences (not exclusive to GCDC conferences). 

General Assembly Committee Sessions:
Committee 1: November 16-17 | 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Committee 2: November 18-19 | 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Committee 3: November 18-19 | 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Crisis Committee Session:
November 16-17 | 1:30-4:45 PM

In 2019, the Fall Model UN Training Conference focused on Malnutrition in a World Health Organization (WHO) committee. While hunger and malnutrition can be interconnected, they are two very different issues. One of the biggest differences is time: hunger is a temporary issue, but malnutrition is long-term issue. Malnutrition is when someone does not have access to healthy food for a long time, and the body cannot get the important nutrients it needs, causing serious health problems. Every country suffers from some form of malnutrition, whether it be obesity, stunting, overweight problems, or undernutrition. The health, social, and economic costs of malnutrition are high, but there are many possible solutions to help end malnutrition that students debated in this committee. 

The conference focused on building the basic Model UN skills of researching your country position, learning public speaking, and writing resolutions with your fellow delegates. Highlights included:


  • One-day conference hosted at the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's specialized health agency

  • Conference prep materials tailored for students new to Model UN in Unit 2 of the GCDC Community
  • Optional position papers! 
  • Opportunity to practice Model UN and work with students from all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region in a teaching environment

 




Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Spring Model UN Conference 

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>>  Click here to see our event highlights from our 2019 Spring MUN Conference

>> On March 17, UNA-NCA announced that, due to increased health concerns, the Spring 2020 Model UN Conference, originally scheduled for April 21, would be cancelled. We can't wait to see you all in 2021!

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SPRING 2020 MODEL UN CONFERENCE INFORMATION


The Spring Conference  is open to Middle and High School Students in grades 5 - 12. 
GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis

Spring 2020 Priority Registration:
December 9 - 20, 2019
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Community (Year-Round Programming)


Spring 2020 
Public Registration:
January 15 - March 23, 2020 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

Spring 2020 Late Registration: March 24 - March 30, 2020 (Closes at 5 pm EST)

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Any and all changes in registration must be communicated with GCDC as soon as possible. Due to building capacity, we cannot guarantee that changes in registration can be accommodated.

Delegate Behavior

Students and educators are reminded that they need to respect the space and behave accordingly at GCDC Model UN Conferences. Inappropriate and unprofessional behavior may result in your school or group being unable to attend future conferences.

Required Forms for Spring 2021 Model UN Conference

(1) Media Release : Signed forms for all attending students due 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 
If any guardian wishes that their child not be photographed, GCDC must receive an email at gcdc@unanca.org with their full name, school, country assignment, and committee by April 2. 

(2) Security Form : Completed forms with all dietary restrictions/ requirements due
Thursday, April 1, 2021

GCDC Security Information for Spring 2021
All individuals attending the 2020 Model UN Conference are required to submit information for security pre-clearance to enter the building. 
If this information is not provided by April 1, 2021 unfortunately you will be unable to attend the conference. No changes to registration will be accepted after April 1.

Security Instructions
Please complete the security form by April 1, 2021. The final security form will be uploaded once State Department confirmation is given.
GCDC requires the first and last name and birthdate of all attendees. All adults over the age of 18 must bring a Government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport). 
U.S. Citizens are not required to provide passport information unless they have an out of date or expired DL.
Non-U.S. Citizens are required to provide passport information for entry.
Please contact GCDC at 202.223.6092 or at gcdc@unanca.org if you have any questions about the security form.

Dietary Restrictions
Lunch is provided during the conference as part of the delegate and faculty fee. Please include dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, no pork, etc.) on the security form beside the appropriate name.

GCDC Secretary General Application for Spring 2021
Eligibility: must be a middle or high school student and have attended one other Model UN Conference (not including the GCDC November 2020 training conference).
To apply, please submit a 400 word essay on "What Does Model UN Mean to You?" to be posted on the UNA-NCA Blog, and a 500 word draft of your opening remarks for April 21 with the name of your school/Model UN group.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST to gcdc@unanca.org


Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2021
During registration, groups have the opportunity to list country requests. GCDC does our best to accommodate these requests, but make no guarantees. Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.

Position Papers for Spring 2021
In order to be eligible for a committee award, delegations must submit one (1) position paper per country (i.e. if two delegates are representing the United States, they will only submit one position paper between the two of them). 
There will also be an award for most outstanding position paper for each committee. Position paper requirements and guidelines can be found at the end of each background guide. All position papers for Public Registration must be sent to gcdc@unanca.org by March 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.
**Note: If a school registers during Late Registration, students must send their papers by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.
This deadline only applies to schools from Late Registration, and any papers coming from schools from Public Registration will not be counted.

GCDC Payment Policy for Spring 2021
Schools that have not submitted their payment by March 30, 2021 will unfortunately be unable to attend the conference. 
Groups may pay via check made out to "UNA-NCA" mailed to the UNA-NCA office or can be paid online (click here).

GCDC Refund Policy for Spring 2021
After February 26, 2021, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school’s most recent invoice. 
After March 19, 2021, no refunds can be processed.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to gcdc@unanca.org

Financial Support
If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please email Senior Global Education Manager Jaiya Lalla to review and discuss financial support that may be available.

Questions?

Contact the Global Classrooms DC office at gcdc@unanca.org or call us at 202.223.6092