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GCDC Levels of Participation & Program Fees

 

Global Classrooms® DC (GCDC) is the flagship education program of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). 

Through original global education curriculum and mini-simulations GCDC educates students grades 5-12 on current and pressing international issues and the work of the United Nations, while strengthening key skills including public speaking, negotiation, and writing. 

GCDC also organizes professional development workshops, and two Model UN Conferences including the Annual Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State.

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WANT TO TRY GLOBAL CLASSROOMS DC? 
Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to request a free trial of our curriculum with a sample teacher guide and student workbook.
We also recommend taking advantage of UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum, also available for free.
 

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Year-Round Programming & Model UN Training Conference 

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Registration

>> Register for Global Classrooms DC Programming for 2016 - 2017 here!


>> Registration for the Fall 2016 Model UN Training Conference & Professional Development Workshop has closed. 
 

Click here to for event coverage, and to read the speech 

by Keynote Speaker, Una Champman Cox Fellow and U.S. Foreign Service Officer Luis F. Mendez


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Academic Year-Round Programming provides educators, parents, and club leaders a variety of materials, speaking engagements, and professional development opportunities:

  • Curricular materials
    • Facilitation manual
    • Background guides and research packages
    • Topic and general United Nations activities
    • No-prep mini-simulations
    • Limited access to last year's curriculum
  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, and teacher PD throughout the year
  • Classroom visits from Professionals and Academics
  • The GCDC Advocate, a monthly e-newsletter with helpful articles, scholarship opportunities, and information on UNA-NCA events
  • Assistance understanding and using UNA-USA's Model UN App Curriculum available for free online
  • Conference fees not included in year-round program registration 


Add-ons to the Global Classrooms DC year round program include: 

  • Classroom visits from university students and volunteers through our Model UN Mentor program to help with Model UN Rules of Procedure, conference expectations, and mini-simulations in the classroom

  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State

  • Extra log-in to access curriculum online.

 




Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) Spring Model UN Conference: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 



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When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 9:25am - 4:00pm
(Staggered arrival and registration assigned by GCDC: 7:30am - 9:00am)

Where:
U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington, D.C.
Open to Middle and High School Students, grades 6 - 12

GCDC Registration is on a first-come first-served basis
(CLOSED) Priority Registration:
December 5 - December 19, 2016 (Closes at 5pm EST) 
*Only open to schools registered with GCDC Year-Round Programming

Public Registration:
January 5 - March 30, 2017 (Opens at 11am EST)

Late Registration:
March 31 - April 6, 2017 (Closes at 5pm EST)
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.

Click here to register for the
Global Classrooms DC Spring 2017 Model UN Conference



** Delegate Decorum & 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. **



Want to be the Secretary-General for the 
Annual Spring Model UN Conference?

Send your application to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  today!

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2017 Topics, Committees, and Background Guides

 

  • Human Rights of Refugees, United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) >> Background Guide
  • Technology for Sustainable City Development, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA): Special Summit >> Background Guide
  • The Situation in Somalia, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) >> Background Guide
  • Rising Sea Levels (Climate Change), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) *Middle School Only >> Background Guide
  • Access to Primary Education, African Union (AU) *Middle School Only >> Background Guide


Each topic has one committee for middle school students and one for high school students unless otherwise noted.







Required Forms for 5.2.17
(1) Media Release: due Thursday, April 20, 2017
(2) Security Form : Please include dietary restrictions/requirements on this form


U.S. Department of State and GCDC Security Information for Spring 2017
All individuals attending the May 2, 2017 Model UN Conference are required to submit information for security pre-clearance to enter the building. If this information is not provided by April 13, 2017 unfortunately you will be unable to attend the conference.
No changes to registration will be accepted after April 13, 2017.


Security Instructions
Please completed the security form (here ) by April 13, 2017. The U.S. Department of State 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 (DL /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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions about the security form.


Dietary Restrictions
Lunch is provided on May 2, 2017 as part of the delegate and faculty fee. Please include dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. vegetarian, no pork, etc.) on the security form beside the appropriate name.


Country Assignment Policy for Spring 2017
During registration groups may have list country requests, GCDC will do our best to accomodate these requests but make no guarantees.
Country assignments will be provided by GCDC after payment has been received.


Position Papers
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, and all position papers must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than
Monday, March 20, 2017 by 11:59 PM EST. 



GCDC Payment Policy for Spring 2017
Schools that have not submitted their payment by April 6, 2017 will unfortunately be unable to attend the conference. Groups may pay via check made out to "UNA-NCA" or pay online, payments will no longer be collected over the phone.
Click here to make a payment online.


GCDC Refund Policy
After March 3, 2017, UNA - NCA will only refund 50% of the delegate and faculty fees, as indicated on each school's most recent invoice.
After April 6. 2017, no refunds will be processed.
All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Transportation
If your school needs assistance finding transportation for May 2, 2017, please contact the GCDC office as soon as possible at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Financial Support
If your school is classified as Title 1 or low-income, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Director of Global Education, to review and discuss financial support that may be available.


Questions?
Contact the Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 202.223.6092  

 

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