My name is Heidi Hutchison and I became involved with The Global Classroom Project through participating in a Twitter chat in October 2012. It was the day after a little girl in Pakistan,Malala Yousafzai, was shot and that conversation forever changed my life and my heart. I became a globally connected educator. (Click here to read the original blog post.)

I have taught 4th and 5th grade at Friends School of Baltimore and will always be a teacher at heart, but this year, I am the Assistant Principal of our Lower School (Pre-Primary Division) and Service Learning Coordinator (K-12). I am passionate about teaching and learning, all things PBL and especially, "walking the talk!" I felt a tremendous void without this wikispace last year and Michael Graffin (co-founder) has graciously allowed me the opportunity to host the site again.

Michael Graffin and Deb Frazier are the founders of this wonderful project. Please read below to learn more.


The Global Classroom Project was co-founded in March 2011 by two teachers living on opposite sides of the world – Deb Frazier (Ohio, USA), and Michael Graffin (Perth, Western Australia). They had never met face-to-face.


Since expanding the scope of the project in June 2011, The Global Classroom Project has become a vibrant online collaborative community and global education network, helping to empower teachers and students around the world to explore new ways to connect, share, learn and collaborate globally.
We provide K-12 teachers with a global platform to find international connections and global learning opportunities, and play a vital role in supporting the growth and development of new global projects. One of these projects, The Travelling Rhino Project, went on to win the ISTE Online Learning Award in 2014.

You are warmly invited to explore our past and present projects, and are always welcome to join our collaboration spaces and projects.

Past Projects
Global Classroom 2011
Global Classroom 2011-12
Global Classroom 2012-13
Global Classroom 2013-14