A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group
Explore how filter bubbles shape our perceptions of the world, representation, and identity in social media, film, and journalism.
Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.
Who Should Register
Classroom teachers and school administrators.
Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.
Individual youth participants
Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.
Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.
Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.
Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.
Content is available in a growing selection of languages.
The same content, but explained through video conversations.
Module 1: Power The Invisible Strings
Youth understand the media’s ability to shape the way we think, and how it can contribute to bias. Understanding the importance of ‘filter bubbles’, and diverse representation, youth re-envision media to promote social justice.
Module 2: Popping The Bubble
Youth consider the digital divide between countries and engagement with diverse media sources. They explore misrepresentations and dive into the concepts of truth, accuracy, and algorithms.
Module 3: Everyday Shifting Shadows
Youth explore the environmental impact of the media industry, learning about the Green Production Guide, and eco-producers. They reflect on different types of reporting on issues such as climate change.
Module 4: Everyday Action
Youth read about the skills needed for a future in the film and media industry. They design goals in order to pursue a career in this field while attending to the importance of justice and sustainability.
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)
Career Ready Practices
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster (AR)
Journalism & Broadcasting Career Pathway (AR-JB)
Performing Arts Career Pathway (AR-PRF)
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
CASEL Social & Emotional Learning
Asia Society Global Competencies
21st Century Skills