Educator Tips: How to Choose an Appropriate Global Context Exploration

Jason Reagin
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Global contexts help us build a shared language to identify specific settings, events or circumstances to explore in our units. They provide a strong foundation for contextual learning and open our eyes to the many ways in which different things around us are connected.

In this Educator Tips video, watch MYP workshop leader Jason Reagin walk you through his process of selecting an appropriate global context exploration for an example unit. Use Jason’s tips to create authentic learning opportunities for your students and set your own process for choosing global context explorations.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is a global context exploration
  • Why the global context exploration is important
  • How to select the circumstance, event or setting through which to teach your unit

Toddle’s Educator Tips Series: Every educator has their own ways of creating magic in the classroom. Our Educator Tips video series features experienced educators sharing insider tips, tricks and hacks that have worked in their classrooms over the years.

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Jason Reagin
Jason Reagin
Jason Reagin has 23 years of experience in education. Originally from the US, he has taught in China, Bermuda and South Korea. He has been working with IB schools since 2003 and is also an IB MYP workshop leader, MYP/CP consultant, school visit team leader, and field representative since 2008. With a specialization is in MYP Design and DP Design Technology, he is currently the IBCP Coordinator at Chadwick International in Incheon, South Korea. You can learn more about him on his website -
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