These 4 Ideas Will Bring Global Competency to Your Classroom

By Barb Whitman
2017 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Executive Director
Ogden Weber UniServ Education Association

In February, Barb Whitman, a UniServ Executive Director from Utah, and 38 other educators from across the country, who make up the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellows for 2017, met face-to-face for the first time during a two-day workshop hosted by the NEA Foundation in Washington, D.C. The workshop comes as part of a year-long professional development experience to help educators build their global competency skills. In June, Whitman and the other Global Learning Fellows will travel

Professional Development and Educational Grant Opportunities From The NEA Foundation

The applications for the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship have closed, and we have been overwhelmed by the response! It blew us away that our first ever open application resulted in more than 450 applications! Many thanks to all who

These 5 Ideas Can Help You Think About Black History Month in a New Way

You’ve talked about Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. You’ve listened to jazz and hip-hop and talked about their roles in history. What else can an educator do for Black History Month?

The most

Educators Light Up the Stage at the NEA Foundation Gala

When 43 of the nation's top educators come together, magic happens.

One of the best moments of the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala 2017, held on February 10 in Washington, D.C., occurred when educator Craig Beals, of

Celebrate Educators! Watch the NEA Foundation Gala Live on February 10, 2017

Before the excitement of the Oscars and the Grammys, there’s a special kind of awards show you won’t want to miss. It’s time to celebrate our amazing public school educators — the men and women who make a world of difference

Apply to the 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Are you ready to make the world your classroom and teach your students to think globally?

The NEA Foundation's Global Learning Fellowship aims to help teachers incorporate a global perspective into their classrooms.

As a fellow, you will engage in

Our 3 Most-Read Blogs of 2016

In 2016, many educators like you applied for our education grants and explored our free global lesson plans. It’s no surprise then that our three most-read blogs of the year, below, covered grants and global learning. 

Did you miss out on

How Travel Can Influence Education: A Kindergarten Educator's Journey

By Sharon Davison
2016 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Article originally appeared on Education Week’s blog, Global Learning

Recently, Sharon Davison, kindergarten teacher at Allen Brook School in Williston, Vermont, traveled to Peru with a group of 30 American public school educators through the

The NEA Foundation Made Charity Navigator’s Holiday-Giving “Nice” List

This holiday season our giving mood goes way beyond educational grant opportunities.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, has awarded us a perfect, 100% score for our fiscal responsibility,

What We’ve Learned from 12 Years of Closing the Achievements Gaps

Our latest report, Closing Gaps, Sustaining Change, covers what we learned from our 12 year, Closing the Achievement Gaps Initiative, support of seven union-district-community teams. What exactly did we learn? This report includes analysis of

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