2014 Global Learning Fellow and educator at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, IA
This blog series features the 2014 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows, a cohort of 30 educators who participated in a year-long supported learning experience to build global competency skills. The fellowship included international field study in Beijing and Xi’an, China, from June 20-28, 2014.
I am a social studies teacher and avid historian, so traveling with the NEA Foundation and 30 other educators to see the sites of China described in textbooks and illustrated in videos was a
In 2013, the NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows traveled to Brazil and saw Companhia Urbana de Dança perform in Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by their story and performance, the NEA Foundation supported the company on a recent arts exchange to
Our summer blog series, A Student’s Perspective, explores the experience of public education through the lens of a student, poet Blessed Sheriff, a rising high school senior enrolled in the International
Nate Edwards, a mathematics teacher at Poplar Bridge Elementary School in Bloomington, MN, realized while traveling the world that he could use puppets to connect with people across language and cultural barriers.
In 2013, Loryn Windwehen and a cohort of 35 other educators travelled to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to visit classrooms and cultural sites as NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows. Below, Windwehen offers her advice to this
I entered teaching in 1978 at the culmination of one of the stormiest periods in Ohio labor history. I’ve seen the struggle up close. I also have seen progress born from a willingness to sit down and talk, to reframe questions, to listen to