How I reached new heights as a global educator

In June 2013, 36 educators completed international field study in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the 2013 NEA Foundation-Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellows. Upon return, they created lesson plans, unit plans, and full curriculum integrated with global competency skills. To replicate these in your classroom and to discover new, global lesson plan ideas created by the Fellows, check out their open-source materials on our BetterLesson.com network page.

By Dr. Melissa Collins,

Empowering young students to act globally


How did being a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow change your students’ world?


As I traveled through Brazil, visiting schools during the Fellowship’s field study, a powerful message was being delivered. Even though I was so far from

Going to school in China

 

In June, 31 award-winning public school educators will visit schools in Beijing and Xi’an, China to observe high-quality teaching instruction and interact with Chinese teachers and administrators as our latest cohort of Global Learning

This is what STEM education in public schools can look like

By Harriet Sanford
President & CEO

What is aquaponics? Watch Milwaukee students explore the fields of aquaculture and hydroponics, as they discover real-life STEM solutions to food production in the videos below. 


 


They. Love. Science.


Students involved in the

What makes students globally competent? Global awareness to start

How a social studies teacher connected Brazil’s political unrest with history’s past struggles to help students learn.

 

 

By Josh Stumpenhorst, (pictured, above, third from the right) a 2013 NEA

Is teaching multicultural texts enough to prepare students for modern world?

By Karen Toavs, a 2013 NEA Foundation-Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and a member of the North Dakota Education Association


Searching for new and exciting ways to inspire student energy has always been an instructional focus of mine. The

9 ways to modernize your lesson planning


Photo by Flickr user U.S. Department of Education


Need help preparing your students to thrive in an increasingly flat world? Below, the Asia Society, a leading force in forging closer ties between East and West and our partners in global learning,

Global Curricula: How to Choose and What to Use

By Tony Jackson
Vice President for Education at Asia Society

Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes. As he lies in critical condition, one quote stands out for me above all others: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."


For a man who has changed this world, we should take

Brazil Blogging: “What Happens When You Take 35 Teachers to Brazil to Study Schools and Culture? Magic.”

By Jeanne DelColle
Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and history teacher at Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton, NJ



As a social studies teacher, I have always believed in the power of travel as an ultimate form of professional (and personal) development. Our world is growing increasingly flat thanks to social media and a 24 hour news cycle, but there is nothing

Brazil Blogging: “The Culture of Our Most Vulnerable Students”

By Joshua Parker
Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and English, Reading, World Languages Department Chair at Windsor Mill Middle School in Baltimore, MD

(Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti)


Passion. Purpose. Play. These elements artfully combined to create an unforgettable experience from the mostly male dance troupe known as the “Companhia Urbana de Dança” or the Urban Dance Company.


They

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