Brazil Blogging: Rio de Janeiro School Visits

By Noelle Clark
Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Instructional Facilitator and Tutor at Evansville Elementary School in Evansville, WY


Fellows gather to learn how a high school in Rio de Janeiro integrates technology into instruction and learning to better prepare students for a rapidly changing world.


In Rio de Janeiro, educators focus on solutions, said Fellow Loryn Windwehen, a seventh grade teacher from San Antonio, TX, during a school visit. The teachers we visited already knew the obstacles their students faced, and rather than dwell on their have-nots, they focused on solutions. Many of those solutions stemmed from the

Brazil Blogging: Stepping into Sao Paulo Classrooms

By Loryn Windwehen
Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Teacher at Harris Middle School in San Antonio, TX

Windwehen gets a smile out of students at Escola Henrique Demont in Sao Paulo. (Photo by Tyler Reynolds-Rothstein of Pearson Foundation)


"Bom dia!" The students of São Paulo were thrilled to meet us. Their smiles filled their faces as they

Blogging from Brazil: We Arrive in Sao Paulo

By Robert Adams
Member, Board of Directors
The NEA Foundation

The Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellows 2013 Study Tour began in São Paulo on June 20, 2013. The Fellows arrived in Brazil at an important moment in Brazilian history. More than a million people mobilized across Brazil to advocate for

Educators Embark on a Global Education Adventure


Automation of jobs. Globalization. Demographic shifts. New skill demands. These forces are necessitating that students learn differently in order to thrive in the interconnected world. But, how does that happen?


In June, 36 award-winning educators

New Online Games Let Students Tryout STEM Careers

According to a recent national study, across the fields of Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Math, job postings outnumbered unemployed people by almost two to one, while, overall, unemployed people outnumbered job postings by well more than

Huffington Post Blog: Helping STEM Take Root

"Helping STEM Take Root: Engaging the Minds of Students" 


By Harriet Sanford

President & CEO, The NEA Foundation


“To see a hopeful future for science education, look no further than the Raccoon Creek watershed in rural Ohio. There, Vinton

From the classroom to Mars: Loving science and math

When the Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet weeks ago, many Americans rekindled their love affair with space exploration. The small rover’s ability to touch the hearts of millions of Americans from light-years away begs the

2012 China Experience: Global Engagement

On our final day of the trip, after visiting a middle school in the suburbs of Shanghai, the Global Learning Fellows sat down together for a group discussion about their overall Global Learning Fellowship experience. The conversation focused on

2012 China Experience: Global Competitiveness

On Monday, the Global Learning Fellows met with leaders of Fastco Shanghai Trading Company, the Fastenal Asia Sourcing and Trading Company. Fastenal is a global manufacturing leader that sells industrial and construction supplies around the

2012 China Experience: Global Perspective

Visiting the Beijing Jinsong Vocational School and Dinner Meeting with Intel’s Julia Zhu


On Thursday Global Learning Fellows got an up-close look at some aspects of Chinese education. We started the afternoon with a tour of Beijing Jinsong

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