The world is the best classroom: Culture through students’ eyes

Crystal Thiele is a 5th grade educator in Brooklyn, N.Y. She recently received an NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership grant to learn techniques for gathering oral histories. She brought her knowledge back to help her students learn more about their own histories. Here’s what she had to say about her project and its impact.

Tell us a little about your project.

I took part in an oral history gathering expedition in Russia’s Far East, Kamchatka. I trained in collecting culture with Dr.

A Winning Streak!

We are delighted to share that The NEA Foundation has earned our 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! Each year, Charity Navigator rates thousands of charities on financial health, as well as accountability and transparency. 4-stars

The Traveling Teacher Visits Wenhui Middle School

Today, we are featuring insights from Mandy Manning, a 2017 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow, who just completed her international field study, which included visiting a Beijing middle school. Mandy is an English language development

Announcing the 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows!

Congratulations to the 48 educators who have been selected as 2018 Global Learning Fellows!

The newest members of the NEA Foundation family hail from schools in 47 states, plus one Department of Defense school abroad, and in rural, suburban, and

Partnering with the NEA Foundation to bring diverse books to students: Q&A with First Book founder Kyle Zimmer, Part 2: Working Together

Earlier this month, we brought you stories of the NEA Foundation Special Edition collection, diverse books and authors our two organizations are bringing to public school educators in Title 1 schools. This week, First Book President and CEO Kyle

Partnering with the NEA Foundation to bring diverse books to students: Q&A with First Book founder Kyle Zimmer, Part 1: Stories for All Project™

The NEA Foundation has partnered with First Book to bring books with diverse authors and characters to students. The Foundation and First Book share a vision of a great education for every student, no matter their background or ZIP code, and

Hands-On Experiential Learning: Growing Job and Life Skills Through Gardens

Sabrina Conner is an intervention specialist at Strongsville Middle School in Strongsville, Ohio. Sabrina is passionate about her role in building happy lives for individuals with autism. Away from school, you will find her enjoying the outdoors,

The NEA Foundation Has a Grant Application for You!

Photo: Educator Katrina Macht video chats with her students while in Panama

Educators are full of innovative ideas to improve their own teaching and their students’ learning. But in many cases, their schools and districts simply

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

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

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