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 these resources in 2016? Start the new year off right by exploring the funding and free lesson plans, plus an exciting global fellowship opportunity!

Combining Fun with Fundamentals: Innovative Education Programs in the 21st Century, August 2016

In this fun, Q&A series, we talked to Joe Pizzo, an English educator at Black River Middle School in Chester, New Jersey, whose NEA Foundation Grant helped him develop a project that’s still engaging students years later. Here’s what he told us. We’ve included some of his students’ projects for you to see as well! Have a similar great idea but lack funding? Apply for a grant to fund your classroom project or professional development experience. Deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15, 2017.

5 Elementary Global Competency Lesson Plans for Next Fall, June 2016

Are you an elementary school educator? Check out these lesson plans, available for free on open source platforms, like VIF International Education and Curriki, that incorporate global competency into everyday classroom settings.

Lessons Learned: What Students Should Understand About Culture and Global Competency, January 2016

This guest blog comes from Diana Wedl, an educator at Carpenter Elementary School in Carpenter, Wyoming, and a 2015 Global Learning Fellow. Diana participated in the year-long fellowship to build her global competency skills, and, here, she shares her experience in Peru! Want to become a Global Learning Fellow? Now’s your chance! All active NEA members, who are current K-12 classroom teachers, can apply to participate from now until Feb. 28, 2017. This is the first year we’re accepting open application, so don’t miss out!

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