The NEA Foundation is proud to announce the 2024 Global Learning Fellows. The new cohort will include 48 public school educators from 36 states. A year-long professional learning experience focused on educating and empowering students for global citizenship, the fellowship will enable fellows to enhance their knowledge and skills to bring global competency into their school communities and help students thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.
The 2024 fellows represent the depth and breadth of the teaching profession in urban, rural, and suburban communities. They work at work at elementary, middle and high schools and teach across a wide array of subjects including visual and performing arts, English as a second language, social studies, special education, and science. More than a third of the fellows are teachers of color. The diversity of this cohort provides a tremendous opportunity for the group to learn from each other.
Beginning this fall, The NEA Foundation staff, partners, and program alumni will support the fellows over the next year as they immerse themselves in online coursework, webinars, reading and reflection. The fellows will participate in a two-day professional development conference in October and a ten-day international field study to Costa Rica next summer. The field study brings the cohort together as they investigate the historical and cultural context of the country they visit and learn about its education system through meetings with policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders, as well as visits to schools to meet teachers, students, and administrators.
The fellows will conclude their fellowship with a capstone project that enables their learning to be shared more broadly with educators beyond the program.
Get to know all of the 2024 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows by visiting neafoundation.org.
The NEA Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2025 Global Learning Fellowship on December 1.