Andrea Eisenberger, Renaissance Academy art teacher, has been selected as one of 48 educators nationwide to participate in the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s 2018 Global Learning Fellows program.
According to the NEA Foundation’s announcement, the selected educators “hail from schools in 47 states, plus one Department of Defense school abroad, and in rural, suburban and urban communities. They teach all grade levels – and all subjects: from visual and performing arts to agri-science, vocational studies to history.”
As a part of the program, Eisenberger will participate in a yearlong professional learning course focused on global education. Additionally, the fellowship includes a two-day training in Washington, D.C., this fall and a nine-day field study in South Africa in July 2018. Global Learning Fellows are also encouraged to create and share global lesson plans with other educators on an open source platform.
The Global Learning Fellowship program aims to equip educators with the knowledge, skills and disposition to teach in and prepare students for the global age, according to the NEA Foundation. The program website states that “educators have an opportunity to lead the profession by acquiring the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their daily classroom instruction, advance pedagogy in their school/district, prepare students to thrive in the flattened global age, and thus contribute to the closing of the global achievement gap.”
To see all 48 of the 2018 Global Learning Fellows or learn more about the program, visit the Global Learning Fellowship webpage.
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