International Education Week: Kaneohe teacher reflects on global learning

~ “Are we willing to take our teaching and learning out of the classroom and around the world?”

Jonathan Gillentine NEA Foundation 2014

This week is International Education Week, and the NEA Foundation will be sharing on their Web site and via Facebook and Twitter, reflections on global learning from eight of our Global Learning Fellows, including, Jonathan Gillentine, a Preschool-inclusion educator at Reverend Benjamin Parker School in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

During this week around the world, individuals and institutions worldwide celebrate the benefits of international education— together or in their own communities— by participating in exchange activities. It is a great time to share knowledge gained from these educators, who have spent a year as a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow, building their own global learning competencies and opening the world to their students.

Reflections: Three years’ worth of Global Learning Fellows share their experiences
In this series, we hear from NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows about how a global professional development experience such as this one, has the power to transform practice and learning, at home, in school, and throughout communities. What does it mean to educate students for life and work in the global innovative age?

READ: “The best lessons are learned in unexpected places”, By Jonathan Gillentine, Class of 2012

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Reflections: Three years’ worth of Global Learning Fellows share their experiences
In this series, we hear from NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows about how a global professional development experience such as this one, has the power to transform practice and learning, at home, in school, and throughout communities. What does it mean to educate students for life and work in the global innovative age?

Read more reflections HERE>>>

Global Learning Fellowship
The NEA Foundation recognizes that in order for students to prepare for the global age, the educator must first be equipped with the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to teach in the global age. By participating in the Global Learning Fellowship program, 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.

See Global Lesson Plans Here>>>
Find out about International Education Here>>>