Global Education

Global education means preparing our students to be global citizens who are ready to investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, to understand their own perspectives and those of others, to communicate across cultural differences, and take responsible action for the benefit of both local and global communities.

Global education is important because, as global citizens, we are all in this together. Our individual actions can (and do) have global impact. Through effective communication and collaboration, we can find common ground and make a difference at home while exploring and positively impacting the world.

Global education starts locally. In areas like rural Nebraska, we are proud of our way of life and our communities. Global education is the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures, but to better understand and share our own culture. We can start the process by realizing what we don't know and being willing to learn.



Learning more about global education can seem daunting. In the LEARN section of this site, let me make it easier for you. I've included the resources I found most helpful in my own journey towards global competence as an educator and global citizen.


Once you feel confident enough to try incorporating global education into some of your current classroom lessons and activities, explore my favorite tools and some ideas in the TEACH section. Whether you are simply renovating a current lesson or creating an entirely new class focused on global education, I can help you get started.


Ready for some experiential learning? Explore the TRAVEL section to learn how travel opportunities can shape your perspectives as a global citizen and as a global educator.

About Me

Everyone has to start somewhere! My global education journey has taken me all the way from my tiny hometown in Central Nebraska to -- my tiny hometown in Central Nebraska. You don't have to move to a different country to be a global educator; make a difference from where you are!

This website is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and information presented are the participant's own and do not represent the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, the U.S. Department of State, or IREX.