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.
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.