VIF and the NEA Foundation Partner to Provide Resources to Global Educators

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Up to 39 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows will receive access to VIF’s Global Gateway professional development and curriculum.

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Our partnership ... enables us to deepen our Fellows’ global learning experience, with access to an extensive set of learning tools and resources to strengthen their own understanding of global competencies to the benefit of their students.

VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Wednesday that up to 39 award-winning public school educators, the 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows, will receive access to Global Gateway.

The NEA Foundation is a public charity with a mission to advance student achievement by investing in public education that prepares all students to learn and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Global Learning Fellowship expands on this by engaging educators in a year-long global learning journey to acquire the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their daily classroom instruction, advance their profession, and thus contribute to the closing of the global achievement gap.

“In order for students to be prepared for the global age, their educators must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to teach in the global age,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Our partnership with VIF enables us to deepen our Fellows’ global learning experience, with access to an extensive set of learning tools and resources to strengthen their own understanding of global competencies to the benefit of their students.”

VIF’s Global Gateway system offers online educator professional development, curricular resources, digital badging for achievements and participation in a supportive community of more than 5,000 global educators worldwide. Through the use of Global Gateway, educators learn to effectively integrate global content into core instruction and plan implementation of strong world language and global competency programs.

“VIF’s partnership with the NEA Foundation is a natural fit,” said VIF CEO David Young. “Both organizations strive to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing environment, and we realize that the key to advancing student achievement begins with teachers. We look forward to working with the Foundation and their distinguished Global Learning Fellows to bring global education to classrooms across the country.”

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About VIF International Education
VIF International Education (http://www.vifprogram.com) builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable critical and creative thinking skills. A certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., VIF provides a pathway for teachers, schools and districts to become globally designated.

About Global Gateway
The Global Gateway system offers a simple integrated platform for educator professional development, lesson plans and classroom resources, digital badging for achievements and participation in an incredible collaborative community of global educators. Through purposeful ongoing Global Gateway professional development, teachers anywhere in the world can learn to effectively integrate global content into their core instruction.

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