The NEA Foundation, a public charity founded by educators for educators, named Holly Miller, STEM teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, Hamilton Southeastern School District, as a 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. As a fellow, Miller will spend a year in a peer learning network, building global competency skills and complete a field study in South Africa.
"I am most looking forward to providing my students with an opportunity to see the world through a different perspective," said Miller. "I'm hoping to make lasting connections with other educators and students in South Africa."
"Holly continues a tradition of Hoosier educators participating in this valuable program," said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. "We've had members recently visit China and South Africa who then bring a piece of that culture back to the students in their classrooms, along with tools for becoming a global citizen."
Over the course of a year, the NEA Foundation staff, partners and field experts will support the fellows as they immerse themselves in online coursework, webinars and collegial study, including a two-day professional development workshop and a nine-day international field study next summer. The field study brings the cohort together as they investigate the historical and cultural context of the country they visit and interact with local educators, students, administrators and policymakers.
The 2019 fellows will use what they learn during the year to prepare their students for global citizenship. They will create valuable global lesson plans for their students that will be freely shared with educators across the nation and the world through open source platforms. They will also share their methods for globalizing instructional practice and advocate in their communities and beyond for global education.
Craig Hendrick, STEM teacher at Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy in Perry Township Schools, Indianapolis is the 2018 Global Learning Fellow, and Joyce Click, music teacher and choral director at North Central High School in Washington Township, Indianapolis was the 2017 Global Learning Fellow.
Get to know all of the 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows by visiting neafoundation.org.
More about the NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Since its founding in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. The Foundation elevates and shares educator solutions to ensure greater reach and impact on student learning. Visit the neafoundation.org for more information.