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OUR MISSION

Global Education Allies is committed to exploring and promoting happy learning environments worldwide, learning from spaces that nurture ideas of belonging, empowerment, tranquility, and verve, and facilitating collaborative insights into 21st-century questions, with the goal of enhancing both educational settings and personal fulfillment.


Our Focus

Global Education Allies curates immersive experiences at diverse locations, transcending traditional classroom boundaries, and creates spaces for educators, students, and/or community leaders to travel the world and lead meaningful conversations on a global level. 

 

GEA believes travel and learning should be fun, meaningful and investigative. Our investigative trips often take us to locations that excel in the following ways: They empower students and teachers, execute strategies for well-being, value student voice, encourage skills for a sustainable future, value diverse knowledge systems, nurture compassionate classrooms, celebrate the arts, facilitate culturally competent teaching, incorporate the outdoors, and support overall innovative and engaging teaching practices.
 

Our Guiding Principles 

We do this through our guiding principles: 

  • Build a RECIPROCAL exchange of ideas and best practices at the locations we visit.

  • Value the RELATIONSHIPS we build at every school and community we connect with.

  • Create an environment of REFLECTION on our investigative journeys. 

  • Foster mutual RESPECT and enhance that respect through a rich library of resources and optional study materials for before and after our programs.

  • Act in RESPONSIVE ways within the cultures we visit and implement and demonstrate culturally competent techniques throughout our journey.

  • Foster an environment for REJUVENATION, encouraging connections with fellow students and educators, providing space to connect with the natural environment and encouraging practices that promote well-being.

LEARNING OUTCOMES​

GEA leads teachers, administrators, students, and community leaders on organized tours with these specific objectives in mind:

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

#1 HAPPINNESS

Gain insights into the principles of happy learning environments and the best practices associated with them. Through collaborative discussions, explore the components of happiness, and develop the skills to further cultivate reflective, rejuvenating, creative, and compassionate practices. By learning from local and global examples, enhance your self-efficacy in creating happy spaces of learning and take these same ideas home to enrich your personal life.

  1. Maximize human potential

  2. Cultivate the vision and skills needed for a more sustainable future 

  3. Hone the skills and attitudes needed for future generations to lead a more meaningful, fulfilling and prosperous existence 

  4. Nurture the shared stories that highlight our common human experience, and celebrate and recognize the differences that make our world community richer

our story

Over the past nine years, we have organized numerous professional development excursions to the US, Northern Europe, East Africa, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. A significant number of our 600+ past participants are returning alumni from previous programs. We have worked with 60+ different schools, non-profit organizations, universities, national centers of testing, and ministries of education. Our teachers have built a strong community of practice, exchanging ideas and doing collaborative projects in their classrooms.

GEA’S "FOUR HOPES FOR OUR SCHOOLS"

"As a classroom community, our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another's voices, in recognizing one another's presence."
-Bell Hooks

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