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Join Us This Fall for Blue Planet’s 4th Annual Teacher Institute!

Faces and Spaces: Teaching Identity, Culture, and Geography through Global Education

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The world is vast and filled with billions of our fellow humans, all of whom are experiencing the spinning of this planet through the lens of their own existence—through the stories they tell themselves about the world.

Consider this: we tell ourselves stories all the time about how different we are from the people in other nations.

With Blue Planet’s focus on creative international projects that unite students across borders, we aim to change the stories that we hear and absorb and believe about each other. Our students educate and enlighten each other by telling their own stories about the places they live, the cultures they inhabit.

They also make up stories—about imaginary lands, new constellations, monsters and angels and ordinary kids. They tell these stories to each other through creative writing–and also through art or drama or dance.

And as these stories come together in a beautiful collaborative project, the children of two cultures come together, too. Borders disappear like train smoke. The world becomes a little smaller and a lot friendlier.

The stories our students tell themselves about the world become positive and exciting. Not scary and forbidding.

It’s our hope, and our belief, that this process, this creative exchange of stories across borders and cultures, will change the world. In a small way, perhaps…but in a small positive way.

That’s our story. We’d love for you to be part of it. Explore our site and see what kind of amazing things we can do together.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Our dynamic professional development workshops inspire teachers worldwide to bring global education into their classrooms.

Story Ambassadors

Story Ambassadors

Connect your students to a group of their peers in another country through a creative story exchange.

Teacher Institute

Teacher Institute

Our annual professional development weekend filled with hands-on workshops, theme talks, museum visits, and more, The latest in global education, led by experts from around the world.

Praise From Our 2016 Institute Participants

"I have never experienced such a professional and yet casually comfortable approach to an institute, and I really cherish this experience. I am already looking forward to next year!"

Praise From Our 2016 Institute Participants

"I loved the international level of cross-cultural understanding with peer-to-peer questions and participation."

Praise From Our 2016 Institute Participants

"Amazing weekend – inspiring and powerful. All of the personal touches – food and receptions – created a comfortable learning environment."

Praise From Our 2016 Institute Participants

"The whole institute was an eye-opener for me. I like that it challenged me to be the kind of teacher I can be and that I want to be."

Dr. Charles Gleek

Global Educator / Florida Atlantic University

"Carve out space in your summer and attend Blue Planet's Summer Institute. Whether you're a novice or a veteran in your discipline, the work that's done during the Institute will profoundly impact your practice. Equally, the people you'll meet and learn with will become a valuable professional network."

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