Nobis Project Launches Nobis World: Helping Teachers Build Globally Relevant and Culturally Responsive Classrooms
SEP 03 2013

Nobis Project launches Nobis World, a new professional development program for K-12 teachers which offers the exciting opportunity for teachers to travel domestically or abroad to experience cultures different from their own. Training teachers through the Nobis World program has the potential to impact thousands of students across the country. In our increasing globalized society, young people have a right to an education that prepares them to become informed, active, responsible and contributing global citizens. Nobis World is designed to help prepare educators to meet this goal.

The goal of the Nobis World program is to expand teachers' knowledge and experiences and, in turn, enrich their students' learning and global awareness. As part of these group excursions, teachers will be immersed in another culture, engaged in community service with a local organization and trained by Nobis Project on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.

Summer 2014

In the summer of 2014, teachers can learn how to create more culturally responsive and globally relevant classrooms by traveling to the following locations for an experience of a lifetime.

Savannah, Ga. & The Lowcountry
Preserving African-American & Gullah History in the Lowcountry
July 13-17, 2014

Watch our Savannah, Ga. & The Lowcountry Slideshow

During the Savannah, Ga. five-day program, participants explore the preservation of African-American history and culture in Savannah and Georgia's coastal islands. Through a service-learning project and cultural immersion, teachers explore how different museums and heritage organizations preserve the history of African-Americans in the Lowcountry. Focusing on the themes of race, slavery, and the education of African-American’s this program considers two different experiences: the urban environment of Savannah and the rural Gullah culture on the barrier island Sapelo.


Dominican Republic
Building Global Relationships, Understanding Global Poverty
July 24-31, 2014

Watch our Dominican Republic Slideshow


During the Dominican Republic eight-day excursion, participants travel to the small, Caribbean beach village of Cabarete. Here they will experience another culture, learn about its history and build relationships with people from the community. Teachers will engage in community service with organizations whose work centers on the education, health and welfare of Dominican and Haitian immigrant families living in poverty. Teachers will establish reciprocal partnerships with these organizations and the international community for future collaboration with their classrooms.


In all Nobis World programs, teachers receive professional development training in using technology as a tool for global civic engagement. The Nobis Global Action service-learning model provides a researched and teacher-tested framework for teachers to integrate their experience and the newly-formed relationships back into their classroom.

The Nobis Global Action Model is helpful for schools with large immigrant populations, in racially or economically diverse schools and in more homogeneous student populations to expose students to the value of learning from different perspectives. This model provides a framework for teaching 21st Century Skills, meets Common Core standards and is appropriate for K-12 students.


Registration is currently open for these programs and ends February 1, 2014. Space is limited to apply early. Teachers interested in Nobis World can visit to learn more about the itineraries and cost.


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