BCS Advantage Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 9

the more the students are exposed to the greater world the greater their hearts grow.” Why is a global education so important for students? “We live in a global world where we can text, chat, call, email, video chat, etc. with people in other countries at the click of a button. Global education gives students, teachers, and administrators a more open mind and a greater understanding of people. These skills enable people to grow and expand. It gives them wings to see the bigger picture with a wider perspective while also appreciating from where they come. By traveling to other countries and bringing the first-hand knowledge and opportunity for my students to have meaningful communication with students on the other side of the world, I am helping to create global citizens who are more understanding, more aware, and more knowledgeable.” Ms. Mitchell’s trip to South Africa is arranged through Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding), and The Beattie Foundation is funding her trip. Ms. Mitchell is also pursuing her Global Educator Digital Badge. She is an active blogger who chronicles all of her global activities! Go to BCSAdvantage.org for a link to read more about her trip. 7