Blue Planet Global Education is a non-profit organization that offers professional development in writing- and arts-based global competence for teachers, schools, and school districts.
The organization also offers complete lesson plans and curricula that enable teachers and parents to easily bring creative, cross-cultural education into their classrooms and homes.
Blue Planet was founded in 2008 by long-time educators Cora Bresciano and Susan Gay Wemette, who continue to lead the organization today.
In online programs designed for individual teachers, single schools, or school districts, Cora and Susan teach educators to use creative writing and the arts, including virtual and augmented reality, to engage their students in meaningful global education projects.
Through personalized coaching, they lead teachers through the process of creating international collaborations between their classes and classrooms in other countries. These unforgettable experiences have students using creative writing and the arts to establish common ground between cultures and to create original stories through which they teach and learn about their own homes and the wider world.
Blue Planet’s creative lesson plans and curricula have been created and refined over twelve years of global education initiatives. They align with widely-used educational standards and have been enjoyed by teachers and students worldwide.
Through the Story Ambassadors program, Blue Planet teaching writers and teaching artists have worked directly with more than 5,000 students from five continents, connecting them in creative story exchanges across geographical and cultural borders. Because of the global pandemic, Story Ambassadors is currently on hiatus; we expect it to return when the crisis abates.
This work of crafting and exchanging stories across borders is creative and innovative, increasing student engagement and learning. It also contributes to international understanding, world peace, and the celebration of the rich diversity of humanity.