Wolf represents CASNR in Global Guides Program
FOR IMMEDIATE REEASE
November 3, 2023
Contact: Jon Wogman,
Director of Global Education Programs World Food Prize Foundation
JWogman@worldfoodprize.org (515) 245-3785
DES MOINES, Iowa—Outstanding educators from 18 states and four countries convened in Iowa last month to participate in a unique professional development experience called the Global Guides program. Hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation and the Global Teach Ag Network, the Global Guides brought educators together for conversations and innovative learning opportunities with scientists, policymakers, and hunger fighters from around the world.
Brianne Wolf, global learning coordinator at University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, was selected to join the elite program that included 40 hours of immersive programming as part of the World Food Prize and the Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, the premier global agriculture and food security convening.
Wolf engaged digitally for two months of preparation before attending the Borlaug Dialogue, and will continue applying concepts in her community over the next five months through designing and implementing interdisciplinary global learning projects as an individual or team with other Global Guides. For her project, Wolf is partnering with Dutch cohort member Greetje Kranenburg to develop educational content based on the World Food Prize Laureates with a focus on agriculture's role in peace and post-conflict development, inspired by their interactions with 2023 Laureate Heidi Kühn and her organization, Roots of Peace. The work will also bring current and future groups of students together across borders and cultures in the style of Collaborative Online International Learning, or COIL. For more information on this project or to get your students involved, contact Brianne.
During the Borlaug Dialogue, Wolf and other Global Guides interacted with experts in food security, including 2023 World Food Prize Laureate Heidi Kühn, author Roger Thurow, Australia’s Action For Agriculture Founder Lynne Strong, 2022 World Food Prize Laureate and renowned climatologist and agronomist Dr. Cynthia Rozensweig, 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Lawrence Haddad, food systems economist, and Jeanie Borlaug, global educator and daughter of Norman Borlaug.
The World Food Prize Global Guides program was facilitated by faculty from the Global Teach Ag Network including Daniel Foster, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University; Melanie Miller Foster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University; OP McCubbins, Associate Professor at Mississippi State University; and Tobin Redwine, Ph.D., Learning Strategist at Vivayic, Inc.
Foster, Co-founder of the Global Teach Ag Network explained the impact and importance of the Global Guides program.
“Educators are an invaluable component of fighting global food insecurity,” Foster said. “By situating educators as part of the conversation among scientists and world leaders, we bring global action to local contexts and see direct change.”
To learn more about the World Food Prize Foundation Global Guides Program, visit the website at https://globalteachagnetwork.psu.edu/global-guides/ or email Jon Wogman at JWogman@Worldfoodprize.org.
Note: Brianne Wolf is also happy to engage with any interested prospective Global Guides applicants. All are welcome to contact her or attend the information session about the program being held February 28 at noon and 8pm.