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“Teaching is a collaborative career. We work best when we share our work and help each other. The problems our children will face in their lives will require global solutions and collaboration.” Dianne Christenson, Science Teacher, New Zealand, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Alum

Dedicated to the importance of global connections in science education, the July/August 2021 issue of Science and Children featured a guest editorial by Betsy Devlin-Foltz and Maxine Pitter Lunn, Senior Program Officers in the Teacher Exchange Branch of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Elementary educators who have participated in Fulbright Teacher Exchanges shared how their experiences influenced their teaching practices.

Read on to explore these educators’ changed perspectives and practices, professional growth, and global collaborations: Science Teaching Goes Global with State Department Support.