Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House/Ballantine Press), hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.Her work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context e" and have fun along the way. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and is a contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS, SproutTV, Momsrising, GOOD, Ashokae(tm)s Start Empathy initiative and Edutopia, among other media, and a sought-after speaker and trainer around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy and inclusion. She is the author of Growing Up in a Global Classroom in the anthology Mastering Global Literacies, ed. Heidi Hayes-Jacobs (Solution Tree Press, 2013) and co-author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014).Homa has 20 yearse(tm) experience in global competitiveness, organizational, business and international development with hundreds of businesses, non-profit agencies, governments and international organizations. She has lived on three continents, is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Universitye(tm)s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the worlde(tm)s major faiths. She has served on various non-profit Boards, including, the Board of Directors of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national leader protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. She is married and the mother of three.
Beckyï¿½Mladic-Morales is theï¿½founder of Kid World Citizen ( www.kidworldcitizen.org ), offering parents and educators activities that help young minds go global. Her work has been featured on Scholastic, the U.S. Department of Education, NBC Latino, MSN, and PBSKids among others. She is a teacher, teacher-trainer, speaker, and educational consultant. Sheï¿½has workedï¿½with differentï¿½foreign exchange programs,ï¿½including the setup of theï¿½International Club at her local elementary school. Becky holds an MA in Teaching ESL, with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication, from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; and an MA in School Counseling with a focus on immigrants in schools, from Roosevelt University in Chicago. For the past 20 years, she hasï¿½taughtï¿½ ESL in different settingsï¿½ranging fromï¿½high schoolï¿½to college level courses.ï¿½ Her expertise encompasses global education, geo-literacy, service learning, educational technology aiming to connect students worldwide,ï¿½as well as setting up cultural exchange programs. Becky currently resides in Houston with her husband andï¿½four children, whose curiosity, compassion, and energy are her perpetual inspiration.