Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), 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 – 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, Ashoka’s Start Empathy initiative and Edutopia, among other media, and a sought-after speaker/trainer around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy and inclusion. She is co-author of the forthcoming The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014).
Homa has 20 years’ 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 University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths. She has served on various non-profit Boards, including, currently on 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.
Becky Morales is the creator of kidworldcitizen.org, offering activities that help young minds go global. Kid World Citizen is a database of educational activities, organized by country and topic aiming to increase global and cultural awareness among elementary learners. Her work has been featured in the US Dept of Education, PBS-Teachers, MSN, NBC Latino, and Scholastic-Teachers. Becky holds a BA in Spanish Education, an MA in Teaching ESL, with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication, and an MA in School Counseling with a focus on immigrants in schools. She has taught ESL in a variety of settings from migrant workers and refugees to children in public and private schools, and college level English in the US and the UK. She has led the International Club at two schools, and has taught and trained teachers at numerous schools and non-profit organizations.
Becky is passionate about global education, geo-literacy, and cultural exchange, and loves connecting with like-minded educators and parents. In addition to being a teacher and teacher-trainer, she is married and the mother to four bilingual, multicultural, active kids ages 5-8.