The World Food Prize Foundation

Global Guides Program for Educators

Global Guides Update: We understand that many educators are unsure of their fall schedules at this time, which could impact your ability to apply. On Tuesday, June 9th at 3:00 EST/2:00 CST PM we will be hosting an online professional learning opportunity, “Global Learning: How can I grow my capacity to guide as a global educator?” During this 60 minute session you will have the opportunity to learn more about this high-impact program and receive updates from the World Food Prize regarding format delivery. We will focus the majority of our time on three essential questions:

  1. Why Global Learning?
  2. What is the World Food Prize Global Guides Program?
  3. How can I help my students explore global concepts?

Register for the Zoom meeting HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The 2020 application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, September 15th. 

The World Food Prize “Global Guides” Track is an exclusive 7-month professional development program for educators that includes attendance at the 2020 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue and Global Youth Institute (GYI), October 14-17th in Des Moines, Iowa with continued learning and online mentoring support sessions beyond the 3-day experience. This program was created in partnership with the Global Teach Ag! Initiative whose mission to help expand the capacity of teachers and education programs for global impact in food, fiber, and natural resources. 


Any educator who attends a World Food Prize state, regional, or national youth institute, prior to the 2020 Global Youth Institute. To find out if your state, territory, or region is hosting a youth institute click HERE.  

Educators who apply and who are accepted to participate will receive many benefits including:

1) Access to the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium ($600 value)

2) Professional development immersion experience beginning Wednesday evening, October 14th through Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 PM. Lodging and meals paid for beginning Wednesday evening. ($2,700 value)

3) Resources and instructional materials to advance project-based learning in global food security ($150 value)

3) Complimentary all-access registration to the 2021 Global Learning in Agriculture Conference (#GLAG21) an online, professional development experience taking place in January 2021 ($50 value)

4) Exclusive access to the curated Global Guide Community of Practice with an engaged, like-minded group of passionate learners (priceless)

5) 10 hours of focused online live instruction ($1,500 value)


To apply for this innovative professional development program please complete both the application form and the agreement form by no later than Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. 

Application Form         Agreement Form

Additional Information

*If you apply and are not accepted to the Global Guides track but your student is accepted to the Global Youth Institute you will still be eligible to attend as a chaperone. Chaperones will have access to the Borlaug Dialogue but will not participate in the Global Guide sessions. 

All questions can be directed to Kelsey Tyrrell, Director of Youth Leadership Development at or 515-245-3702. 


February 7 - September 15th: Applications Open. 

Educators will be interviewed and selected for the 2020-2021 cohort shortly after the application closes on September 15th. 


1-hour online instruction dates:

September: Orientation to Food Security

September: What is Digital Leadership?

October: Project-Based Learning 101

October 14-17th: World Food Prize Immersion Experience, Des Moines Iowa

November - December:  Individual Global Mentor Communication/Resource Share + Group Focus Session

January: Individual Global Mentor Communication/Resource Share + Group Focus Session

February: 2021 Global Learning in Agriculture Conference #GLAG21

March: Individual Global Mentor Communication/Resource Share + Group Focus Session

April: Individual Global Mentor Communication/Resource Share + Group Focus Session

May: Webinar - Sharing Results


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