Emily M. Schell, EdD

Emily M. Schell, EdD

Emily M. Schell, Ed.D.

Emily M. Schell is Executive Director of the California Global Education Project, based at San Diego State University, and leads the statewide network providing professional learning programs in global education for K–12 educators. She is a former teacher, principal, history–social science coordinator, liaison to National Geographic Education, pre-service educator, and author of the state Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum. With great respect for the environment, educators, and students, Schell serves as a co-chair on the California Environmental Literacy Initiative. She also served on the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit Education Affiliate Steering Committee representing the California Subject Matter Project, and now serves on the 2019 UC–CSU Sustainability Education Summit Steering Committee.

Emily M's stories

How Global Education and Environmental Literacy Empower Students as Citizens of the World

Global education and environmental literacy go hand-in-hand when helping students connect with the world around them. As the executive director of the California Global Education Project (CGEP), Dr. Emily Schell works every day to help teachers deliver timely and impactful lessons as they relate to the current issues affecting our world. In this Q&A, Dr. Schell shares how global education and environmental literacy work together, why there’s a need to support teachers in this work, and how she applies this expertise as a co-chair of CAELI’s leadership council.

Hands-On Learning Activates Student Projects

The California Global Education Project encourages teachers to design environmental literacy programs. In these programs, students addressed diverse environmental issues, ranging from researching carcinogens, reducing waste and saving marine mammals. These replicable examples show the impact of engaging younger generations to make meaningful change and promote sustainability in their communities.