It's a Small World: Creating Global Networks Across Content Areas


  • Sasha Reese Indiana University of PA
  • Jennifer Horgan


cross-cultural, online learning, collaboration, instructional design model, learning theory


The intersection of interdisciplinary instruction (IDI) and global education is the framework for educators in both basic and tertiary education to create authentic and engaging learning environments. Web 2.0 is the media that can make it happen. Segregated subject areas can become integrated through global project work and attention to the connections that need to be made between technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge in 21st century classrooms. Global project networks such as IEARN and ePals serve as catalysts for creating global experiences at any grade level.

Author Biographies

Sasha Reese, Indiana University of PA

Sasha Reese is a special educator at a cyber charter school in Pennsylvania. She is also an adjunct English instructor for Burlington County College in New Jersey. Sasha has been an educator for seven years. Currently, Sasha is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University of PA. 

Jennifer Horgan

Currently, Jennifer Horgan is a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum and Instruction program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She earned a Masters degree in history from IUP in 2005.  She also has more than twelve years experience in teaching various courses in history and geography at the junior and senior high level.