NOBLE fosters innovative teaching and learning approaches that prepare students with skills for the 21st century global workplace.
is a learning community which provides resources and professional development to help educators prepare their students to be global leaders
focuses on empowering K-12 educators, but also encourages and facilitates articulation with educators in higher education
promotes collaboration among foreign language and professional school faculty to integrate the study of technical expertise, language, culture, and area studies
encourages and facilitates connections between educators and professionals in industry
The University of Florida’s (UF) Center for Latin American Studies has provided Title VI funding and support for the NOBLE project since 2009 when the first group of K-12 teachers met in Florida to discuss the development of business language courses in Florida. NOBLE was then established as an online learning community (Community of Practice -CoP). While the initial focus of NOBLE was primarily business, the project has gradually expanded to support language and culture study across professional fields such as healthcare, STEM, and law enforcement.
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