Cleary Vaughan-Lee is the Executive Director of the Global Oneness Project, a free multimedia education platform that provides
award-winning films and photography with companion curricula for elementary to university classrooms. The Project’s films document social, cultural, and environmental issues around the world. Cleary launched the education arm of the Project, is the lead curriculum writer,
and conducts workshops and webinars for students and educators nationally and internationally. She is particularly interested in exploring how storytelling can produce meaningful learning experiences; she loves to explore local to global questions about elements of culture and the living world. Cleary also writes on the power of immersive storytelling in education, documenting learning experiences and outcomes such as empathy, inquiry, and perspective-shifting. Her articles can be found on PBS, Education Week, and in various journals. The Project’s films have won Webby Awards as well as an Emmy nomination. Their resources have been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, TED-Ed, and the Smithsonian, among others.
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