"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella

Jane Vella Dialogue Education Award - Individual

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Christelle L. Estrada, PhD is an English Language Arts Specialist in Utah State Office of Education. She is also President and Chief Executive Officer, Education Opportunity Now.

Since 2010, in her role at the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), Christelle has transformed the way learning happens in Utah, through a learning-centered practice as learned from Global Learning Partners.

I have not just been totally committed to the principles and practices of Dialogue Education, but have integrated it into every aspect of my work and life. Dialogue Education has been the single most influential experience in both my career of 40 years in education and in my life.

Here is a video with a few highlights of the ways in which Christelle has used Dialogue Education in her work.

Jane Vella Dialogue Education Award

In order to celebrate successful practitioners of Dialogue Education and encourage efforts to revolutionize learning, build peace and transform our world, in 2013 Global Learning Partners, Inc. offered the Jane Vella Dialogue Education Award to one individual. That year this award went to Habitat for Humanity International, Latin America & Caribbean Area Office.

This award – named in honor of Dr. Jane Vella, founder of Dialogue Education – was presented to Dialogue Education practitioners who demonstrate outstanding Dialogue Education practice and exceptional potential for furthering the influence of Dialogue Education learning. The award embodies Jane Vella’s understanding of this educational method, best espoused in her statement:  The means is dialogue, the end is learning, and the purpose is peace.

Congratulations Christelle L. Estrada! Thanks for all the great work you do.

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