Narrative Atlas - Virtual Exchange


MapWorks Learning is a global educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses Virtual Exchange as a tool to advance cross-cultural collaboration, project-based learning, and issues-oriented storytelling–all linked explicitly to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

We have hosted virtual exchange programs in over 50 countries and continue to expand

Chris Dubia

Executive Director

Kent Lewis

Chief of Strategy

Andy Long

Chief of Learning

Brajesh Singh

Chief Engineer


David Banes

David works on supporting access and inclusion through technology across the globe.  He works closely with a range of agencies including UNICEF, WHO and INIT.

Horton Beebe-Center

Horton is the former president of Eurasia Foundation and chairman of Gazelle Finance. He joined Eurasia Foundation in 1993 and served as the first field officer, establishing offices throughout the Eurasia region and running the Moscow regional office for two years. He served as president from 2006 to 2018.

Laura Engel

Laura is Associate Professor and Director of International Education Program at George Washington University and a National Geographic Explorer.

Jennifer Geist

Jennifer is a global education program designer, curriculum curator, project based learning coach, collaboration mentor, and master of storytelling.

Vijay Kumar

Vijay is Associate Dean, Open Learning & Executive Director of Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) M.I.T.

Reg Leichty

Reg advises companies, universities, non-profit organizations, and state and local government about the federal laws and policies that shape and govern education systems. He co-founded Foresight Law + Policy nearly a decade ago to provide the education field with the strategy, policy, messaging, and legal insights required to improve student outcomes.

Alan Mather

Alan Mather

Alan is President of the Golden Apple Foundation and a decorated educator.

Fred Mednick

Fred is a professor of Education at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the founder of Teachers Without Borders.

Mike Smith

Marshall (Mike) S. Smith

Mike is former Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and Former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.


Why the SDGs?

MapWorks Learning uses the SDGs as a common ground for learners to explore, collaborate and problem solve, around the worlds most pressing issues.  Narrative Atlas is the vehicle that allows this to happen. Learn more about each of the goals and their targets by clicking on them.

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