Traci Eshelman Ramey is founder of Portal to the World, a global learning project that integrates a variety of technology to promote global citizenship. Traci has a B.A. from Hiram College in Spanish and Rhetoric, a partial MBA from Cleveland State University, MEd-Instructional Design from WGU, is TESOL certified through Arizona State University, and is currently embarking upon her EdD in Educational Technology.
Portal to the World connects students in the United States to classrooms around the world through technology. The program is research-based and embraces the Krashen method of language learning. Portal to the World integrates ACTFL’s 5 C’s of learning language and culture: communication, culture, connections, communities, and comparisons. Students organically and naturally absorb the 5 C’s through engaging, living activities and tasks using technology and game-based learning.
Traci is also the founder of Little Linguists, Inc., a global language company specializing in global language acquisition for children in preschool through grade 6. She has traveled, worked, and lived in more than 40 countries and speaks Spanish fluently. She lives in Murrysville with her husband, Mike, and her three children, Ben (20), Libby (19), and Abbie (17).