Your Name and Title:
Rachel Manley, Professional Development Manager
School or Organization Name:
Mari Sekine and Virginia King
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
United States, Japan, and Australia
Language in Which You Will Present:
educators, youth, policymakers, administrators, NGO representatives, and other professionals interested in virtual exchange
Short Session Description (one line):
Global Collaboration in the K-12 Classroom: How Virtual Exchange Can Mobilize Educators and Youth to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
What if every student - regardless of age, geography, and socio-economic status - had a meaningful cross-cultural experience as a part of their education? What if every student had the opportunity to take action on our world’s most pressing issues? This interactive presentation will explore the opportunities, classroom practices and resources for virtual exchange and global collaborative projects that foster cross-cultural understanding and mobilize youth to take action on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This presentation is open to educators, youth, policymakers, administrators, NGO representatives, and other professionals interested in virtual exchange.
Participants will explore how virtual exchange - technology-enabled, sustained, people to people, education programs - can expand cultural understanding and opportunities for all young people to have meaningful international experiences. Presenters and participants will share practical tips and best practices for planning and implementing virtual exchange projects that are aligned with the 17 SDGs, develop 21st century skills, and build global competency. This presentation will highlight potential project opportunities, how to find global partners and build relationships, and discuss the tools and resources available to support educators in implementing virtual exchange projects in the classroom without veering from the curriculum.
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