Creating Global Connections

nerc46-presbannerTuesday, Cheshire, 1:45–2:45

Creating Global Connections

Carol Grosky, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell MA

Paul Hurteau, OneWorld Classrooms, Andover MA

This workshop explores how K-12 schools can enrich their social studies programs through the creation of virtual travel connections with partner schools around the world, through the arts and technology. The presenters demonstrate strategies implemented by the world cultures program at Lowell Community Charter School and provide an overview of related OneWorld Classrooms programs and programs available through other organizations. Technology connections include: Google Earth, Skype, VoiceThread, Video Sharing, Online Student to Student Foreign Language Learning, etc.

Target Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Strand Identification: Diversity Issues, International Studies, Technology