Invite your students to share their community with the world in the PenPal Schools Global Field Trip Challenge! In this challenge, each student assumes the role of tour guide as they guide PenPals from around the world through a special place in their community.
There are a lot of exciting opportunities to learn with PenPals this September. Just this week, over 1,000 students enrolled in PenPal topics! The September 2019 issue of PenPal News includes information about project-based learning, featured PenPal topics, professional development opportunities, PenPal Stars, and more!
There are already over 450 students from 21 countries enrolled in the Personal Essay Contest! Invite your students to write descriptive or narrative essays in this global writing workshop. Check out the kickoff webinar below to see details about the contest and how to join.
Join the Personal Essay Contest here! If you still have questions about participating, reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, we were joined by educators Hanna Dudich from the Ukraine and Leticia Citizen from the USA to learn how to support international mindedness in every class. Global perspectives and international mindedness are relevant in math, history, science, English, art, foreign language - all classes! Check out the webinar recording below, or check out the slide deck here to access links to helpful resources.
This week, we were joined by Allison Starling, Director of Innovation at St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Texas, to learn more about her social & emotional learning campus. We discussed what makes social & emotional learning (SEL) authentic, and how to use global connections to leverage SEL. Check out a recording of the webinar below, and view the presentation to find great resources that you can use to bring more authentic SEL & global connections to your school!
In this week's webinar, we spoke with IB coordinator Jalpa Sheth from India to learn how global connections support IB programming. PYP, MYP, and DP students around the world have been developing international-mindedness and collaboration skills as they connect with authentic people and ideas from other countries. Jalpa shared tips and resources for bringing more global connections to your IB program! Check out the webinar recording (below), or view the slide deck presentation.
This year, enroll your students in a Global PenPal Challenge! In each challenge, students collaborate with PenPals, create a unique project, win great prizes, and can even receive a feature on the PenPal Schools blog. Challenges are a great way to motivate and engage students while helping them practice reading, writing, technology, and social & emotional skills.
This issue of PenPal News includes website updates, featured PenPal topics, professional development opportunities, and recent PenPal Stars.
There’s a reason why World Explorer is the most popular PenPal Schools topic. When students are introduced to global PenPals, they naturally want to learn more about the world! In World Explorer, PenPals explore daily life, food, history, and pop culture together as they design original projects to share what they’ve learned.
Today’s PenPal Star is Erik from Sweden! Erik recently participated in World Explorer and had a chance to learn more about the world while teaching his PenPals about Sweden.
Last month, we hosted 2 webinars to help English language teachers learn more about connecting their students to practice language with other learners around the world. Whether your students are practicing their first language or learning a second, third, or even fourth language, connecting students with their peers around the world is a great way to practice language authentically!