With over 10,000 students learning together on PenPal Schools this October, it’s no surprise that we have many exceptional students to celebrate as PenPal Stars! This month’s PenPal Stars include a student from Canada who created a college budget, students from the USA who designed their dream schools, a student from Russia who created a global cookbook, and many more.
October has been a busy month on PenPal Schools! We've connected 10,000 students from around the world, and more are joining topics each day! Whether discussing world news, digital citizenship, or participating in our global field trip challenge, there are many opportunities to learn with PenPals this month!
The PenPal Schools team is excited to welcome parents and guardians to the PenPal Schools community with the launch of our new mobile app! With the new PenPal Schools app (available on Android and iOS), parents and guardians can follow along as their children learn with peers from around the world.
This week, we hosted a webinar for PYP teachers & coordinators to highlight how PYP students around the world are connecting through PenPal Schools. If you weren't able to join us, check out a recording of the webinar!
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 email@example.com
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.