Have you checked out PenPal Schools recently? You may not recognize it!
Schools around the world are transitioning to project-based learning to help students develop 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. In response, we have reimagined PenPal Schools to provide students with more opportunities to connect and create! Your students can now design robots with PenPals in Asia, write poems with PenPals in Europe, create environmental solutions with PenPals in Africa, and fight for equality with PenPals from around the world!
Teachers around the world want to connect their students globally to expand their worldviews and practice critical communication skills. So far, a quarter million students from 150 countries have participated in our global learning community! To celebrate a quarter million PenPals, we want to share some of our favorite stories about the learning and life-changing experiences students have been having through global connections.
This week, 6,600 students from 39 different countries started collaborative global projects. There are even more opportunities to connect your students with PenPals around the world starting every Monday in February.
On Monday, January 29, PenPals from around the world will connect for the biggest global exchange of the year: PenPal-A-Palooza! So far, classrooms from 31 countries have enrolled!
Today we’re excited to announce a new feature to make your classrooms more globally connected than ever: global student forums!
Students love connecting with peers from around the world with PenPal Schools, but sometimes their PenPals don’t write back as often as they’d like. Now, every student can safely connect and collaborate with thousands of students in the PenPal Schools community!
Here's how it works:
This February, athletes from 92 countries around the world will travel to PyeongChang, South Korea to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics! Celebrate the games with PenPals around the world by joining our newest project starting Monday January 22nd.
The biggest PenPal exchange of 2018 is coming! Join PenPals from France, Guatemala, Canada, Brazil, and more who have already enrolled in PenPal-A-Palooza 2018! To participate in the largest global exchange of the year, simply enroll in a project starting January 29.