How does immigration affect your community? Though politics and the news seem filled with nothing else, it can be difficult to see past the rhetoric to the people just beyond our doors. PenPal Schools Global Ambassador Anna Dudich and her students set out to change that by joining the PenPal Schools project Immigration in the 21st Century.
We met up with Anna to learn more about how she fostered global thinking and local action in this project based learning example from Ukraine.
Guest post written by PenPal Schools Global Ambassador
I was delighted when PenPal Schools asked if I’d be interested in writing a guest blog post about what I had conveniently termed a “Growth Cultural Mindset,” a lexical mash-up of scholar Carol Dweck’s popular and influential learning theory with the idea of openness to other cultures. While this is a term that occurred to me in a moment of inspiration while preparing a lesson on cross-cultural exchange via Penpal Schools’ online cultural exchange and learning platform, it’s hardly one that I can claim as my own, as it is a fairly obvious association with antecedents in sociological work on cultural competency, as well as existing academic frameworks that already flesh out the relationships between the two concepts. That said, I am honored to have the opportunity to delve into this intersection of ideas that I am both passionate about and believe is sorely needed in today’s world.
This week, meet one of our Global Ambassadors from India, Jalpa Sheth! She teaches English in an international school in India. Learn more about her and why she loves PenPal Schools!
This week, meet one of our Global Ambassadors from Taiwan, Susan Tang! She teaches English to grades 2-4. Learn more about Susan and why she loves PenPal Schools!
This week, meet our Global Ambassador from Uruguay in South America! Flavia Núñez teaches English as a second language in several schools throughout her hometown of Montevideo.
PenPal Schools Global Ambassadors improve our community by supporting educators around the world and sharing their global education practices. This week, meet Lori Wu, our Global Ambassador from Taiwan!
We are so lucky to get to work with and support incredible educators from around the world. This week, meet Liz Bailey, our Global Ambassador from New Zealand. She’s taught students in the USA and New Zealand, and expands PenPal Schools projects to connect them with other school-wide projects! Learn more about Liz and why she loves PenPal Schools.
PenPal Schools Global Ambassadors improve our community by supporting educators around the world and sharing their global education practices. This week, meet Anna Dudich, our Global Ambassador from Ukraine, and learn how she collaborates with math and science teachers in her school to bring global project-based learning to her entire school community!
This week, meet Georgette Wilson, an elementary school English teacher in Japan.
This week, meet Holly Pazos, one of our Global Ambassadors from Texas, USA! Holly teaches 6th grade World Cultures, and she and her students have a lot of fun participating in a variety of PenPal projects!