Over 550 IB educators around the world signed up to learn more about global project-based learning with PenPal Schools!
During the webinar, educators had the chance to participate in a #GlobalPBL Twitter chat to connect and share resources. We discussed student agency, assessment, planning, and tips for teachers that are new to project-based learning.
Students often grow up hearing fables, folktales, and myths within their homes and communities, and now students can connect and share those local stories with their peers around the world!
This week, we’re excited to celebrate PenPal Star Elena B. from Russia! Elena recently participated in Fables, Folktales, and Mythology with PenPals from around the world.
This month, celebrate Earth Day by inviting your students to join the PenPal Schools Earth Day Impact Challenge!
On March 21st, 600 students from 22 countries celebrated World Poetry Day by joining the PenPal Schools Global Poetry Contest. Students wrote and shared original poetry, then voted for their favorite poems written by their peers!
Celebrate April Fool’s Day by inviting your students to participate in the Fake News Contest!
The United States of America is often referred to as a “nation of immigrants,” however students in the USA aren’t always aware of the impact that immigration has had on their communities.
When this week’s PenPal Star, Victoria from the USA, explored the impact of immigration in Immigration in the 21st Century, she expressed that she had never met an immigrant before.
“I have never met an immigrant before but I believe that immigrants have a positive effect on our society.”
This month, celebrate World Poetry Day by inviting your students to join the PenPal Schools Global Poetry Contest!
The PenPal Schools team is excited to announce the addition of four new documentary films and companion lessons to one of our most popular PenPal Schools topics: The World Through My Eyes.
This month, thousands of students across Europe have been staging protests to demand action on climate change. By walking out of schools, students hope that politicians will start to take climate change seriously and take action to protect the environment.
Young people have a different sort of urgency when it comes to climate change. After all, they will be the generation who truly faces the effects and they know that they can’t afford another year of inaction. That’s why so many students around the world are staging protests and connecting with each other to begin to solve problems within their own communities.
One of those students is PenPal Star Raine from New Jersey, USA. She recently participated in Protecting the Planet and learned a lot about some of the biggest issues threatening our environment.
Global connections are a great way to practice a new language. Whether connecting with native speakers or other language learners, global connections allow students to practice authentic communication.
For native speakers, connecting with language learners allows students to examine communication skills in a new way. Students often take their time to craft well structured paragraphs and sentences and pay closer attention to spelling, grammar, and punctuation so that language learners can understand their ideas.
This week’s PenPal Star demonstrated excellent writing skills when she participated in Comunidades del Mundo. Meet PenPal Star Mar from Spain! Mar had the opportunity to learn more about world cultures and practice her language and communication skills with Spanish learners.