Making the Classroom Global
Connect To Learn's School To School Connections program is designed to connect classrooms in impoverished communities with classrooms around the world to foster collaborative learning, cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness. Leveraging technology and the Internet as a tool for bridging classrooms all over the world, Connect To Learn connects students and teachers from villages in developing countries with those in more resource-laden nations. We partner to create and provide access to learning resources that facilitate cross-cultural exchange, and the School To School Connections use real-time chats, audio calls, video conferencing, emails, and text messaging to enable teachers and students from partner schools from vastly different cultures to collaborate on themed projects and practical lessons while they discover the distinctions between each other’s lives.
“This project has created a new world for the children of Ruhiira. Their lives will never be the same again. Children have been excited to interact with their colleagues across the ocean and learn that their challenges in school overlap or are the same. Thank you for giving them this kind of opportunity” --Lawrence Ssenkubuge Education Development Coordinator, Millennium Village Project, Uganda
“On a Skype call with children from a school in Sauri, Kenya, I was surprised to find that they could not only read, but they could read in their third language, English. This is amazing because most children in America only speak one language. Even in a remote place like this village (that is not even on Google maps), children can read and write. If we can teach more and more people how to read, the world would truly become a better place”. --Student from New Canaan Country School in Connecticut
We invite you to engage your students in this exciting experience of learning and sharing through broadband technology. For more information on how your school can participate in the School To School Connections Program, please email: Info@ConnectToLearn.org