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How does virtual exchange harness the power of education and community for global impact? In this session, the speakers will discuss the past, present, and future of virtual exchange programming, including a deep-dive into the pilot program where educators designed and implemented educational projects that used comics to teach American culture, English, and media literacy. Virtual exchange offers a way for classrooms to connect with the world, share perspectives and ideas, and request feedback from an authentic global audience of peers and experts. This session will showcase ways PreK-12 classrooms can use global collaboration and virtual exchange to take action on global issues. Participants will discover ways to use edtech social good with topics that matter to young people, such as human rights, climate change, creative expression, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how virtual exchange can harness the power of education and community for global impact, encompassing story creation and storytelling, mutual understanding, critical thinking, and equity-based practices.
5 minutes - Welcome, introductions, overview
5 minutes - Review objectives of session
5 minutes - Define: What is virtual exchange?
15 minutes - Inspiration: What is possible? Virtual exchange exemplars, Showcase global examples
15 minutes - Ideation: How to get started and take action? Guided action process, Virtual exchange step-by-step
10 minutes - Implementation: What supports are available to ensure equitable access to virtual exchange? Build your toolkit with resources, tech
tools, projects, and organizations, time for Q&A (through use of interactive technologies)
5 minutes - Closing: Let’s keep the conversation going!
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