|U.S. Fund for UNICEF|
|Shawna Rosenzweig from Global Kids talks to students at the High School for Global Citizenship in Brooklyn about their Connecting Classrooms posts.|
Last month, TeachUNICEF and UNICEF kicked off a pilot program named Connecting Classrooms in two NYC high schools, the High School for Global Citizenship (in collaboration with Global Kids) Brooklyn, and Harry S Truman High School in the Bronx.
Connecting Classrooms is an educational program which links classrooms around the world. It enables students in developing and industrialized countries to collaborate around topics of shared concern such as health and climate change.
Students and teachers use an innovative online platform designed for group interaction and collaborative work. Activities are developed jointly with partners and teachers, taking full advantage of existing curricula and learning resources. Connecting Classrooms is designed to encourage discussion amongst students between multiple continents, support active dialogue about global issues, and promote small group work within schools and between different countries.
Watch for updates in the upcoming months as we continue to pilot the program and let the teachers and students provide feedback on how to strengthen Connecting Classrooms.