WorldVuze: Global Education in an Inquiry-based Classroom Toronto Workshop (Grade 1-12, English and French) with Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman (OISE/University of Toronto, TC²), BSS Faculty and WorldVuze Founders Julia Coburn and Ellen Palmer @ Bishop Strachan School
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm

close up worldvuze shotAre you interested in creating engaging, authentic and deep global learning opportunities for your students? Do you want to bust your students out of their communication bubbles to regularly share and learn from other diverse national and global student perspectives on topics across your curriculum, including complex challenges such as climate change, urbanization, clean water and immigration? This two-day session will give you the tools you’ll need to start this fall, using an innovative bilingual global student discussion tool called WorldVuze  and teaching strategies from The Critical Thinking Consortium, elevating your students’ critical, collaborative, and creative thinking skills in the process.

In hands-on sessions with renowned educator, Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman from The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC²), BSS teacher Amanda Humphreys and WorldVuze platform founders, you will navigate the powerful uses of this online platform and learn and practice relevant pedagogical and grade relevant integration approaches. You’ll also discover opportunities for your students to participate in timely national and global discussions, such as “The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années” Cross-Canada bilingual discussion series this fall 2017.

The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm

150-logo-greyStarting September 2017, your students can help shape Canada’s future by sharing their vision for The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années in a national bilingual discussion on WorldVuze.

Together, thousands of students from diverse communities across the country will share their perspectives on one or all five Next 150 discussion topics – Responsible Citizenship, Canadian Identities, Rethinking Our Past, Sustainable Future, and Canada’s Leadership in the World – forming a collective vision of the Canada young people want and a blueprint for how their and future generations can get us there!


À compter de septembre 2017, vos élèves pourront contribuer à forger l’avenir du Canada en partageant leur vision des prochaines 150 années dans le cadre d’une discussion nationale bilingue sur WorldVuze.

Des milliers d’élèves de différentes communautés à l’échelle du pays vont échanger leurs points de vue sur un ou l’ensemble des cinq sujets de discussion suivants sur les prochaines 150 années – citoyenneté responsable, identités canadiennes, repenser notre passé, avenir durable et leadership du Canada dans le monde – ce qui permettra d’avoir une vision collective de ce que les jeunes Canadiens veulent, et de tracer les grandes lignes de la façon dont leur génération et celles qui suivront peuvent nous y mener!