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May
8
Mon
Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogue – Angola: How best do we handle refugees?
May 8 @ 7:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues on WorldVuze engages students around the world in discussions together on challenging and thought-provoking global issues, from the refugee crisis, to land disputes, to energy and the economy, using real-world country case studies.

AngolaJoin classrooms around the world (including Kenya, Israel, and Canada) for the Angola Discussion –Refugees: How best do we handle refugees? starting February 20th on WorldVuze. Click here to learn more!

Part 1 May 8 – May 19th – Introduce Angola Case Study

-In-Class Debate
– Students answer Know Your World Initiative questions on WorldVuze

Week 2 May 22nd – on -Explore Global Perspectives on WorldVuze

-Reflect

Jul
4
Tue
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.