Global Nomads Group can help schools make the most of the Challenge 20/20 Program with videoconferences between students. Through live, interactive dialogue, students build bonds with their counterparts around the world, learn about real-world issues, and work together in addressing them. Also, Global Nomads Group can connect students to the places in the world they are interested in learning about, for example to scientists in Antarctica to discuss Global warming, or to peacekeepers in the Sudan to discuss the crisis in Darfur.
To get started:
All Global Nomads Group’s ongoing programs are available to participating schools. There are several videoconference sessions each week with students and guest speakers from around the globe on topics ranging from global warming, human rights, and current events. The current program schedule is at: http://gng.org/programs.
Or, 20/20 schools can create a customized videoconference series. A pair of schools can meet via videoconference several times over the course of the year to explore the topics they are most interested in, and pursue collaborative projects. Global Nomads Group will assist with developing lesson plans, identify guest speakers and partner schools in different countries, and provide tech support. Also, depending on the topic, Global Nomads Group can have a field team connect via videoconference from a location in the world relevant to a school’s chosen topic to bring issues to life in the classroom.
To learn more about how to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 529 0377.
It was a pleasure to speak with you today about GNG. Enclosed is information regarding the tech specs for videoconferencing. You can learn more about our programs by visiting our website, http://www.gng.org/programs/fall2009.html
Please do not hesitate to ask additional questions.
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