This course will introduce teachers to running virtual exchange programs in their classrooms, using the model of My Voice-My School. My Voice-My School is the virtual exchange program, created with UNRWA, that connected refugee classes in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon with their peers in North America and Europe. Participants will work through the organisational, technical, safety and pedagogical aspects of running a virtual exchange program.
My Voice-My School focuses on the shared experience of education in both partner schools. This topic was chosen as it is echoed in UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 Quality Education, and it does not create a sense of one school studying a worse-off partner.
The course requires no previous experience of working with virtual exchange programmes.
This course is aimed both at teachers interested in designing and implementing virtual exchange programs for their classrooms.
The agenda and course content can be adapted to suit participant needs. An example agenda can be downloaded below.