Global Classroom brings the world into NYC-area schools!
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One To World's Global Classroom connects NYC-area youth with trained, international university scholars through interactive workshops that engage students in learning about world cultures and global issues. Through face-to-face interactions and meaningful cross-cultural exchange with international leaders of tomorrow, today's NYC-area K-12 students develop the skills, awareness, and understanding to become global citizens in their communities, both locally and worldwide.
One To World's Global Guides bring insights into classrooms based on their own experiences, serve as role models for newly arrived immigrant youth and American-born students alike, and help teachers incorporate diverse global perspectives in reaching their curricular goals. In bringing first-hand knowledge to a wide range of academic disciplines, Global Classroom helps students and teachers communicate across cultures to reduce the potential for misunderstanding and conflict based on racial, ethnic, and cultural differences.
Our objectives are aligned with Ed Step's Global Competency Matrix. We aim to instill students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become interested, informed, and engaged global citizens in their communities and beyond.
- Explore. Supplement existing curriculum by providing an interactive forum for students to investigate the world beyond their own experiences.
- Recognize. Increase students' awareness of diverse cultures and perspectives as it relates to their own lives and global issues.
- Discuss. Cultivate meaningful exchange between students and Global Guides to break down previously held misconceptions and stereotypes.
- Connect. Inspire students to apply what they've learned to their own lives and share their experiences with others beyond the classroom.
Our workshops are based on face-to-face exchanges with the Global Guides and incorporate interactive presentations and discussions, as well as the use of media and technology to enhance the learning experience. Global Classroom educators work directly with program partners, classroom teachers, and afterschool coordinators to tailor our curriculum to schools' specific needs and interests.