Welcome to the Teacher Launch! This is a chance for us to get to know one another, answer questions, and practice using Flipgrid. Let’s jump right in:
Registration remains open through February 24 - Spread the word!
We have a wonderful group of schools participating, and we still have space for a few more schools outside the USA. If you know teachers who might want to join us, share the link to our website!
The Share & Wonder phase of our project starts next week. Between February 20 and March 3, you’ll introduce your students to the project and create eBook pages to tell us about your school. We’ll be sending you a Book Creator template and planning resources soon. You can also check out last year’s book for inspiration. It’s in your Digital Resource Packet in both .epub and .pdf format. Please be aware that the template will be slightly different this year.
Teacher To-Do list:
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Year 3 of If You Learned Here is almost ready to launch! It's exciting to see the registrations coming in from around the globe. Today we sent confirmation emails to the schools that have joined us so far. We already have over 20 registrants from 10 countries taking part in our global project. We believe that global communication and understanding are more important than ever, and we can’t wait to get started on this collaborative adventure.
Registration will remain open through Friday, February 24. We’ve reached our quota for US schools but have plenty of space for friends from other countries. Please help spread the word!
Our Teacher Launch is coming up on Thursday and Friday of this week. Here’s what you can expect:
We encourage participating teachers to get a copy of our mentor text, If You Lived Here. While not a project requirement, it’s a great way to introduce this project to your students.
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If You Learned Here is all about global collaboration and connection, and what an incredible two years it’s been so far! Together, we’ve painted a beautifully rich portrait of our diverse schools and cultures around the world.
This project aims to bring students closer together and promote curiosity, connectedness, and understanding, and we are constantly reflecting and refining to bring that vision into clearer focus.
As we designed the Year 3 project, we made a few changes to enable student voices be heard and their curiosity and empathy grow. We’ve also adjusted the schedule and format to simplify the teacher and student experience. We hope you’ll be as excited about Year 3 as we are!
Here’s a quick preview:
A new project sequence. Rather than culminating in a global book, we’ll write our book first! This co-authored text will link our schools together right away and provide the spark for student questions. Which brings us to...
Student-driven global dialogue. As students read the global book, they’ll wonder about the people and places far away that are featured in its pages. Their curiosity will frame our global dialogue: your students will submit questions, which we’ll curate and post in Flipgrid. Individual students around the world will answer the questions. In this way, the project experience will be more student-centered and authentic.
Two easy-to-use tools. Flipgrid will once again support our global conversation. Crowdsourced student questions will each receive multiple individual Flipgrid video replies. To inspire those questions, we’ll again publish pages about each school using the app Book Creator.
If possible, we ask you to get a copy of the mentor text that inspired this project, If You Lived Here by Giles LaRoche. Though not a project requirement, this lovely book is a wonderful introduction to global curiosity for students of all ages. We’ll refer to it during our project launch the week of February 20.
Register to join us! Tweet about the project using the hashtag #ifyoulearnedhere. And feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions. Global connection and understanding are more important to our students than ever, and we can't wait to begin.