Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners
FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make
a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Develop partnerships with global partners to
carry out a project related to units of study
Indicator of Success – Collaborative student projects/partnerships become part of the fabric of the broader community.
As discussed in previous posts, IVECA is an Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities program that brings global communities together. The program helps our students to communicate with one another in different cultures and countries. The program provides a virtual environment that enables students to share subject matters and socialize within the program.
This month, fourth grade students at Fletcher Elementary just recently completed a unit with a fellow Korean class learning about famous people in each of their cultures. Although these partnerships have been made in the past in other schools at FWSU, this was the first class from FES to participate in the program.
After returning from spring break, Ms. Underwood’s students began to work on online projects in their classrooms sharing information and communicating with their Korean classmates in the IVECA web platform. After several weeks of learning, students then worked hard to prepare for their final presentations to be presented in the live class.
During the live class, families and friends were invited to share in the video conference call to Korea. Highlights of the program included students sharing details about famous people from Vermont. The students were also able to perform a beautiful performance of the Vermont State song for their international classmates.