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Investigations & Expressions Summer Symposium 2017 Session 3
July 4 - July 5$375
WorldVuze: Global Education in an Inquiry-based Classroom
with Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman (OISE/University of Toronto, TC²), BSS Faculty and WorldVuze Founders Julia Coburn and Ellen Palmer (Grade 1-12, English and French)
Dates: Tuesday July 4 and Wednesday July 5
Are you interested in creating engaging, authentic and deep global learning opportunities for your students? Do you want to bust your students out of their communication bubbles to regularly share and learn from other diverse national and global student perspectives on topics across your curriculum, including complex challenges such as climate change, urbanization, clean water and immigration? This two-day session will give you the tools you’ll need to start this fall, using an innovative bilingual global student discussion tool called WorldVuze (worldvuze.com) and teaching strategies from The Critical Thinking Consortium (tc2. ca), elevating your students’ critical, collaborative, and creative thinking skills in the process. In hands-on sessions with renowned educator, Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman from The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC²), BSS teacher Amanda Humphreys and WorldVuze platform founders, you will navigate the powerful uses of this online platform and learn and practice relevant pedagogical and grade relevant integration approaches. You’ll also discover opportunities for your students to participate in timely national and global discussions, such as “The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années” Cross-Canada bilingual discussion series this fall 2017 (blog.worldvuze.com/takeaction).