What good would a great experience like this be if I couldn’t share it with my students? With the help of my student teacher, Broc Kreitler, we set up a Global Collaboration call with the students from Morocco and my student in at Ste. Genevieve Middle School. The Moroccan kids were shy at first but they soon realized that my students were excited to talk to them and learn about their culture. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about new cultures.
When I came home, my students had a thousand questions about my trip and what I learned. But they also were very excited to talk about the students they met on the call and to find if they were similar to how they represent themselves on social media and on the Padlet. I really like Global Collaborations because American students are so insulated from the rest of the world and I want them to experience new people, places, and cultures.
My students participate in Global Collaborations throughout the school year but this was the first one where I got to be on the other end of the collaboration with my students. It was a great experience for everyone!