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This summer is going to be a special season. IVECA International Virtual Schooling is organizing a summer camp, sponsored by Korea Science Academy of KAIST, where more than 200 students from Korea, Brazil and the United States will share a memorable time of their life.

From July 20 through July 30, students will have the opportunity to virtually work with and learn from overseas youth, NGO experts, academia, and diplomatic personnel. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) , and International Diplomacy will be their main themes of research.

Throughout the program, students will be guided by renowned instructors in the fields of international relations, scientific research centers, and prestigious universities. They will experience one of the richest educational endeavors as they will be practically applying STEAM into action for UN SDGs. By the end of the camp, participants will host Global Virtual Roundtables where they will present their work, discuss their findings, and demonstrate their global citizenship skills.

IVECA promises the participants an exciting and fruitful summer. And you all will be invited to witness our students’ hard work and innovation while attending their Global Roundtables.

We will keep you updated about the Roundtables dates and location, stay tuned!

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Updated: Mar 2

On December 9th, Hanil High School in Korea and Cultura Inglesa School in Brazil had their highly anticipated Live Class. The global exchange had the theme “manifestations of globalization and climate change”. Both classrooms wrote op-ed articles presenting their understanding of these two pressing issues then presented to each other.

First, students were encouraged to think critically, take a side and demonstrate different nuances about climate change and globalization as well as their interconnectedness. According to Brazilian students Gabriel Macêdo and Yasmin Silveira, climate change threatens food security in rural communities like theirs in Recife. As they communicate with the Korean, they shared their hopes and positive solutions to the issues. The students stated: “With advanced planning and innovative techniques, it is possible to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience in agriculture, now and in the future.”

Meanwhile, Hojin Yum and Jaehoon Han, Korean students explained how a Korean online clothes shopping mall has expanded globally and their concerns related to the emission of gases with home delivery. Students demonstrated their strong awareness of the importance of self-monitoring and being able to educate each other against over-consumption.

This experience changed the way students think about culture and perspectives in life. Appreciating the experience, Jeong-Yun Lee, a Korean student showed interest in continuing learning about both countries. He says: “It has been of considerable significance to participate in IVECA activities. I hope to run hard toward my life’s goals and want to talk again someday if I have a chance. I think it was an excellent opportunity to experience Latin American culture indirectly”.

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Updated: Mar 2

By Ms. Renata Orosco

Being a language teacher in a public school in Brazil is a huge challenge that I accepted 14 years ago. I made the decision to leave the private educational sector as I was inspired by the “new” public educational politics in my country at the time.

Since then, I have looked for and worked with methodologies and approaches which could make my classes meaningful to my students. I did my best so that my students would be able to have a foreign language experience as related to their reality as possible. During this process, I encountered many difficulties such as the lack of appropriate material and technology. Some of those problems were almost overcome while others were not even close to being solved. However, I have realized that these challenges are my “driving force” to keep moving forward.

At the end of 2017, Mr. Lemes, EE Maria Luíza Fomozinho Ribeiro High School principal, suggested a challenge for his school teachers and students to participate with other 4 countries (United States, Tunisia, China and South Korea) in the Global Classroom STEAM Challenge project. The project was to foster intercultural competence and led by IVECA International Virtual Schooling, directed by Dr. Eunhee Jung. We were asked to find innovative solutions to issues in our community and that are related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Mrs. Boim, Mr. Nunes and I, along with 15 Senior High School students had the experience of our life. We worked in partnership with a High School from Alabama, USA to find creative solutions to problems that our community is suffering from by using STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

We enjoyed working together on the Global Classroom STEAM Challenge project that also involved participants’ culmination on February, 2018, at the United Nations in New York. We had the opportunity to speak about implementing our solutions sustainably for a global impact. We presented innovative elements of our solutions and how they could benefit all. We also shared the final prototypes of our solutions to achieve the SDGs.

Since then, our school has continued to join IVECA intercultural project every semester. In collaboration with high school teachers - Mr. Delgadinho, Mr. Luna and Mr. Aleixo, we have been working with students from South Korea which has been having a positive impact on our school community.

IVECA strives to build respectful and compassionate relationships among people, schools and countries, and makes a positive impact with its intercultural curriculum and activities for global citizenship. IVECA's program provided a great impact on our students’ learning not only in relation to their language proficiency but also in terms of social-emotional competence.

I appreciate that IVECA virtual intercultural program transforms the educational system toward a value-based education which is essential for the 21st Century society. I would say IVECA is the school of the future as it enables teachers and students to share their experiences around the world through the intercultural virtual exchange platform and live video conferencing.

IVECA has been making my students familiar with global citizenship. It has been helping them understand themselves, their individual perspectives, actions, values, practices and impact on the local and global society. This experience helped us expand our global perspective and made learning more meaningful to my students in a way that my students and I would be able to have language experiences as related to real situations as possible.

Undoubtedly one of the most valuable and greatest opportunities of our life!

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