Multinational Teachers Prepare for the IVECA Fall Semester
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Teachers joined together with the IVECA team for the Teacher’s Professional Development course this past week. The enthusiastic teachers shared their perspectives on global citizenship education and reviewed 21st century education skills implemented within the IVECA program. The diverse group, including educators from Indian, Moroccan, and Guatemalan schools, participated in a lively discussion on a variety of topics including intercultural competence and virtual classroom management.
The teacher training took place over three sessions starting on Friday Oct. 16th and continuing on Monday Oct. 19th and Tuesday Oct. 20th. The training topics covered essential background information about the theoretical foundation of IVECA and specific skills and methods for teaching and learning in IVECA. The teachers were eager to engage in discussion about what makes an intercultural virtual exchange so successful and how to apply the IVECA methods in their classroom with their students.
After completing the IVECA Teacher Professional Development, the teachers from the participating schools are ready to engage their students in meaningful and productive activities through the IVECA Virtual Classroom. Ms. Verma from a High School in India exclaimed, “The program is very systematic. It was very fruitful, an eye opener for all of us, and we look forward for this collaborative project.”