As the Fall Semester ends, students from all IVECA Virtual Classes start to prepare for the final event of the IVECA program - the Live Class. Traditionally, during the Live Class, students and teachers from two partner schools have a unique opportunity to meet virtually, in real-time, and exchange the results of their semester-long projects. Moreover, the Live Class includes “Student Performances” where all of the students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and share their culture with their partners to celebrate the end of the semester.
To help teachers guide their students to prepare for the Live Class, IVECA is providing Test Sessions for the lead teachers and instructors. The method in which the partnering schools will be participating in the Live Class is thoroughly discussed during the test session. Students have been used to attending the Live Class from their classrooms. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the traditional format of participation. Consequently, some students have had to join the Live Class individually from their homes. As the pandemic situation around the world is becoming better managed, the fall semester Live Classes are expected to be conducted in different hybrid formats: classroom to classroom, classroom to individuals, and participants joining from their homes.
Apart from the participation method, other essential elements are discussed during the test session, such as the layout of the lesson plan for the Live Class, time allotment for presentations, and setting the deadlines for the coming weeks. So far, test sessions have been conducted with teachers from Argentina, Malaysia, the USA, and Korea. In line with extended collaboration with Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education East Asia Global Education Institute (IEGI), a test session with international teachers will be conducted as part of the extended teachers’ training.
IVECA Team is looking forward to the coming test sessions and is ready to facilitate the Live Classes in any of the abovementioned formats.