Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
In the past several years, one of our international schools in my district has been hosting WA global Issues Network, the WAGIN, and students have demonstrated skills and passion in participating in projects with teams across the country and the world during the event. As part of the International school community, dual language students in our program also engaged and participated in the project. The WAGIN network features cooperation and collaboration using technologies to empower students’ leadership to develop sustainable solutions to address global problems and implement their ideas with the support of the network created locally or globally through technology.
In addition to participating in the WAGIN event, my students collaborated with students in China on a sustainable goals project to learn about global issues related to the 17 sustainable development goals in the U.S and China and how our current political relationship and issues impact the goals and solutions. During the project, students were able to utilize online meeting tools like Zoom, recording tools like the FlipGrid to minimize the time zone challenges, and online documents shared editing features to enhance the collaboration and communication with students in China.