The World is Our Classroom: Using Technology to Build Global Understanding

Event Date:
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 4:00 PM


Video Description:
Through technology we are able to break down the walls of the traditional classroom to build a global community facilitating cultural understanding and overcoming differences of language, custom and religion. The Virtual Classroom session will feature teachers from the Illinois International High School Program who use technology to build a global community among their students.

Moderator: Dr. Chip Bruce, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UIUC


  • Ken Mularski, Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago
  • Yoshie Naya, sub-Executive Director, Japan Education and Research Network
  • Representatives of Chicago's Paseo Boricua community, which has developed a Katrina curriculum unit, emphasizing integrated learning about sociopolitical, economic, scientific and technical factors in the disaster.

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