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Thursday, October 17 • 10:10am - 11:10am
International Cultural Exchange: Making Virtual a Reality, Room 317

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Join us for a session presented by a pair of middle school teachers — one from the San Francisco Bay Area and one from Johannesburg, South Africa. They united to create authentic, curriculum-based opportunities for their students, who participated in a 3-part, virtual exchange. Leveraging emerging technologies, they connected 70 students separated by a time difference of 9 hours and a distance of over 10,000 miles to forge new partnerships, exchange ideas, and analyze literature. Students also gave and received valuable and relevant feedback from partners on their creative writing. Session participants will hear from both the teachers and the students.


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Brooke Tucker

MS Language Arts/ELL Teacher and Grade 7 Team Lead, American International School of Johannesburg, South Africa
Educator Brooke Tucker has 20 years’ experience as a Spanish, English and ELL teacher. Originally hailing from Colorado where she studied Spanish and English Literature at the University of Denver, she began her teaching journey in the snow country of Japan. There, Brooke taught... Read More →
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Jennifer Perry

Upper and Middle School Writing and Humanities Teacher, The Nueva School
Nueva writing teacher Jennifer Perry is an educator with twenty-plus years of wide-ranging experience teaching students in public and independent schools at middle school, high school, and university levels. A native Delawarean, she studied history and English at the University of... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
Nueva San Mateo Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403