Ravi Unites Schools enables classrooms around the world to connect in order to cultivate cultural competence through peer-to-peer learning. Ravi hosts each interaction, as he believes that such exchanges can lead to world peace.
Next Interaction: March 19, 2020 between India and (TBD)
Recent Interactions (click available videos below)
Tamil Nadu India and Stevens Point WI USA • Mumbai India and Hilton Head SC USA • Valparaiso Chile & Santa Ana California USA • Vina Del Mar Chile & Tucson AZ USA • Santiago Chile & Fort Meade MD USA • Santiago Chile & Tucson AZ USA • Shanghai China & Bucks County PA USA • Karuizawa Nagano Japan & Huntington Beach CA USA • Shanghai China & Elmwood WI USA • Mumbai India & Steven's Point WI USA • Tamil Nadu India & Poland OH USA • Tamil Nadu India & Los Angeles CA USA
Chile & CA USA
Chile & AZ USA
Japan & CA USA
India & OH USA
Opportunities to Connect:
Whether meeting each other across the globe or just across town, students participating in our Real-time Audio-Video Interactions will have opportunities to connect. Groups may choose to:
1. Share individual stories and topics related to their daily home and academic lives (a script with question prompts will be provided)
2. Develop follow up events and activities in their own and each other’s communities.
With Ravi moderating the conversation online or in the classroom (when circumstances permit), students connect over topics of mutual interest during a 45 minute video conference. A Ravi Unites Schools team member will coordinate with classroom teachers to help organize everything from matching appropriate schools and students, managing schedules and time-zones, scheduling a technical rehearsal, and executing the actual exchange.
Our live video-audio session covered more lessons in 45 minutes than I could cover in months, and the students loved it!
Lauren M., School Teacher
My students gained a global perspective through talking with students from India. They were so inspired by this open dialogue that they wanted to change the way they viewed one another at our school! It was an amazing and life changing experience for our students and staff involved!
Mary Jo R., School Teacher
It's really meaningful to students. They should have more opportunities to do this, to make relationships with others, to keep contact with others, to know more of the world.
Kiki, STEM Research Institute, Shanghai, China
Ravi Unites gave our students the opportunity to share their experiences and culture with children that they otherwise would never have interacted with. Their conversation allowed them the chance to appreciate both similarities and differences with their peers from across the world, and their discussion of caste and caste-based discrimination was an excellent learning opportunity for both of the groups involved.
Karin, Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, Tamil Nadu India
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