Ravi Unites Schools provides a unique opportunity for educators around the world to connect their students in order to promote cultural competency and peer-to-peer learning.
Next Interaction: Santiago, Chile and Tucson Arizona, USA
Shanghai China and Bucks County PA USA, Karuizawa Nagano Japan and Huntington Beach CA USA, Shanghai China and Elmwood WI USA, Mumbai India and Steven's Point WI USA, Tamil Nadu India and Poland 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 the support of a Ravi Unites Schools facilitator (Ravi will facilitate whenever his schedule permits), students are able to connect over topics of mutual interest during a 30-45 minute video conference. A Ravi Unites Schools team member will help organize everything in advance from matching appropriate schools and students, managing schedules and time-zones, organizing a technical rehearsal, and hosting 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 haveinteracted 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