Technology is making it easier than ever to connect students to the world and foster closeness while being physically distant. In this time of remote and hybrid learning, students’ motivation and engagement can be revitalized through making connections with cross-cultural communities online.
In this ILA at Home event, Global Teacher Prize Finalist and ILA 2021 30 Under 30 honoree Akash Patel will discuss how educators can connect their students with individuals from around the world and share resources for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage, and empower students as valued global citizens. “I see literacy as a window to communicate with the world,” says Patel. “It’s an opportunity to travel through reading, writing, and speaking with people of different cultures.”