World Wise Schools 2018: Year in review

By Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools
Dec. 20, 2018

2018 is coming to a close, and we're taking the opportunity to reflect on the events and accomplishments of the past year through our work with Volunteers, returned Volunteers and U.S. educators.  

Image highlights two events from 2018: "We went to space" (students participated in a downlink with astronauts on the International Space Station) and "Talk with Teacher of the Year" (Mandy Manning shared her service-to-classroom story)
World Wise Schools: Year in review

We also increased our outreach and communication with educators and Volunteers. 

World Wise Schools: By the numbers
World Wise Schools: By the numbers

We completed our first full year of the Global Connections program, allowing Volunteers to choose their level of time commitment and type of connection with U.S. learners, and allowing educators to submit multiple requests to connect with the Peace Corps experience.

We updated and added more free resources available to educators on our website. We also collaborated with the National Peace Corps Association to house their teacher resources alongside with our own, making our website a one-stop-shop for lesson plans and activities all based on the Peace Corps experience. 

We look forward to working with U.S. educators, Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and returned Volunteers as we partner to increase global competence in our classrooms and develop a global workforce.

Educator Resources
World Wise Schools: Educator resources

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