PenPal Schools Global Ambassadors are innovative educators who are leaders in our community! This week, meet Müge Kalay, our Global Ambassador from Turkey, and learn what she loves about PenPal Schools!
This holiday season, celebrate traditions in your own community as well as other international holidays in PenPal Schools’ newest project, Holidays & Festivals of the World. In addition to this new project, we’re offering other short-term projects that can be completed in as little as one week.
This week, PenPals in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving, so we wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the hard work that you do everyday. Because of you, we are able to connect thousands of students around the world every week. We are so grateful that you and your students are part of our global learning community.
Thank you for participating in our projects and for sharing PenPal Schools with other educators. From the environment to discrimination to fake news, you’ve helped students learn about some of our world’s most pressing problems. By collaborating with their peers around the world, students are able to learn how they can make a difference. Together, we can make the world a better place.
This November, students from more than 40 countries have participated in over 20 different PenPal Schools projects! Students and their PenPals participated in some of our most popular projects like World Explorer and Flags of the World as well as brand new projects like Race in America and Explorers and Adventurers. In each of these projects we've seen students continue to grow as readers, writers and responsible digital citizens. Please join us in celebrating some of our standout PenPals from the month of November!
In today’s interconnected world, collaboration skills are more important than ever. Technology makes it possible to communicate across distances with people from diverse backgrounds, and many jobs now require close teamwork. In response, educators around the world are emphasizing social-emotional learning.
PenPal Schools is a great resource to support social-emotional learning. We make it easy for students to collaborate with peers from a variety of perspectives by matching students to learn with up to four PenPals from different states and countries.
Social-emotional learning includes skills like self and social awareness, responsible decision-making, and other skills that help students to manage their emotions and develop positive relationships. These skills provide students with the preparation they need to understand the world from others’ perspectives. Learn more about how PenPal Schools supports social-emotional learning here.
During PenPal Fest, we welcomed over 12,000 students who participated in projects with PenPals around the world! This month we celebrate a 3rd grade class from India that participated in World Explorer. They loved learning with PenPals around the world and sharing more about their hometown of Mumbai!
Writing to PenPals is fun and motivating for all students, but it can be deflating when PenPals don’t respond or don’t show the same level of effort. That’s why we’ve introduced new features to encourage better quality responses from all students and to ensure that students who put in the most effort are matched together
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