PenPals around the world are getting ready to participate in one of our most popular projects, World Explorer, for PenPal Fest 2017 starting October 2nd! This week, we recognize a student who participated in World Explorer earlier this summer. Congratulations to our PenPal of the Week, Julia D from Poland!
In Immigration in the 21st Century, students learn about why people immigrate and how immigration impacts communities around the world. This week we celebrate a PenPal who has done a great job of sharing her perspective and empathizing with the experiences of others. Congratulations to our PenPal of the Week, Karol P. from Mexico!
Meet our PenPal of the Week, Ann O from Ukraine! Ann participated in World Explorer and was matched with PenPals from Poland and the United States. Ann is being recognized as a great PenPal because she wrote detailed responses each week and always included questions for her PenPals! She also commented on a lot of her PenPals’ posts and asked them more questions about their perspectives.
Over the past few months, PenPals have been more engaged than ever. We’ve given teachers assessment tools to help them monitor student work and give students feedback. We’ve also introduced PenPal points which reward students for great writing. However, when our PenPal of the Week noticed that her PenPal stopped responding in the middle of their project, she persevered, started asking more questions, and never stopped learning! Meet our PenPal of the Week, Seryung P. from the United States!
This month, we welcomed one of our largest cohorts ever - over 5,000 students have started PenPal projects together in April! Let’s celebrate one of our PenPals from Russia, Alina R, as PenPal of the Week!
March has been a busy month at PenPal Schools. In fact, students in 73 countries have already exchanged over 70,000 messages with their PenPals this year! This week we celebrate a PenPal who has also been busy (learning), Molly from Saudi Arabia!
February has been an exciting month for our PenPals of the Week! Our young scholars have left us feeling inspired as they explored topics from food and history to education and civil rights! Our February PenPals demonstrated respectful behavior, a commitment to academic excellence, and an interest in collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds. Please join us in celebrating our PenPals of the Week from the month of February!
PenPals of the Week demonstrate the extraordinary learning and connections that students can develop from PenPal exchanges. This week we hosted PenPal-A-Palooza, our largest exchange ever in which we welcomed over 5,000 students from all across the world to collaborate and learn together. To inspire all these new PenPals we’re sharing some words of wisdom from Victoria, a great PenPal from Connecticut (USA).
PenPals of the Week demonstrate the extraordinary learning and connections that students can develop from PenPal exchanges. For example, Brett and his class are currently enrolled in our Protecting the Planet course. This course teaches students about environmental issues and the inspiring people who are working to address them. During the fifth week of this six week course, students learn about famous oceanographer Sylvia Earle and her mission to protect the world’s oceans.
Every day the PenPal Schools teams and educators around the world get to witness the extraordinary learnings and connections that develop from our student’s PenPal exchanges. Now with our “PenPals of the Week” series you will, too! Follow along as we celebrate these young global learners.
Over the past two years we’ve seen some truly awesome PenPal exchanges!
This year, the PenPal Schools team wants to show our respect and admiration for the young scholars who demonstrate the values of a great PenPal! These exceptional PenPals serve as an example for the classmates but also for our community of PenPals from around the world!
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