Global Classroom

Willow Springs Goes Global!

What better way to truly implement our Positivity Project belief that ‘other people matter’ than by stepping outside of our school community and connecting with others for a common goal? This year, second graders are excited to partner with a third-grade class from Monte Rosa School in Mexico City, Mexico, to delve deeper into the migratory process of monarch butterflies. Through written letters, videos, and virtual conferencing, our second-grade class will be developing a relationship with our partner class with a focus on respect and understanding of others’ cultures and ways of life. In Spanish class, students will be working to effectively communicate in the Spanish language as the two classrooms work together to simulate the monarch’s migration to Mexico for the winter months and then eventually back home to Virginia.  We couldn’t be more excited to begin this new adventure across the globe!

Global classrooms provide opportunities for students to collaborate with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will also develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to be able to engage in collective action towards issues on the local, national, and global levels. Students learn the attributes of Portrait of a Graduate and utilize these skills as they work with peers from around the globe.

The Global Classroom Project provides authentic opportunities for student learning through instructional opportunities intentionally designed to connect Portrait of Graduate attributes, content, and sustainable development goals as identified by the United Nations.