What brings together two organizations that are located across the country from each other? In this case, it is a passion for transforming how teachers teach and how students learn. The KCI is proud to announce a new partnership with New York-based World Wide Workshop, which has been working with schools since 2006 to implement its Globaloria network and platform.
Globaloria is the first and largest social learning network where students develop digital literacy; knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and global citizenship skills through game design. More than 5,000 students and educators across the nation have taken part in Globaloria, which teaches how to create educational Web games and interactive simulations through a yearlong academic curriculum.
For schools and community centers to successfully adopt Globaloria, teachers need comprehensive and structured professional development and a support system that combines face-to-face and online training. This is where the KCI comes in.
When World Wide Workshop came to California, it recognized that to have a systemic impact, it needed a West Coast professional development center with deep experience working with teachers and
technology—qualities the KCI is known for.
In June, the KCI will kick off the partnership with an intensive week of training for educators participating in the Globaloria Network in Silicon Valley. The group will learn the ins and outs of lobaloria as well as how to run effective blended-learning classes, integrating 1:1 computing with game design and content studies in their classrooms.
We are thrilled to be working with the KCI to provide educators with the rigorous professional development they need to be master innovators and skilled managers of 21st-century classrooms. The KCI mirrors our commitment to education transformation and is the perfect partner to bring change to Silicon Valley today and all of California tomorrow,” said Idit Harel Caperton, Ph.D., president and founder of the World Wide Workshop.
“This is a great opportunity for two like-minded organizations to work together,” said KCI Executive Director Gay Krause, “and we look forward to expanding the partnership as Globaloria extends its reach in the Bay Area and California.”
Learn more about Globaloria at worldwideworkshop.org/programs/globaloria.