Fabuloso Friday-Feelin’ Nomadic
Submitted by admin on September 4, 2009 - 10:30 am
A few months back I featured Global Nomads Group, on a Fabuloso Friday. Global Nomads Group (GNG), an international NGO that creates interactive educational programs for students about global issues, was established over ten years ago. GNG’s educational programs include (1) four types of videoconferences — The PULSE, Currents, Innovations and Rapid Response — where students learn about and discuss subjects with their peers from around the world in live, facilitated sessions; and (2) videos and learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students.
All GNG programs are directly linked to school curricula, education standards and 21st century learning objectives, and are accompanied by lesson plans and training to teachers. Programs are broadcast during the school day and cover a range of topics in the curriculum, including civics, social and global studies, geography, world history, science, economics and politics.
Well, fellow LBL member and my friend, Tonya Muro Phillips, works for GNG. And right now she is sailing on the MV explorer, to Cadiz, with the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. This is the historic 100th sailing of SAS and GNG is happy to be partnering with them on this voyage. Here is what Tonya has to say about this voyage,
“For those of you who do not have a clue as to what I am doing aboard the SAS ship, I thought I would briefly share that GNG is going to be broadcasting live videoconferences with secondary schools in each of the countries where SAS sails, along with schools in North America. The videoconferences are based on the manifold issues surrounding globalization and the flat world – the theme of the voyage. We will also be documenting a service learning project called the $100 Solution. We are thrilled that the faculty wants to work with us by attending our videoconferences, etc.”.