OV4C sets up and facilitates partnerships with learning communities around the world. Using technology and in-person connections, students learn and share through virtual conversations and collaborative investigations.
Partnerships are built on a foundation of Haves and Needs. Everyone brings important elements to the table (HAVES), and everyone has NEEDS for furthering learning through connecting with others. “We begin each partnership by taking the time to assess the HAVES and NEEDS so that all sides benefit from in-person and synchronous learning relationships.”
We begin each partnership by taking the time to assess the HAVES and NEEDS so that all sides benefit from in-person and synchronous learning relationships.
“We work closely with all partners to make sure collaborations and proposed solutions are understood; are achievable; and are mutually
Educational goals in our world involve more than content and instruction. We need:
Problem Solving Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Hands On Learning
Grit and Perseverance
Freedom to Fail
Use of Technology as a Learning Tool
“Our first collaborations were between Colorado and Nayarit, Mexico, incorporating guitar instruction, language instruction (English & Spanish), development of cultural awareness, and investigations in environmental science and technology. Each of these areas continues to grow in scope and potential.”
With the addition of collaborations in aerospace and renewable energy, we now are working in several countries. Subject matter experts, educators, and other caring professionals have added much to our approach and understanding. The students inspire us with their accomplishments, energy, and insight.
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