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

beneficial.”

 

Educational goals in our world involve, and depend on more than content and instruction. We need:

 

Empathy

Collaboration

Cooperation

Problem Solving Skills

Encouragement

Innovation

Creativity

Critical Thinking Skills

Hands On Learning

Grit and Perseverance

Freedom to Fail

Use of Technology as a Learning Tool

Mentorship

Confidence

Flexibility

Life-Long Learners

 

“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.”

 

The students and teachers from Mexico also have expressed an interest in collaborations centered around robotics and the preservation of wildlife habitats. Students and teachers in Colorado are eager to learn more about dance, culture, and the diverse plant life, animals, and ecosystems of Nayarit.  

 

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