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Virtual Exchange: Connecting Chicago and Casablanca

Increasingly, teachers are connecting with colleagues around the world to engage their students in online, collaborative learning. In this session, a virtual exchange practitioner will discuss how three high schools in Chicago connected with three high schools in Morocco to build a digital science exhibit for what will eventually become an online, global museum called the STEAMuseum. They will discuss how they designed and implemented the exchange, student outcomes, and offer lessons learned.

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  1. Audience members will hear from practitioners and teachers about lessons learned in implementing a virtual exchange project in classrooms
  2. Audience members will learn about promising practices for designing and implementing project-based learning in classrooms
  3. Audience members will learn about classroom experience and outcomes from an international virtual exchange project



Maysam Ali, Asst Director, The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative

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