Caldas Júnior Elementary School and Institute of Education IVOTI made history in their communities. Both schools participated in IVECA program during the first semester of 2016 and partnered with American classrooms. The partnerships were successful and resulted in media coverage. Jornal NH reporter, Paulo Langaro visited the Live Class session on June 8th at Caldas Júnior and was able to see student engagement and witnessed the cultural and academic exchange.
In the resulting article, the 5th grade classroom teacher, Ms. Kusma, states how excited her students are in connecting to their American friends. She said: “one of my students said how happy he was when learning that his American partner plays the exact same game. This detail is only one of many aspects that motivate us to take part in this virtual exchange.”
Institute of Education IVOTI also covered the event on June 9th, and quoted English teacher, Ms. Wilbert: “It was an opportunity of socialization in which our students could interact with American students, practice their English with native speakers, learn about their country’s history and develop intercultural competence”.