March 25 My Town Launches Pilot Competition With 8 Schools
My Town – an international, non-profit initiative to develop global perspectives among students through collaborative and competitive projects – has launched its first pilot competition. Teams from eight schools around the world will engage with each other to describe: “An interesting or significant feature of my town.”
Engaging online through the My Town website, each school suggests a topic for its project, which must be treated using critical thinking or creative expression. By the end of the program, each team will post and present content related to its topic. Throughout the process, students, teachers and mentors from around the world will collaborate with each other to help sharpen each team’s project. The Institute of International Education will issue certificates to each team, teacher and student that successfully completes a project, and Quanta Culture & Education Foundation will provide tablets as awards to individuals and teams that win among various award categories. Knowledge Platform will also provide tablets and prizes.
The schools participating in the pilot are: American Community School (Athens, Greece); The Spinney School (Cambridge, England); Chittagong Grammar School (Chittagong, Bangladesh); Junior Middle School 2 (Shanghai, China); Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute (Stratford, Canada); Barbara Priestman Academy (Sunderland, England); BeiDa Senior High School (Taipei, Taiwan); and Nanshan High School (Taipei, Taiwan).