Working with Greenwich Academy, we are developing a unique Portals pedagogy. Some examples of K-12 classes, lesson plans, and activities follow. These are suggestions for education-based Portal engagements. We’ve seen these in action and can provide you with more ideas.
American students and children in another country study the poetry of their respective nations.
Elementary school students read their favorite storybooks or sing songs to children in another country.
Foreign language classes engage in dialogue on a chosen topic in the target language.
Student diversity group holds a meeting in the Portal to explore issues with children in another American city.
Criminal justice class meets with formerly incarcerated individuals in one of our Criminal Justice Portals.
Americans students and kids in another country create a joint improvisational dance.
A joint talent show is hosted in the Portal, with students trading acts.
Art students create paintings and bring them to the Portal to be critiqued by an artist in another country.
Children engage in robotics or engineering projects through the Portal, using different materials but similar instructions.