Your adventure begins long before The Global Corner teachers and volunteers arrive for the big day. In fact, the first step is to SCHEDULE A VISIT so we can secure a spot on the calendar. The program lasts 2 1/2 hours and includes an introduction to the focus country, and five age-appropriate activities. We can teach five classes per day, so depending on the number of classes participating we may need just a few days - or a few weeks. Once you reserve the dates, we will plan a pre-visit to become familiar with your school's layout, number of children, the special needs of your students, and anything else to ensure that our curriculum meets your needs.
On the morning of our visit, The Global Corner staff arrives early to set up activities. The level of activities depends on the grade levels of classrooms participating. Classroom teachers stay with their students as they rotate through all five activities so they can learn along with their students. Parents and mentors are invited to attend and participate as helpers during the activities. We generally begin the day at 8:00, but can tailor the start time to meet your needs as required.
We take reservations for visits from The Global Corner by phone at 850-332-6404. We like to know how many students, classes and grade levels will be participating, so that we can optimize the schedule.
So far, children have journeyed to Japan, Spain, Egypt, Brazil, Russia, India, Italy, Kenya, Australia, and this year China without ever leaving their school! We have shared more than 57,000 virtual adventures with students throughout northwest Florida.
The fee for public schools is $2.50 per student. For private schools, it is $6.00 per student. These fees pay for between 25% and 60% of the actual cost to produce the program. The remainder of the cost is paid for through grants, sponsorships, and donations. Following the visit, you will receive an invoice via email.
Yes. The learning adventure doesn't end when the visit does. Teachers, parents, and students are invited to visit our website where they will find a Teachers' & Parents' Resource Page and a Children's Corner that provide activities, downloadable documents, and links to websites related to our focus country. Because we are celebrating our 10th year of "Bringing the World to Life" this year, we are excited to announce that each participating student will receive a copy of "The Global Corner Visits China: an Activity Book for Children". Thanks to grants from the Bear Family Foundation and the International Paper Foundation, we are able to offer these books free of charge.
"Bringing the World to Life - One Child at a Time!"
"The Global Corner provides opportunities for the children of Northwest Florida to learn about world languages, cultures, and geography through innovative, educational programs."
Japan, Spain, Egypt, Brazil, Russia, India, Italy, Kenya, Australia, and China.