Blue Planet in India Punjab, India

The Participants: 

St. Bachanpuri School, Punjab, India
Surbhi Arora, Director

U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School, West Palm Beach, USA
Mary Stucchi, Teaching Artist
Susan Gay Wemette, Teaching Artist

The Funder:

The Victor W. and Celia Lipton Farris Foundation

The Project: 

Students from the Florida and Indian schools in this collaboration participated in a project called What We Value, where they taught and learned about each other’s daily lives, holidays, and traditions. To expand this cultural exchange to an in-person level, Executive Director Susan Gay Wemette traveled to India to work with teachers and students at St. Bachanpuri School. Susan led creative workshops with groups of students and conducted professional development sessions for teachers and administrators, focusing on the benefits that global education and international collaboration provide to students in any country.

The Indian teachers extended a beautiful welcome to their American counterpart

Indian students used Google Cardboard to take a virtual tour of the American school

Susan leads a professional development session for teachers at the Indian school