Dawn DuPriest on: How to Set Up Collaborations with Partners in Other Countries
“21st century learners are global citizens and so they need to understand how to be a part of this world and how to be an active, empathetic participant in this society.” – Dawn DuPriest

Dawn DuPriest

School: Preston Middle School

Type of School: Public – District

Location: Fort Collins, CO

School Population: 1,058

Demographic: 21% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 14%
How to Set Up Collaborations with Partners in Other Countries
  1. Use local resources to connect internationally.
  2. Encourage ongoing and frequent communications in many different forms.
  3. Work with an IT specialist to facilitate international communication.
  4. Be patient, flexible, and creative when working around time zones. 
  5. Set up Skype norms to ensure clear communication during sessions.