OneWorld Classrooms

Parents and Homeschoolers

Parents & Homeschoolers

Parents can play a very important role in facilitating a school’s participation in OneWorld Classrooms programs!

Many teachers recognize the educational value of interacting with overseas partners, but feel they do not have time to coordinate interaction. As a parent, you can make the difference by playing a facilitating role in the following ways:

  • Aiding in the classroom to complete exchange-related art projects
  • Holding after-school meetings with students to complete exchange materials
  • Communicating via email with a coordinator at your school’s overseas partner school
  • Compiling and packaging exchange content
  • Helping to put together PowerPoint or Photostory presentations
  • Videotaping a video exchange with your school’s overseas partner school
  • Purchasing and distributing art materials
  • Mailing exchange materials

Please coordinate with teachers before registering. If you would like to facilitate a OneWorld Classrooms exchange in conjunction with teachers:

  • Meet with teachers in advance to discuss how participation will enhance their curriculum and how parents might best facilitate an exchange.
  • Determine clearly in advance exactly which tasks teachers will need assistance with. Decide which tasks teachers will complete and which tasks parents will complete.
  • Involve other parents! Assign a coordinator and distribute tasks.
  • Follow OneWorld Classrooms’ participation guidelines to ensure success.

Parents can also contribute or organize a fundraiser to benefit our overseas partner schools. For more information, see Make a Difference!

For Homeschooling Parents
More information coming soon!  In the meantime, please contact us directly if you would like to participate in one of our programs.