On February 6, in collaboration with the University of Mary Washington College of Education, CGP held an event titled “Harnessing Technology to Foster Future Global Citizens”. The event consisted of 3 components:
- a presentation by Shanti Shoji, Vice President of Kizuna Across Cultures, where she shared the organization’s virtual exchange program, Global Classmates as a way to connect classrooms globally
- a teacher workshop centered on how to use TeachJapan.org, an online clearinghouse created by the Asian Art Museum, which is based in San Francisco, that compiles all resources from various art museums relating about Japan, including videos, artwork, teacher lesson plans
- a presentation about Washoku by JOI Coordinator Minae Uehara, who is also based at the University of Mary Washington
The event was widely attended, mostly by university students aspiring to be teachers, t eachers from local schools, Japanese language teachers, as well as those interested in learning more about Japan. In addition to the in-person audience, CGP livestreamed the event, and these participants virtually submitted their own questions as they watched online. Thank you all who attended both in-person and virtually!