Global Education Coalition NYC

The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.

IVECA International Virtual Schooling

380 Lexington Ave. 17th Floor

New York, NY  10168

info@iveca.org

1.917.720.3124

Organizational History/Mission

Center for International Virtual Schooling is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States. The Center helps teachers easily join Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA), which integrates global online collaboration into their school curricula seamlessly. The framework of the curriculum integration is based on a proven doctoral study at the University of Virginia on developing intercultural competence. The study also developed evaluation instruments measuring student improvement in intercultural competence.  IVECA received the 21st Century Best Practice Award for Excellence in Distance Learning, when the Center was established in 2009.

The Center has started providing IVECA teacher professional development courses through the district and city offices of education in New York and Korea since 2010. In addition to connecting K-12 school classrooms, the Center also began to coordinate virtual exchanges of university level courses in 2010.

The goal is to produce inter-culturally competent 21st century global citizens who are capable of understanding and reconciling cultural diversity, utilizing knowledge and information, and working collaboratively with people in different cultures using different languages. The Center (d.b.a. IVECA) is in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC and is a NGO associated with the UN DPI.

Geographic Location for Services

National; International (any countries)

Target Population

  • 9-18 year olds; students in the 4th-12th grades in the U.S. and around the world
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. and around the world

Formal/Informal Education

  • Inside schools; in the classroom and enrichment afterschool activities
  • Programs are integrated with the school curricula (university course syllabus) and the framework of developing intercultural competence

Educational Services

IVECA is an online classroom exchange programs in which any levels of school students in different countries study subject matters and socialize within the program. Students in different countries perform individual and group projects in their classrooms according to the weekly activity topics provided through the IVECA Virtual Classrooms. Depending on the needs and objectives of participant schools/universities, the communication and collaboration can occur asynchronously through text messages, images, and video clips as well as synchronously through the audio and video-conferencing.

  • Services include 1) partner matching, 2) technological setup, 3) curriculum and course integration, and 4) orientation and training, 5) ongoing consultation and support
  • Programs are 1) IVECA Virtual Classroom for K-12 schools, 2) IVECA Professional Development for teachers, and 3) IVECA Course Exchange and 4) IVECA Virtual Speakers Series for universities.

Direct inquiries are welcome.

Website: www.iveca.org
Virtual Classrooms: class1.iveca.org
Video Presentation: website.iveca.org/videos/
How to Join: website.iveca.org/how-to-join/

Contact:
Dr. Eunhee Jung
Executive Director
eJUNG@iveca.org

1.917.720.3124

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