World Wise Schools (WWS)
To give you a bit of context, the World Wise Schools (WWS) program promotes global competence and 21st century skills through its programs and global education resources. Below you can find a description of our programs, including instructions on how to get involved and the necessary links:
- New for Fall 2016: The Peace Corps Global Connections Pilot program allows Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) to connect directly with interested classrooms based on their needs and interests. To participate, educators submit a request to connect with one or more Volunteers for a specific activity – such as a pen pal or blog exchange, webchat, or video exchange. WWS posts it to our platform where Volunteers can browse and respond to requests they are able to fulfill.
- The Correspondence Match program connects educators directly with currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers. Educators enroll and WWS sends the name and contact information of a Volunteer.
- The Speakers Match program brings Returned Peace Corps Volunteers speakers – representing over 140 countries of service – directly to classrooms to talk about a variety of global and career related topics. Educators submit a request, and are provided a list of speakers in their area and the name of a local recruiter as a resource. WWS recommends submitting the request at least a month in advance to give ample time to find a speaker and plan for the event.
- The new Educator page provides hundreds of global education resources, including literature, lesson plans, and recipes.
- WWS offers events and special programming targeted at both learners and their educators. Check our calendar of events and activity pages for our current offerings.