Summary of GNG’s Programs
At GNG, we believe that the key to deal with an ever-changing, globalized world is to facilitate dialogue and understanding between the world’s “Internet and iPhone empowered” 21st century youth. GNG’s interactive, virtual programs allow young people a safe space to discuss pressing global issues in real time to gain a deeper comprehension of their place in the world as global citizens. Whether American youth are reflecting on the 10th anniversary of 9.11.01 with their Afghan peers, or North American and Congolese teens are exploring the journey of conflict minerals from the Congo that have made their way to cell phones in Kansas, youth become transformed by these defining experiences. In essence, it is life uncensored.
Currently, GNG offers two types of signature, interactive programs:
Virtual, town hall meetings designed to give students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time.
Pulse programs can be a single session or a multi-part series. Components of all Pulse programs include: project-based curriculum story board, educator introduction session and guest speakers. Some Pulse programs require videoconferencing equipment while others are streamed live over the internet as a webcast. The details of the specific programs are outlined below.
Our year-long, project based, programs vary in region and focus. They typically require a full year’s commitment and include comprehensive project-based curriculum and social networking that ranges from Nings to Edublogs.
The educational impact of GNG’s PULSE and year-long international programs can be acutely demonstrated in three main areas: technology-enhanced learning, experiential learning, and project-based learning, where we align our programs with the following national educational skills and standards (please refer to the following links for more information).