Friendship Through Education (FTE)

Global SchoolNet is committed to bringing you the best ideas, tools, information and opportunities for 21st century learning. So, we would like to tell you about some great resources and programs from our partners participating in Friendship Through Education.

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The Friendship Through Education initiative was launched by President Bush and U.S. Department of Education in response to the events surrounding September 11, 2001. FTE continues to work to build strong and lasting relationships between American youth and those from other countries and cultures.  Read press release

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International Education Week (IEW)

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. In support of IEW, Global SchoolNet, the US Department of Education and other FTE partner organizations participated in a panel discussions in Washington, DC, focusing on the role of technology in international education. Introduced by the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education, these panels discussed how technology-based collaborative projects can enhance both learning and the development of global awareness in American young people. Students and teachers from Lebanon, California, New Zealand and Ghana were brought in via video-conferencing and other connective technologies.

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