Global Classroom: connecting local students with those in other schools, regions and countries.
The Prime Stage Global Classroom program is a special opportunity for students to connect, share ideas and experiences, and see how literature can be brought to life. These students are drawn from the local Pittsburgh area, as well as other parts of the state and country; we’ve even connected with students in Northern Ireland and Latin America! They can attend public or private schools, cyber schools, or home school --- anywhere an Internet connection is available.
Using video conferencing technology, the Global Classroom program focuses on a current Prime Stage production. Through guided discussion, students explore the book that inspired the stage production. They learn about the challenges and techniques that are part of the process that transforms a work of literature into a live stage play.
Cast members from the production always attend and perform a scene or two from the play; they bring amazing insight to the discussions. Above all, these sessions create a judgement-free environment, where students are encouraged to freely express their ideas and emotions and listen respectfully as others do the same. It’s a remarkable experience!
If you would like your students to participate in this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.