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Published on March 21, 2009

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Global Virtual Classroom - Program Brochure

Sarasota, Florida 34321 USA Global 1548 Caribbean Drive Virtual Classroom The new Global Virtual Classroom (GVC), for- merly the “AT&T Virtual Classroom”, is an inter- national, philanthropic educational program that offers a variety of free, online educational activi- ties and resources to primary and secondary school students and teachers worldwide. From 1996 to 2000, it was recognized as a global leader in online education and the pre- mier online educational experience on the Inter- net. Free Online Educational Programs www.VirtualClassroom.org

Programs Results There are currently two basic programs for students “The Virtual Classroom has changed my life” is a and teachers in the GVC. Additional programs and common testimonial from participating students The Global Virtual Classroom special projects will be added in the future. and teachers. During the initial four-year period, Project the GVC experience positively impacted more than 19,000 students and 1,200 teachers from 50 • GVC Contest countries across the globe. The positive ripple A highly successful, 5-month long (October through effect among their families, friends, colleagues, March) website design contest for multinational pri- and communities is impossible to measure. How- mary and secondary school teams. Each GVC team The Global Virtual ever, some former students and teachers are consists of three schools from different countries and Classroom (GVC) was using the Virtual Classroom experience as an different continents. The students and teachers begin created in 1996 as the accomplishment on their resumes and some have by learning about each other and jointly selecting a “AT&T Virtual Class- formed businesses in website design as a result of topic to express on a website, followed by planning and room” project and it their participation in the GVC. researching the content, designing the website, and quickly became posting it for final judging. Prizes and trophies are AT&T’s flagship online Sponsor awarded for the winning teams from the best primary educational program. The Global Virtual Classroom project is spon- & secondary school categories. During its last year of From 1996 to 2000, it sored by donations and grants to the Give Some- operation, over 9,000 students participated along with was recognized as a thing Back International Foundation (GSBI). The 300 teachers from 300 schools in 41 countries. global leader in online Foundation is a 501(c)(3) qualified public charity education and the pre- and an international non-profit educational or- mier online educa- • GVC Clubhouse ganization. The purpose of the GSBI Foundation tional experience on A year round, flexible, non-competitive program offer- is to provide life-changing, quality education to the Internet. ing virtual facilities and online “conferences” where children, young adults, and teachers around the students and classes can meet and work together to world that will have a lasting impact on their fu- In 2003, AT&T transferred ownership of the pro- create Internet projects of their choice. These ranged ture lives and that of their families. ject to the Give Something Back International from language class exchanges; to ongoing discussions Foundation (GSBI). The new Global Virtual Class- of a specific topic; to collaborative research on a spe- room is an international, philanthropic educational Donations cific topic; to collaboration to create stories, picture program that offers a variety of free, online educa- Donations can be made to the Global Virtual books or musical compositions. There has been over tional activities and resources to primary and sec- Classroom Project or to the GSBI Global Schol- 400 schools from 36 countries participating in various ondary school students and teachers worldwide. arship Fund at the address below or through our projects and it is estimated that over 25,000 students website. Your contributions are deeply appreci- and teachers have been involved. GVC Goal ated. Global Virtual Classroom’s goal is to empower, enable and connect young people around the world. It creates a stimulating environment where students can learn essential “21st century” skills: including cross-cultural communication and collabo- ration and information technology skills. Global Virtual Classroom’s success in making learning both 1548 Caribbean Drive Sarasota, Florida 34231 USA fun and relevant has earned the program support from education departments and leading IT teach- Phone: 941-924-0025 ers all over the world. It has successfully demon- Fax: 941-921-8133 strated the ability to integrate technology into Email: gvc@gsbi.org GSBI Website: www.gsbi.org classrooms and curriculums while making learning GVC Website: www.virtualclassroom.org fun.

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