As Second Life becomes increasingly popular as an innovative learning and teaching platform, educators are asking for a curriculum they and their students can use to quickly acquire needed skills.
Following a successful pilot program this past Spring, Global Kids is pleased to announce their Second Life Professional Development Curriculum is scheduled for completion mid-September 2007!
Currently, feedback from students and teachers in the pilot program is being integrated. In addition, volunteer teens and educators (all very new to Second Life) are preparing to try out new lessons.
As one tester commented, "I am a total SL newbie, and need all the help I can get." Another teacher from Australia adds, "One thing I can guarantee about my SL skills is that I don't currently have any. I am very much a newbie and it sounds like a great way for me to develop my own skills as well as explore the possibilities for my own students." In fact, currently, educator testers represent a number of countries from three continents. The Global Kids Second Life curriculum really is global!
Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer as we follow the experiences of our intrepid testers as they master Second Life skills and prepare to use them in their own innovative ways.