PD: A close-up of a film clapper, an empty roll of film, camera equipment, and popcorn on blue-painted wood.
In the Spring 2021 semester, teachers faced "Zoom fatigue," and a need for continued flexibility with changing COVID-19 regulations. Our twelve CLICK teachers worked indefatigably to facilitate an international experience for their students--and to bring them some relief and positive, encouraging relationships with new friends across four countries. We are thrilled to share a summary of the six wonderfully innovative Spring '21 CLICK modules.
The greatest reward [of this CLICK module] is the ability to meet people across the country and make lasting friendships. I want to visit France and this project made me want to do so even more and learn about their lifestyle and culture further. --A Spring '21 CLICK student
6 CLICK modules, 172 students, 12 teachers, 4 countries, 9 campuses. Read on for their goals and project descriptions!
"Défi Gourmand/Gourmet Challenge"
PD: The project logo of the words "Défi Gourmand/Gourmet Challenge" on a white background. A drawing of a tight-rope walker between the Seattle Space Needle and the Eiffel Tower.
University Partners: Green River College (US), IUT de Cachan (Paris-Saclay, FR)
Discipline (Course): Intermediate French, English for Engineering
Project Summary: In international teams, students in France and the U.S. will produce a joint video about cooking and food, with the goal of exposing students to the history of food and the cultural perceptions of cooking and buying food.
Project Length: 10 weeks
Work respectfully and equitably within a small group in order to complete a multi-step project
Project and Time Management
Demonstrate the ability to create a cooking show proposal, goals, purpose, plan, outline (or script), film and create a final cut.
Manage time and deadlines to produce their assignments across time zones
Produce a joint French/American cooking show
Learn to work autonomously
Intercultural Competence and Online Citizenship:
Creates/contributes to empathetic and meaningful interaction by building on the cultural and linguistic diversity of on-line communication
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards cultural and linguistic diversity in on-line communication
Effective Use of Technology:
Demonstrates proficiency in 4-5 technological tools
"(Re)Programming Cultural Awareness"
PD: The project logo of the words "(Re)Programming Cultural Awareness" in white letters on a dark blue background. In the middle, a world, a graduation cap, a blackboard with gears and "IT" on it, a man pointing at the blackboard, and students on either side at tables with their laptops.
University Partners: Waukesha County Technical College (US), Prepa UDEM (MX)
Discipline (Course): IT/Web Development, Intercultural Competence
Project Summary: Students designed a set of travel-guide websites that will help Mexican high school students prepare to enter their study abroad site successfully. The websites contained tips and tricks anticipating and navigating their cultural differences and possible cultural-shock during their exchange in US, Germany, France, Canada and New Zealand.
Project Length: 10 weeks
Work across different fields and navigate interdisciplinary group dynamics to create a real-world product and service for students at PREPA or other sites in Mexico