Sisters Get Creative in Connecting Classrooms and Cultures
Emily Copsey lives 6,000 miles away from her sister. Copsey is a fifth grade teacher at Jenks East Intermediate. Her sister, Clara Brown, also directs a classroom at the Pearl House Academy in Winneba, a village in the Central Region of Ghana.
Recently, with the help of a strong internet connection, the sisters decided to set up a series of conversations between their students. Through the Global Read Aloud program, students divided by an ocean were brought together by reading the same book at the same time. Emily and Clara were able to create not only a lesson in literature, but an interactive experience in empathy.