INTERESTED IN A VIRTUAL PRESENTATION?

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We have a Virtual Cultural Festival in November, and April each year!

FALL 2020 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

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SESSION #1: 9-10 AM, Music in Bangladesh, Puerto Rico, and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Presenters: Emma, Stephanie, and Hia, Audience: Elementary, but open to K-12)

SESSION #2: 10:30-11:30 AM, Travel the World through ZOOM! Cultures of Tunisia, Mi’kmaq Nation, and Peru (Presenters: Jake, Sammie, and Michelle, Audience: K-12)

SESSION #3: 1-2 PM, Diversity! (Argentina, Racial Diversity in Ecuador, and Language Diversity in India (Presenters: Kierra, Grace, and Gargi, Audience: K-12)

SESSION #4: 2:15-3:15 PM, Global Climate and Environment (Presenters: Sarah and Ava, Audience: Elementary, but open to K-12)

About the Virtual Cultural Festival:

  • Please sign up in advance by Thursday, 11/5 at 5 PM in order to get Zoom links and passwords.
  • Each presentation lasts 40-45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q&A from the K-12 students.
  • We will be live-streaming to both Zoom and YouTube, so if your school is not allowed to use Zoom, or our Zoom capacity fills up, you can watch through YouTube instead.
  • We welcome questions from you and your students during the presentation via the chat in Zoom and the comments in YouTube (there is a 20 second delay when streaming from ZOOM to YouTube, so please be patient with us until we see your comments).
  • You’re welcome to come and go as it suits you and your students. You can attend the full presentations, or just the Q&A portion of each presentation.
  • Each presentation will be recorded and available to watch on our YouTube channel after editing. (All K-12 students videos will be off anyways, but we do always blur out K-12 student faces before posting on our channel)
  • Our main audience is NC educators, but out-of-state or country teachers and their students are welcome to attend.

Presentation Info & Tips:

  • To participate you will need: an internet connection, projection screen (if at school), and audio speakers.
  • If you plan to use ZOOM please download the free ZOOM launcher (Zoom Client for Meetings) to your computer in order to to join the session, if you don’t already have it.
  • Be sure to try out ZOOM prior to the day of the presentations to make sure that it is not blocked by your school’s firewall.
  • *We will mute everyone’s mic during the session. This will improve the sound quality for everyone.*

PRIVACY AND SECURITY MEASURES

  • ZOOM links to join will not be posted anywhere publicly, and a password will be required. Links will only be emailed to teachers that sign up.
  • All K-12 student and classroom videos will be off, and they will be muted. Only presenters’ videos will be on.
  • We will be using the Zoom webinar format, and participants will no be allowed to unmute themselves or turn their videos on.
  • Private chat will be turned off in Zoom. Chat to “everyone” will be enabled.
  • The Program Manager of Carolina Navigators will attend every session along with the UNC student presenters.
  • K-12 Teachers should attend sessions their students are attending, even if the students are attending remotely.
  • While live-streaming from Zoom to YouTube, we hope to be able to live-stream to an unlisted YouTube link, as opposed to a public link. This is our first time live-streaming to YouTube, so this will be a learning experience! We may not be able to get this YouTube link in advance, so we will try to start each livestream 10 minutes before the presentation time, and email out the unlisted YouTube link to everyone that signed up right before each presentation begins. 

Questions? Email us! navigators@unc.edu

*Please CLICK HERE to watch a short video tutorial on how to join a meeting in Zoom*

SPRING 2020 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

APRIL 13, 2020

We are currently editing the videos from the festival, and hope to post them for you soon on our website and YouTube Channel. Thank you for your patience!

SESSION 1: Kierra and Tatiana, “Language and Pop Culture in Argentina and Japan” (recommended audience: All Levels K-12)

SESSION 2: Gianna and Abi, “Immigration in France, England, and Vietnam” (recommended audience: Secondary students)

SESSION 3: Amanda and Sadé, “Popular Places Croatia, Chile, and France”, (Recommended audience: All levels K-12)

SESSION 4: Niki and Holland, “Traditional Foods in India and Spain”, (Recommended audience: All levels K-12)

Videos of the festival presentations will be posted to our YouTube channel and website (global resource finder)! We first need to edit the videos and blur out all K-12 student faces.

Meet the Spring 2020 UNC Student Presenters!

FALL 2019 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Savannah, Tim, and Jadah, “Cultural Stereotypes about Costa Rica, Native Americans, and the Philippines” (audience: SECONDARY STUDENTS)

Brianna, Kierra, and Peter, “Art and Culture in Mexico, Ecuador, and Argentina” (some students will be presenting in SPANISH, audience-SECONDARY STUDENTS, Spanish classes, bi-lingual schools)

Rhea and Isabella, Cultural Festivals in Brazil and Spain, (audience: K-12)

Meet the student presenters!  (not  all  students  are  in the photo  below).

SPRING 2019 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

SESSION 1: Selma and Sai, Food in Brazil and China

SESSION 2: Angela and Hanna, Dance and Music in Jordan and Ethiopia

SESSION 3: Harper and Morgan, Immigration and Migration in Belize and Costa Rica

SESSION 4: Tatiana and Lucy, Food and Language in Japan and Spain (Rice Dishes)

SPRING 2010 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS

MEET THE SPRING 2019 UNC STUDENT PRESENTERS HERE!

FALL 2018 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

SESSION 1:  Banu and Dana-Language Workshop: Turkish and Arabic

SESSION 2: Shama and Mary Glenn-Fashion Police! Clothing in India and Scotland

SESSION 3: Kathryn, Mollie, and Verenisee-Investigating Cultures: Ireland, Germany, and Mexico (This session is probably best suited to secondary students. It may also be accessible to upper elementary students. All levels are encouraged to join the Q & A at the end from around 1:10-1:25)

SESSION 4: Abi Mlo, Ly Nuin and Phun H-Montagnards 101 (Culture of the non-Vietnamese ethnic groups native to Vietnam-music, food, weaving, tools, language, etc.)

SESSION 5: Irene and Maria, Celebrating New Years in China and Peru

MEET THE FALL 2018 UNC STUDENT PRESENTERS HERE!

SPRING 2018 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Bring the world to your students by participating in one of our Virtual Cultural Festivals! All sessions are FREE and open to all K-12 teachers and students. Our presenters are UNC students who have international expertise. We have a virtual festival once in November during each Fall semester, and once in March or April, during each Spring semester.

SESSION #1: Important Landmarks in Spain, Scotland, and Pakistan (Sarah Claire, Karen, and Mali)

SESSION #2: Food in South Africa and China (Abby and Sharon)

SESSION #3: All About Germany and Hungary! (including language learning!) (Sylvia)

Spring 2016 VIRTUAL CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Music in China and Kazakhstan
  • Family in Ghana, Singapore, and the Philippines
  • Holidays in China, England, and Germany
  • New Zealand and Uzbekistan

FALL 2015 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Education in Ghana and Argentina
  • Food in China and Rwanda
  • Transportation in Spain, Thailand, and Brazil
  • Animals in South Korea and Morocco

SPRING 2015 VIRTUAL CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Clothing in the Middle East
  • Festivals and Futbol in Chile and Argentina
  • Festivals and Clothing in the U.K.
  • Festivals and Clothing in Nepal, Germany and South Korea
  • Second Skin: Traditional and Modern Clothing in China
  • Star Festival in Japan

**Want to make the paper decorations Akari showed in her session? Click here and here to get directions.

SPRING 2013 VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

London (Isabella Cassell)
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration and The History of a City
>> Click here to get the 36-minute presentation recording!
Malaysia (Leslie Willis)
What it’s like to live and teach in Malaysia?
China (McKay Roozen)
Rural China and Education
>> Click here to get the 50-minute presentation recording!
Ireland (Sarah Smith)
Education, Culture, and Emerald Isle
>> Click here to get the 60-minute recording!
China (Zishu Chen)Food in China

FALL 2012 VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

*If you have any concerns about being able to access Blackboard Collaborate from your computer, please contact your school’s tech support. When you log into Blackboard Collaborate you will be asked to type in your name. We ask that you use your grade or subject and city – e.g., 3rdGradeRaleigh.
Exploring the Impact of the US Dollar in Ecuador (George)

Click here to join the Blackboard Collaborate session
(If that doesn’t work, try this link.)

  • The Galapagos Islands: To Whom Does the Land Belong? (Kristy)
  • A Lebanese Dining Table (Joel)
  • Greek Gods Through Art (Adriana)
  • A Look into London: The Ever Present Past (Isabella)
  •  Warriors, Monsters, and Magic: Exploring Iranian and Afghani Cultures Through Myths, Legends, and Poetry (Chris)
  • Refugees and Religion (Samer)
  •  Picturing Vietnam (Rita)
  • German Fairytales and Children’s Stories (Micaela)
  • Regionalism and Identity in Spain (Arina)