Designed as a fast track to global citizenship education, SIMA Classroom takes students on a journey from empathy and critical thinking to action. Over 2,215 educators, 70,5000 students and 500 institutions globally are already using the platform.
Selected from the finalists and winners of the annual Social Impact Media Awards, SIMA Classroom is a global, ever-current and expansive streaming platform presenting the gold standard of social-issue cinematic storytelling. It provides access to a carefully curated collection of over 180 award-winning short documentaries and Virtual Reality films with learning resources and participatory skill-building lesson plans.
In order to help support students and academic institutions across the world make the abrupt switch from in-person classes to online learning in response to public safety surrounding Coronavirus, we decided to grant free access to SIMA Classroom. Over 10,000 students and 500 new educators across 10 countries have joined the platform in only two months!
Also, we are thrilled to announce our STUDENT FILM CLUB, born to build community amongst our members, maximize student engagement, and encourage inspiring virtual exchanges between future leaders and real-life individuals working at the forefront of solution driven social impact. Every month, SIMA Classroom members watch two handpicked short documentaries on a global theme ( Climate Change, Global Health, Migration, etc), accompanied by a custom QUIZ and bonus features with curated resources. The monthly QUIZ WINNER wins a zoom call for their entire class with a thought-leader, filmmaker or expert on the featured topic, connecting our global community of students and educators to those behind the scenes and on the frontlines.
Last but not least, we are honored to welcome Hanna Dudich, the winner of this year's SIMA TEACHER AWARD to the sima family! In partnership with Qatar Foundation International, our annual global award is a recognition for outstanding accomplishments and dedication to using media resources to foster global competencies. Award winners are selected by the SIMA Classroom Jury, comprised of renowned experts in the fields of global education and social innovation. Hanna Dudich is an English language teacher at Taras Shevchenko Himnazia, Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine and won a cultural immersion educator trip to Qatar and Oman as well as lifetime access to SIMA Classroom.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support!
With warmth and gratitude from all of us at SIMA Classroom.