Equal Access to Online Global Education

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Equal Access to Online Global Education
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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, 73,120 students and 470 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 185 award-winning short documentaries and Virtual Reality films with learning resources and participatory skill-building lesson plans. 

In the path from the New Normal to a New Future, it has become evident there are urgent issues we need to tackle without delay and we need to collaborate and unite to find long term solutions. In order to contribute to this common endeavor, we have developed new projects with old friends and new partners to scale our impact. 

Invited by GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, we hosted a virtual workshop for arabic educators at the Institute of Middle East Studies, to advance impact media literacy and the significance of documentary film in 21st century global education. 

We have proudly joined PLANET CLASSROOM, a network platform organized by CMRubinWorld bringing together musicians, dancers, video games creators, filmmakers, learning innovators and emerging technologists from all over the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and provide a rich cultural experience at a time when art and learning institutions are not accessible everywhere. 

Thanks to Qatar Foundation International's continued support, SIMA Student Film Club ended 2020 with an extraordinary line-up on Sustainability followed by a virtual exchange with the Arabic Honor Society students and filmmaker Aaron Kisner and social business entrepreneur Manal Yaish Zraiq.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

With warmth and gratitude from all of us at SIMA Classroom.

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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, 73,120 students and 470 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 185 award-winning short documentaries and Virtual Reality films with learning resources and participatory skill-building lesson plans. 

In these unprecedented times, some things have become evident: there are urgent issues we need to tackle without delay and we need to collaborate and unite to find long term solutions.  In order to contribute to this common endeavor, we have expanded the offer of our transformational educational resources to kick off relevant conversations and we have renewed key partnerships to scale our impact. 

We have launched the RACIAL JUSTICE PLAYLIST, with a carefully curated selection of films confronting viewers with our history and our present reality of racial injustice, one that we need to look straight into the eyes in order to create a new era of truth and justice.

In partnership with UNPLASTIFY we developed a playlist and lesson plan to invite students to connect emotionally with the topic of plastic pollution and get inspired to take action.

Together with Qatar Foundation International we co-created the ARAB WORLD VISION playlist and challenge highlighting the importance of cross-cultural understanding, respect, and tolerance to overcome global challenges as a community. Additionally, the Aarabic Honor Society  has joined the partnership to enable hundreds of students from different countries to participate in the Student Film Club,  who watch monthly film picks on pressing global issues and attend a virtual exchange with experts and changemakers.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

With warmth and gratitude from all of us at SIMA Classroom.

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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.

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Designed as a fast track to global citizenship education, SIMA Classroom takes students on a journey from empathy and critical thinking to action. Over 1,950 educators, 51,230 students and 300 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 168 award-winning short documentaries and Virtual Reality films with learning resources and participatory skill-building lesson plans. 

This month we want to celebrate we are scaling our impact through partnerships!  Together with Participate we hosted the SDGs Film Festival for the Teach the Global Goals Community of Practice. During the learning experience teachers were able to take 1000+ students on a journey across the world to learn about SDGs on a human scale, get inspired and advocate for a global challenge they care about by creating a screening campaign and discussion in their classroom.

We are also delighted to partner with the Ban Ki Moon Center and UNESCO-APCEIU  to offer a curated selection of SIMA impact films as part of the course: Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society. The course aims to examine and critically reflect on the revolving issues around the globe at local, national, and international levels by providing a platform where learners can virtually meet and learn from one another. Together we have inspired and empowered more than 3,600 global citizens so far!

Last but not least, we are proud to announce that our lesson plans are now aligned to the International Baccalaureate Programme, designed to prepare students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish. 

With warmth and gratitude from all of us at SIMA Classroom.

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Designed as a fast track to global citizenship education, SIMA Classroom takes students on a journey from empathy and critical thinking to action. Over 1,912 educators, 49,510 students and 264 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 168 award-winning short documentaries and Virtual Reality films with learning resources and participatory skill-building lesson plans. 

This month we are thrilled to announce our pilot program with Teach for India, a movement of fellows working to eliminate educational inequity in India. Together we have already reached 50 educators and 4,000 students across the country. 

We are also proud to welcome World Savvy, AFT ShareMyLesson and SDSN Global School Program to the SIMA family! It’s a privilege to share the journey with these amazing partners.

Last but not least, we were honored to host the workshop The Role Of Effective Digital Learning In GCED For Reconciliation during the The 4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education organized by UNESCO-APCEIU in Seoul this past September. The event gathered 600+ social innovators in education from around the globe.

With warmth and gratitude from all of us at SIMA Classroom. 

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