A 33-member contingent of educators from Gyeongbuk, Korea observed our Milpitas Unified School District educators and students in action as they toured Mattos Elementary School, Milpitas High School and Milpitas Middle College High School on Thursday, February 16.
Connected through Google Workspace for Education, MUSD Technology Director Chin Song organized the one-day visit along with Gyeongbuk, Korea Superintendent Jongsik Lim with a goal of exchanging educational strategies and tools for the betterment of global education. Google Workspace for Education is a collaborative of educators that utilize Google tools and services tailored for schools to collaborate, streamline instruction, and keep learning safe.
“MUSD is honored to have you here with us today, so that we can learn from you and you can learn from us,” said MUSD Board of Education President Chris Norwood, who referenced MUSD Strategic Goal #1 Building a Culture of WE. “Our goal in public education is to ensure that all of our children see themselves in the things that they are learning and doing, and preparing them for the world tomorrow.”
After starting their excursion at Mattos Elementary, our special guests–including 23 Korean teachers–were divided into groups and escorted throughout the Milpitas HS campus by student leaders along with MHS and MUSD educators. At Middle College HS, students shared their learning experiences and answered questions about their community service projects and the MCHS programming.
MUSD Superintendent Cheryl Jordan summarized MUSD Strategic Goal #3, Build Pathways to the Future, and Strategic Goal #5, to do so in creative and strategic ways, “so that the learning environment provides our learners with everything possible for their future.” Board Trustee Anu Nakka welcomed “the opportunity to learn, grow and expand and explore together.”
At the end of the visit, Gyeonbuk District Superintendent Jongsik Lim, through translation, shared that “solving the problems of the future is our goal for the purpose of education.” MUSD looks forward to developing this new innovation partnership in global learning.
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