Empathy Machines: Global Education via "Portals"

Recording: Empathy Machines: Global Education via "Portals", Mar 7, 2018


Kristen Erickson

Greenwich Academy

Lewis Lee

Shared_Studios; Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

Portals are wormholes through the Internet, immersive learning spaces housed in repurposed shipping containers that foster face-to-face engagement with strangers around the world. We’ll show how Portals connected kids in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Honduras, Milwaukee, and Greenwich, CT, for storytelling, poetry reading, dancing, and painting. Portals, called “empathy machines” by one journalist, redefine what it means to educate for global competency.

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Format: Case study
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides