Dates: 6.23.15 - 7.5.15
Calliope Global affords students with an authentic opportunity to become successful “networked persons,” who alongside global partners become active, compassionate and lifelong learners, well-equipped with 21st Century skills to learn from and interact with their connected world in responsible ways.
Connect. Create. Inspire.
Students from Colegio Decroly in Madrid, Spain are invited to participate in Conquistadors Connect, an intensive assimilation program providing an interactive overview of Florida history, marine science and technology and host-family experience. Middle school students from area Clearwater families host the visiting Spaniards, as well as participate in the program.
The name of this experience, “Conquistadors Connect,” was inspired by the Spanish conquistadors of old who came to the New World to explore, discover and learn. In the same fashion, we have designed a program in which the Spanish students come and explore Florida history, technology and marine science and furthermore, “conquer” the English language and culture, as well as gain knowledge in the particular disciplines through this exclusive and profound experience. It is our desire to see these young people thrive in our increasingly interconnected world by displaying measurable 21st Century student global competencies (understanding, investigating, connecting, and integrating).
Pinellas County, Florida
Activities were held in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Orlando.