30 April, 2020

Global Campus Xtra

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After listening to Marlyse Reeves talking about her job, it showed me that robotics includes lots of engineering and science in order for the robot to work. She also talked about going on a mission to launch a robot in the ocean as well as the dangers and disadvantages with robots under water. There are many Firehose chats coming up with other Scientists, Engineers, designers, musicians and many more. I would definitely recommend it!
Year 7 student at LCIS Aubonne
Global Campus Xtra Nord Anglia Education’s Global Campus, our platform connecting our 66,000 students across 29 countries around the world, has never been as important as it is right now. It enables students to explore the world, learn new skills and develop a truly international perspective through shared learning experiences. GlobalCa

Global Campus Xtra - a unique #VirtualSchoolExperience

(log in to your child's Global Campus to access the links below)


Nord Anglia Education’s Global Campus, connecting our 66,000 students across 29 countries around the world, has never been a more essential learning platform than it is right now, enabling our students to explore the world from the safety of their home, learn new skills and develop a truly international perspective through shared learning experiences.
Our exciting new Global Campus Xtra activities, designed with our teachers and world renowned partners The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, support our #VirtualSchoolExperience to expand our students’ learning and challenge them to try something new!

All 66 Nord Anglia Education schools around the world have been engaging in their #VirtualSchoolExperience for a little while now, and here at La Côte International School Aubonne, we are proud to see our students, teachers and school community embrace their new learning environment with positivity, creativity and resilience. Please follow us on Facebook to celebrate with us some of the truly outstanding work that they have been engaging in.

Find out what exciting opportunities we have on offer for our students on Global Campus below!


BIG Question

Inspired by the work of Suagata Mitra’s School in the Cloud (see video below), teachers from across our schools will be posing BIG Questions for our students over the next few months, creating a self-organised learning environment. These questions will encourage the exploration of big ideas, confusing concepts, and quizzical facts; they are a learning adventure just waiting to happen. All students need to take part is a computer, an internet connection... and a bit of curiosity!

The current BIG Questions that students are challenged to explore their responses to is "How has the current crisis changed how you feel about the importance of the Global Goals?"

Xtra Challenges

The #VirtualSchoolExperience offers a unique opportunity for our students to try new things and explore what happens when they get to use their time differently. The Global Campus Xtra Challenges have been chosen to encourage our students and families to do just that. Choose a challenge a day, one a week, or whatever you like, but have a go at something you wouldn’t normally try. We are asking you to challenge yourself and discover new talents! The challenges are sorted into five categories: Language and Culture, Health and Fitness, Design and Make, Arts and Crafts, and Personal Challenge.

STEAM with MIT Xtra

Nord Anglia Education’s collaboration with MIT offers our students the unique opportunity to participate in lectures with a MIT professionals, as well as to take up some inspiring challenges designed by our MIT Curiosity Correspondents!

Recently, our students had the opportunity to join the MIT Firehouse Chat discussing “Programming Robotic Explorers” with Marlyse Reeves, third-year PhD student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Before the webinar, students were given access to a range of resources to learn more about the work Marlyse is doing as part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute team, and to post their personal questions for Marlyse. 

Mudit, Year 7 student at LCIS Aubonne, took part in a Firehose chat this week and reported that:

Performing Arts with Juilliard Xtra

Our aspiring musician, actors and dancers are offered a range of resources to extend their learning and have access to several music, dance and drama competitions on Performing Arts Xtra!

Nord Anglia Education Virtual Musician of the Year competition: Whether they play wind and string instruments, drums or sing - our musicians aged 9 - 17 are encouraged to select, prepare and enter their performance which will be accessible to our international audience on Global Campus. 

The NAE Community Dance Project has been designed to bring our students from across the globe together to create a virtual wall of movement. Our students and their family members are invited to find a space that inspires movement, then practice a dance and film it to contribute to the wall.

Those students that enjoy the thrill of the stage can enter the The Viral Monologues competition. Following the example of actors and performing artists in New York who have got together to create online readings of monologues to entertain the community, we challenge our students tell us: ...What’s your story? How has someone in your community helped you or how have you helped others?  Students are invited to write a short monologue and perform it on video, then share it with the Global Classroom community. For students in Years 9 -13, the challenge goes a step further: Students are invited to research and use Verbatim Theatre to create and enter a monologue for the Viral Monologue Competition.

Global Campus in Action - Ask the Artist

"Ask the Artist" is an opportunity for Nord Anglia Education (NAE) students to ask questions of Juilliard Artists who have chosen the Performing Arts as a career. Our unique Global Campus platform, connecting 66.000 NAE students across 29 countries, offers our students the opportunity to read the artist’s biography, listen to and watch him or her perform, and then post a questions for the artist.

Global Campus’ current featured #AskTheArtist is James Davis, an award winning actor who has just starred in the Tony award winning musical Oklahoma! on Broadway. After reviewing many hundreds of entries, James Davis chose questions from 20 Nord Anglia students, including one by our inquisitive Chloe in Year 5. 

Chloe chose a question on the topic ‘resilience’ and asked the artist: 

Have you ever experienced anything discouraging in your career? If so, what did you do to carry on and keep going?

Watch his answer on Global Campus! 

Expeditions Xtra

Our expedition programme encourages students to explore, learn, question and build connections with the wider world, whether this is in an urban environment or in the wilderness. As part of our #VirtualSchoolExperience, students can now participate in challenges ranging from ‘Growing food’ and 'Your Natural Garden' to ‘The Plastic Challenge’. From ideas and activities to help them grow what they eat, to introducing bio-diversity to their outside space in order to attract wildlife or helping to rid the planet of harmful plastics, students will be inpired to connect with the environment around them.

Kilimanjaro is the worlds tallest freestanding peak. Those students who get the chance to climb Kilimanjaro, experience harsh weather conditions, high altitude and long days off climbing. The Virtual Kilimanjaro Climb invites our school community to take on this challenge at home. Students will be able to track each others' progress on Global Campus and celebrate each others' achievements. 

Who can create the most realistic Tanzanian or Swiss Village? Using Minecraft Education, our students are tasked with researching and then building a village of their choice. At La Côte International School Aubonne, we already have some fantastic teams set up on the Minecraft Challenge who will be working on their virtual Swiss and Tanzania villages over the next month – Good luck! 

Social Enterprise with UNICEF Xtra

UNICEF is the United Nations agency for children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, they work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

Since working from home orders were put in place in New York, where UNICEF HQ is based, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore has been recording regular video diaries, outlining some of the most profound impacts for children and young people as a result of the pandemic and measures taken to control the spread of the virus, such as lockdowns and school closures.

Ask Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, a Question 

As part of our unique collaboration with UNICEF, we are asking our students: What are the questions that you want answered about the COVID-19 pandemic? UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will answer questions submitted by children and young people from around the world on how the crisis is affecting children, the ways UNICEF is responding, and how children and young people can help.

Starting from 12th May, UNICEF will host UNICEF Talks, offering a talk with a UNICEF Expert every two weeks. Students will be able to read about the expert and post questions ahead of the talk.

Logging in to Global Campus

1.       Click on the link above which leads to Global Campus

2.       Click the ‘Log in with Office 365’ button

3.       Log in using your child's school email and password

You will then be able to access the links in this article! Enjoy!

Global Library

For those students that still have time on their hands, there are plenty of resources available on Global Campus to extend their #VirtualSchoolExperience. The Global Library offers an opportunity to connect with other students, share experiences and develop international perspectives all through studying a common set of texts. Students are invited to explore the Global Library Canon of Literature, share book reviews with students around the world, and earn badges! 

Student Journalism

Budding young journalists from across Nord Anglia Education's family of schools have the opportunity to develop the skills to understand, create and publish news and blog articles to reach our 66,000 students worldwide. Students first have to complete the online course to then gain access to a submission form enabling them to become a published Global Campus journalist.