25.01.2023 (2)

Crossing the Cultural Exchange Share – with Macmillan

Wednesday, 25th January 2023

Communication and collaboration across cultural lines is quickly becoming the norm for many workplaces, and who knows how far it will go?
This session will explore how to prepare teenage and young adult learners’ ability to empathise in order to make cultural exchange not just possible, but enriching.

Travis and Lauren’s talk will be followed by a 20-minute session from Joel Wotton about technology that enables teachers to connect their students online with other learners around the world using Gateway to the World.

Watch the webinar now:

About the speakers:

As the Sr. Director of Programs at Empatico, Travis Hardy develops new programs and content to expand Empatico’s reach and increase its impact in partnership with educators, subject-matter experts, like-minded organizations and edtech companies, funders, schools, and other educational institutions. He joined Empatico after five years in the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, where he led a virtual exchange program connecting 9-13 year-old New Yorkers to their global peers, and he holds a MA in International Education from New York University. Travis lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with his partner and cat, Cyclone.


As the Educator Community Manager at EmpaticoLauren Flemming works with educators to ensure that they feel seen, heard, and connected to their peers on the Empatico platform. Lauren is a former educator herself who has taught both domestically and internationally, has worked with a wide range of stakeholders from non-profits to institutes of higher education advocating for the unique needs of educators, and holds her MA in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA. Lauren lives in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys hiking, seeing live music, and napping with her dog, Homer.

Learn more about how Gateway to the World equips teachers with the ability to prepare learners for the future world of work via the Virtual Classroom Exchange.

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