The Transatlantic School Initiative was a project dedicated to building new partnerships between schools, students and educators in the US, Canada and Germany.
We invited all students K-12 to share their dreams, talents and ideas across the ocean – in the spirit of Peace, Democracy and quality education. And soooo many of you have joined our digital transatlantic exchange; with self-create songs, poems, drawings and so much more.
All levels of Transatlantic exchange were involved in one way or another:
From Los Angeles to Berlin, Berkeley to Jena, Chicago to Hamburg, Kölleda to the Meskwaki Nation, from New Jersey to Brandenburg, from Colorado to Northern Germany. From KidzHub Media in Oldbridge to Radiofüchse Hamburg. From kindergarten kids in Thuringia and Iowa to education and media experts, students and practictioners at the universities of UC Berkeley, UC LA, University of Missouri St. Louis. From the mayor of Berkeley to the sister city commitees of Stuttgart, St. Louis, L.A. and Jena. From campus radio of university of Texas to community radio OKJ in Jena. From Goethe Institute to American Association of Teachers of German.
This was a unique common Transatlantic adventure; combining education, arts and fun – for peace and understanding.
One of the many exciting results: We received the prestigious….
Global Media and Information Literacy Award of UNESCO, UN Alliance of Civilizations and UNITWIN, the networks of universities of the United Nations!
Congratulations and many thanks to everybody to made this possible!!!
And our common Transatlantic story is not over yet! Join us on Facebook, or drop us a mail to learn more about how your class can participate: central (at) radijojo.org
The Transatlantic School Initiative was a project of multi-award-winning Radijojo World Children’s Media Network based in Berlin. Established in 2003, Radijojo is connecting children in more than 100 countries today. All our work is non-commercial, free of advertising; dedicated to Peace, participation, inclusion and intercultural exchange.
The project was supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP)
of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).
Das Projekt wurde durch das Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des
Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) gefördert.