School field trips were always a blast while in grade school. Going to the Zoo and exploring all the animals students knew existed but never got to see up close and in person. Going to places like Greenfield Village and seeing how people lived in the olden days and not just reading from a book. Then there’s also artifacts from the Holocaust Memorial Center, which can give students different perspectives got to interact with these tragic part of history. These open up a whole new worlds and make the words on a page a reality.
The Kalamazoo Promise partnered with Streamable Learning, an online learning program based in Charleston, South Carolina. Streamable Learning’s goal is to help students of all ages seek education and inspiration easier.
According to Steamable Learning this will allow the classroom “to an endless world of interactive, educational live streams that equitably connects students, schools, and districts to subject matter experts and organizations from around the world.”
This website provides endless numbers of interactive Livestream programs. The program is supposed to be easy, affordable, and it will constantly improve. They have diverse subject matter experts that will deliver a real-time interaction with the trip.
Virtual field trips that are expected to be a richer experience and prep college students through the Kalamazoo Promise. This idea could soon be spread out to other schools and seen in every classroom.