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Banyan Global Learning

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Banyan Global Learning is a virtual education content provider with a global network of innovative educators. Our virtual programs connect learners to undiscovered places, new people and fresh ideas

Our world culture programs are taught LIVE and on location (time zone permitting) with TWO teachers — one driving the lesson progression and the other engaging from the field. These dynamic programs are unlike any educational program you have experienced. 

We have created a suite of virtual programs to reach all levels of learners in three main content areas: World Culture, Digital Citizenship, and Social Emotional Learning.

We love designing new programs, so if we don't currently have what you're looking for, just ask.

Banyan Global Learning believes in the power of live video to bridge cultural divides, expand empathetic thinking and prepare our students to navigate real life. We are mission-driven to create authentic connections that fulfill the needs of students and teachers alike.  

2020-2021

2019-2020

 

Programs by Banyan Global Learning

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Hollywood Blvd: Walk Of Fame

Take a tour in the heart of Hollywood on the Walk Of Fame! Learners will become photographers and create their own brochure for LA Travel Magazine. Get ready for the lights, cameras and action!

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Role Playing Club: Stories Brought to Life

Students will use and hone their critical life skills as they play a fun game! They will benefit from a deeper understanding of identity and how it affects feelings, actions, and relationships as well as significant practice in the setting and...

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Anti-Racism Workshop for Students

Building on the Sesame Street Town Hall “Coming Together: Standing up to Racism,” BGL presents part one of an SEL series to give children an opportunity to talk about racism, and how we can come together to stand up to it. Acknowledging that these...

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Anything Can Be A Puppet

Join professional puppeteer Kris Bluett-Woolen of thePacific Puppetry Institute in her puppet lab to explore the art of bringing a puppet to life. Students will learn the basics of puppetry (entrance, focus, breath, gesture, and exit), learn about...

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Culture & History of Los Angeles: Little Tokyo

Explore Japanese-American culture and history by visiting the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood in DTLA. Learn about the founders of the neighborhood, struggles through World War II, and the post-war cultural boom. Walk live with a teacher to...

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Culture & History of Los Angeles: OIvera Street

Students learn about the founding of Los Angeles! Starting from the original town square, travel live with your teacher to learn who founded Los Angeles and where they came from. Olvera street today looks the same as it did 250 years ago! See the...

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Culture and History of Los Angeles: Little Tokyo and Olvera Street

Los Angeles is home to many different people. Come join your host as he travels to the heart of Los Angeles to explore the culture and history of the early peoples of LA. At Olvera Street, see the birthplace of Los Angeles and learn about the...

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Digital Citizenship for Young Learners

What is a digital citizen? Even the youngest learners need to know how to use technology safely & responsibly. Young learners join our fun puppet friends to help teach them how.

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Digital Citizenship: Digital Footprints

Sharing things online can be dangerous. Our friend from “Digitopolis”, Dude, makes a mistake by posting an embarrassing picture of his friend as a joke. Learners join BGL to help Dude solve this problem and make safer decisions online!

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Digital Citizenship: Parent Workshop

Our kids do what we do! Lead by example and analyze your own relationship with technology and the internet! Join BGL to learn about digital citizenship and how to encourage safe surfing for the whole family.

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Digital Citizenship: Part of the Online Team

Join BGL and our puppet friends to learn about what it means to be a responsible Digital Citizen! Learners help Sunny, a friend from "Digitopolis", develop strategies for becoming part of her online class community through team dynamics like...

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Digital Citizenship: Smart & Safe on the Internet

Learners help Raz, a friend from "Digitopolis", understand what’s safe to click on the internet, and other ways to stay safe online. Join BGL and our puppet friends on a journey to becoming responsible Digital Citizens!

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Digital Citizenship: Technology Balance

Using technology for both school and fun can be difficult. We meet Olive from "Digitopolis" who loves to play computer games. She also has homework to do! In this program,  Learners help Olive decide how much screen time is appropriate, set timers...

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Educate & Elevate Part 1: How To Talk About Racism

Building on the Sesame Street Town Hall “Coming Together: Standing up to Racism,” BGL presents an SEL series to give children an opportunity to talk about racism, and how we can come together to stand up to it. Acknowledging that these...

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Educate & Elevate Part 2: Knowledge Is Power

Know better-to DO better. Join BGL and the talented Weary Arts Group for part two of our anti-racism series! This program helps participants break down what it means to be racist, and explores the rich history of anti-racism in the US.

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Educate & Elevate Part 3: Say Something

If you see something, SAY SOMETHING! Speaking out against racism can be tough. Join BGL and the Weary Arts Group in learning how to use your voice to stand up for what’s right in your daily life!

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Educate & Elevate Part 4: Take Action

Everyone can be an activist! Join BGL, WAG and a special guest activist to learn about concrete ways we all can take action together for change.

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Educate & Elevate: Complete Series

BGL, the talented Weary Arts Group and incredible activists team up in the name of anti-racism! Join us in this journey of self-discovery and community empowerment. This four-part series explores anti-racist history, art, and forms of protest. 

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Live Puppet Show: Bird that Wants to Fly

Join Pacific Puppetry to explore a story rich in social and emotional learning. Students will go through a social & emotional learning workshop to empathize with the characters and relate their feelings to their own life. Also available with...

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Photography Club (After-School)

Grab your camera, and get ready to be inspired! After-school made fun through photography.

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Photography Club - Tuesdays

Grab your camera, and get ready to be inspired! After-school made fun through photography.

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Role Playing Club - Fridays

In this club, you’ll write your own story. We’ll work with you to create the super hero version of you, and you’ll meet others like you. Getting to know them, yourself, and maybe saving the world along the way…

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Social & Emotional Superheroes

Social & Emotional Superheroes was conceived at the beginning of the pandemic to address the uniquely challenging emotional struggles our students currently face. Originally called "Shelter-in-Place Superheroes," a small group of talented...

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Discover Empathy Through Music

Social & emotional learning through the lens of music.

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Empathy

social & emotional learning made fun!

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Empathy, Optimism and Making Good Choices

social and emotional learning principles taught through the edu-tainment lens of music and performance.

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Good Choices

social & emotional learning can be fun!

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Optimism

social & emotional learning can be fun!

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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Social & Emotional Deep Dive

social and emotional learning principles taught through the lens of music

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Social Emotional Superheroes (K12 SEL)

Social Emotional Superheroes combines the magic of music, theater and lively conversation with a focused exploration of emotions, empathy, and optimism. Using superpowers as a vehicle, students will realize their own strengths, or “superpowers...

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Taipei, Taiwan: Elephant Mountain Adventure

With amazing scenic views from the top of Elephant Mountain in Taipei, Taiwan, you can see the Taipei 101 tower in the distance. Online explorers help Teacher Nate navigate the subtropical terrain with new survival skills they learn about food...

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The Bridges of Portland, Oregon

Students travel to Bridge Town in Portland, Oregon to explore the history, purpose, and unique impact of various bridges on community and commerce along the mighty Willamette River. Participants see the city of Portland through a unique lens while...

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Water in Our Cities: Planning, Recreation and Pollution

How do cities choose to use their water resources? In this trip, we visit three locations in Los Angeles to explore planning, recreation and pollution in our waterways. Watch Teacher Travis perform water tests and discuss important issues in all...

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Weary Arts Group: Theater Club – Thursdays

Join experienced theater instructor Cal Weary of Weary Arts Group to dive deep into the world of theater. We meet weekly on Fridays!

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World Culture: Live to Queenstown, New Zealand

Where on the map is Teacher Alana? Use critical thinking skills & context clues to complete the map activity while you adventure into beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand! Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this small city is known for its...

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World Culture: Main Street Live, Itacare, Brazil

Connect with the varied cultures that make up Itacaré, a small surf and fishing town in Bahia, Brazil. Teacher Jill takes us on a tour of the main street in town as we see evidence of a cultural history that includes Brazilian, Hawaiian, African...

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World Culture: Night Markets of Taiwan

Bustling streets fill with shoppers and vendors that waft sweet and savory smells until well past midnight: this is the nightly routine at Taiwan’s famous ’night markets’. To beat the heat, these historic markets open every night after dark and...

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World Science: New Zealand's Kiwi Birdlife Park

Help BGL teachers uncover the mystery of which native bird is raising havoc throughout the neighborhoods of beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. Join Teacher Alana on-site, as she explores the Kiwi Birdlife Wildlife Park, and investigates different...

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World Water Day: Coastal Habitats

Join our teacher biologists at the Central Florida Coast and Southern California Coast as they explore coastal habitats that are teeming with life. Participants will learn the characteristics of these habitats, think critically about the types of...

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World Water Day: Fresh Water Habitats (Tahoe the Turtle)

Banyan Global Learning takes YOU on a hunt for the best home for a lost turtle. Explore the beautiful tide pool habitat of Southern California and the peaceful, lush lake habitat of Portland, Oregon while you help Tahoe find her new home! 

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Independent Provider of Content

Contact

Robyn Bodin   programs@banyangloballearning.com
250 East First Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
9712768084
United States

https://banyangloballearning.com/virtual-programming

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Banyan Global Learning cover:

Community Building
Video Conferencing Awareness
Video Conferencing Integration
Video Conferencing Planning and Implementation
International
STEM
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
Culture
Community Interests
Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Foreign/World Languages
Health/Physical Education
Career Education
Language Arts/English
Performing Arts
Sciences
Character Education
Literacy
Reading
Gifted & Talented
Curriculum
Standards
Instructional Programs
Leadership
Best Practice
Collaboration