I have had the priviledge to be involved with the Partnership2Gether Program since 2016. The primary goal of this program is to develop and maintain people to people connections between Rochester and Modi'in, Israel. Working together with Liat Bar-Nathan, a teacher at the Asif School in Modi'in, I have created a multitude of projects that bring Liat and my students together and allow them to work, side by side. If you would like to learn more about the Partnership2Gether take this link: Partnership2Gether
In 2018 I had the priviledge to travel to Israel, visit my partner teacher, and experience the country. Take this link to see a slideshow of my trip: Mr. Beldue visits Israel
Look below to view some of these projects (click on the name).
In Social Studies, I always to try to make the students aware of the world outside of the classroom. With this in mind, I enjoy preparing students to take part in Mystery Skypes. Mystery Skypes force students to use their problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills. The goal of a Mystery Skype is to have the students figure out the location of another class by asking questions and working together as a team. We learn to ask deductive reasoning type questions, starting big (ex. Are you east or west of the Mississippi River?) and thoughtfully focusing our questions to be more specific (Is the population of your city less than 40,000 people?). The classroom that figures out the location first, with the least amount of questions asked, wins.
To see a introductory video on Mystery Skype click on this link: Mystery Skype