Our students are so lucky to have this connection because of the class demographics at AAS; students there not only come from Bulgaria but from all over the world, and they all speak English.
Last week we were fortunate to only have a six hour time difference due to Bulgaria moving back to standard time a week before the US. Because of this we were able to Skype twice during the week. Students got to meet each other, and we got to find out where they were from.
AAS uses a model of student technology leaders where students with expertise on a particular technology teach other students. We took advantage of this, and had their student technology leaders introduce our students to three different coding programs. It was a fabulous way for us to prepare for our Hour of Code event. I look forward to seeing who the student technology leaders are at Stratham Memorial School in the near future.