Read Around the Planet, an outgrowth of the U.S. National Education Association
(NEA) Read Across America program, is a global celebration of reading using
videoconference technology. Combined with World Book Day, RAP is designed to
promote reading and opportunities for classroom videoconference collaborations.
Polycom provides the funding to support TWICE who manages the program
including registration, the classroom partner matching service and support
documentation. Tied to Dr. Suess’ birthday, RAP registration opens around
September with events occurring in February and March. RAP is open to primary,
elementary and secondary education institutions.