Monthly Archives: November 2012

An Honour

On Friday afternoon, 16 November, I took part in the Global Classroom Project 2012 -2013 launch presentation, which was one of the presentations in the Global Education Conference 2012, a free online conference connecting educators and organisations worldwide. It started on Monday, 12 November and ran around the clock for five days!

I was invited to take part by Michael Graffin (@mgraffin), co-founder of the Global Classroom Project and I was truly honoured to do so. I spoke about why global interaction and collaboration in education is important and I also reflected on her own project, Crazy Crazes, which is currently underway (http://crazycrazes.wikispaces.com) and other highlights of 2012. Four of our Grade 4 pupils also shared their experiences and they did so well. I am so proud of how well they spoke and how they handled themselves! This was a wonderful opportunity and we were very proud to promote our school on this global platform.

This excerpt from Michael’s post in the Global Classroom Project blog, brought a lump to my throat:

To read more about the presentation and listen to the recording, look here.

At the end of the presentation Michael Graffin announced the inauguration of the annual “Global Classroom Lead Teacher” Award, which recognises teachers who’ve made an extraordinary contribution to the development and success of the #globalclassroom community over the past year. Imagine my surprise when I saw my name on that list, along with 25 other amazing, dedicated teachers from around the world! Brenda Hallowes from Cotswold Preparatory School in Port Elizabeth and I were both named – the only two teachers from Africa!

So now I get to add this lovely badge to my blog:

Please pop on over to the Global Classroom Project blog and see what amazing connections are being made and how, as a #globalclassroom community, we can make a difference to the way in which our children learn and how they see themselves as global citizens of the world!

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Join us – Global Classroom 2012-13 Launch LIVE @ #GlobalEd12

Cross-posted from: http://bit.ly/GlobalClassroomProject 

The formal launch of the Global Classroom Project 2012-13 is set to take place at the Global Education Conference  on FRIDAY, November 16.

It will take place as part of our Global Classroom Stories and Launch Presentation with speakers from Australia, Nepal, Greece, Taiwan, India, and South Africa. The session will be recorded, and shared after the event.

When?

It takes place at 6AM EST (New York), 11AM GMT, 10PM AEDT – OR find out when this is in YOUR time-zone, by clicking here.

How do I participate? 

To join the session, please click on this link 10 minutes prior to the start time.

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=GECPart238

I will be taking part in this launch presentation. I will give my thoughts on global classroom collaboration and reflect on my Crazy Crazes project.  Four of my students will be joining me. Why don’t you join us?