In July 2015 I was approached by Julie Lindsay who I had the privilege of meeting at the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, USA, in 2014. She asked me whether she could include my Travelling Rhinos Project in the book on global education and collaboration that she was busy writing at the time. I agreed, and following guidelines provided by Julie, I submitted my story.
This book, titled ‘The Global Educator‘, was officially launched on 19 July 2016 and I am very proud to have my project featured in it (Case Study 3.8), alongside projects from a number of other global educators from all around the world. It is truly an honour!
Congratulations to Julie for a truly informative, well-presented book. Well done!
For more information about this book, please take a look HERE.
[Note: The Travelling Rhinos Project is on hold for a while as I work out the best way to take it forward, but I am more than willing to engage with you if you are interested in participating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.]
As the rhinos travel around the world it is always very uplifting for me to see and hear what they have been getting up to on their travels, and that is why I appreciate it when teachers (or students) blog about their experiences with the visiting rhinos. Here is a blog post by Pru Thomas, year 6 teacher at Roseville College Junior school in New South Wales, where Lesedi has just been visiting:
We feel very privileged to have enjoyed a visit from a rhinoceros over the past few weeks. Lesedi is one of 5 rhinos from Cape Town in South Africa who are travelling the world to inform children everywhere about the plight of the world’s rhinos.
We learned that there are 5 types of rhino and they are all in danger of extinction.They are hunted and killed for their horns. Rhino horn is made of keratin just like our fingernails but many people believe it can be used to cure all sorts of medical problems. This is not true. So rhinos are killed for nothing.
Lesedi has already travelled almost 22 000 km from her home to visit us in Sydney. You can read lots more about her at http://saveourrhinos.wikispaces.com/The+Travelling+Rhinos
- You can read the original post on the Year 6RC blog here: http://goo.gl/QqiQ0w .