We brought you news of the SHOUT programme back in October, where teachers and students from around the world can collaborate on environmental problems.
As part of that programme, you and your students are invited to participate in an exciting global online collaborative learning event, where you can:
· connect with the orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo
· talk to schools from around the world
· hear from Dr. Willie Smits, a world leading environmental biologist; and
· begin the journey to halt the destruction of our rainforests.
AND……your school could be featured in a 3D Action Movie and 6 part feature documentary. Sign up now for this exciting event and become part of a global youth movement and empower your students to enact change.
Schools will be invited to unite on the biggest ever global collaborative youth project, and to be part of a movement that is the feature of an upcoming 3D Movie.
When: March 3rd, 2011 Cost: No Charge Duration: 1 Hour
This is a live global event, so has to take account of various time zones, but with a little organisation your students will be able to take part.
Times that suitable for the UK are:-
Session 2: 15:00 Session 3: 8:00
Register Now!! - or follow this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y68H5PM.
What is DeforestAction?
DeforestAction is a global collaborative project established by school students to halt the destruction of important rainforests, create a permanent home for orangutans, and save the planet.
Young people from across the planet have already been involved in buying back land in Borneo, commencing a re-growing project, running fundraising and awareness campaigns and collaborating on global projects.
DeforestAction includes a collaborative learning community which provides youth with access to global opportunities and aims to empower all young people worldwide to become engaged and excited by working collaboratively across the planet on projects that halt or limit deforestation.
Teachers will be provided a full teacher resource kit, and access to a secure, virtual collaboration spaces where they can connect their classes with classes from around the world to collaborate on projects around deforestation.
Other time details
Session 1: Thursday March 3 - Best for Asia Pacific Region - GMT/UTC 01:00 - Jakarta - 08:00 - Hong Kong - 09:00 - Sydney - 12:00 - Auckland - 14:00 Session 2: Best for Americas - GMT/UTC 15:00 - Jakarta - 22:00 - Calgary - 08:00 - New York - 10:00 - Sao Paolo - 13:00 Session 3: Best for Europe, Middle East & Africa - GMT/UTC 08:00 - Jakarta - 15:00 - Abu Dahbi - 12:00 - Bern - 09:00 - London - 08:00
It doesn’t seem like 3 months ago we were in Manchester at our Innovative Education Forum . We are still receiving lots of positive feedback about the event, which we plan repeat later in the year.
This video gives you an overview of this event from the perspective of the teachers and educators that attended and illustrate how important it is for teachers to network.
Two of the many highlights of the event were the keynotes from Prof. Sugata Mitra and Michael Furdyk. Both are available in full on our YouTube channel.
These would make ideal resources for professional development in your school.
UK Partners in Learning - Prof. Sugata Mitra - Keynote - UK Innovative Education Forum 2010
UK Partners in Learning - Michael Furdyk - Keynote - UK Innovative Education Forum 2010
Both are thought provoking and inspiring.