Session Title: Around the World in Nearly 80 Days

Name: Sonya Van Schaijik

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)

Work Title: e-learning Lead Teacher

School Name: Newmarket School

Area of the World Presenting From: New Zealand

Language Presenting in: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers and School Leaders

Session Description: Face 2 face connections with educators in their learning environments.

Full Session Description:

This New Zealand educator used her #TeachNZ sabbatical to establish connections with educators around the world. Schools in Europe and then in Asia were visited and different learning environments observed. The educators who allowed access to their domain were educators who have had a history of sharing professional practice and some use Technology in Transformative Ways. Some educators met were from the School Leadership Summit, New Media Consortium, TeachMeet international and via Facebook and Twitter. Some educators were met through online introductions. Other educators corresponded with during this period have agreed to join this kiwi educator in google hangouts. Come and hear about:

  • The Flat Classroom conference in Hawaii,
  • The brand new Billunds School near Legoland in Denmark
  • School Design from an educator in Roskilde Denmark
  • Jyvaskula the Educational Centre of Finland
  • The Goldau School Project in Switzerland
  • The Hole in the Wall, the Granny Skype project and now the school in the cloud in Delhi, India
  • The Confucius Mandarin Language Programme in Shanghai, China
  • A nursery and an elementary school that are beginning to learn English in Osaka, Japan
  • The annual Google Apps for Education Summit in Seoul, Korea and a visit with a school running 1:1 iPads with Grades 3 & 4 children

Take away from this session some ideas that could be used in your own schools.


Here is a recording of the session.

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Sonya, is this presentation virtual? Would love to join from Australia.

Yes, it is 12.00 on the 12 October New Zealand Time


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