Wednesday, January 31, 2018
After Alternative Education Center students engaged in a prism AVID philosophical chairs (debate) activity and explored various prisms with different dimensions but the same volume, they wrote an essay as to whether in real life they wanted more two-dimensional (2D) figures or three-dimensional (3D) figures. Some students chose only 2D or 3D figures; others chose a combination of these figures. The objective of this writing activity in math was not really to check who made sense, but to see how aware students were of 2D and 3D figures around them. Students' writing outputs were sent to their international learning partners for revising and editing.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
International Junior Writers Club (IJWC) adviser spoke at the 2017 Global Education Conference held on November 13-16, 2017. IJWC was proud to have been invited to speak at this school year's Global Education Conference being a winner of the 2017 Great Global Project Challenge. The Global Education Conference Network officially recognized the speakers on December 1, 2018 by presenting them their speakership certificates.
IJWC, during its session, shared some barriers to global learning collaboration such as technology, language, funding, and curriculum, which were the club's personal initial struggles. It also discussed ways to initiate and maintain a successful global learning collaboration such as focusing on general theme/skill/interest, keeping long-term partnership, hosting a website or social media to showcase activities, doing a variety of activities, and giving partners recognition, which the club personally tried and was successful. At the conclusion of the session, participants were asked to share additional ideas for global learning collaboration.