Nile TESOL LTSIG Webinar – Hanaa Khamis interviews Lilika Couri on whether or not to teach literature

Learning2gether episode #423


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On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Hanaa Khamis hosted the latest event in her NileTESOL Professional Development Committee / LTSIG twice-monthly webinar series when she conducted a quasi-interview with Lilika Couri, former chair of TESOL Greece, in a session entitled: To Teach or Not to Teach Literature: That’s the Argument!

To teach or not to teach literature: The argument aimed to give perspectives on a debate among ELT practitioners whether or not to integrate literary excerpts in their General English or English for Academic Purposes classes.

As part of her preparation, Hanaa posted this poll to FB

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Where? Zoom Meeting

The video recording is here on YouTube, https://youtu.be/TQsYU2c7BCc

Zoom text chat transcripts

Hanaa used https://ytcutter.com/ to cut the long video of the session into snippets and uploaded those to YouTube. These appear interspersed throughout the text chat approximately where they are most relevant to the discussion in progress in the Zoom chat room.

Hanaa Khamis : Dr Heba will you test yr mic
Hanaa Khamis : Can u hear us Heba
Mohamed Nagah : Hello! Sounds good.
Hanaa Khamis : Hello Dr Aleya
Aleya : Hello Hanaa. no sound for me
Vance Stevens : I’ve muted everyone in the seminar in order to cut down sound interference. If you need to speak you can unmute yourself at any time.
Vance Stevens : But literature is not necessarily old, it can be modern
lara edward : hello
Vance Stevens : If you wish to speak you can unmute your own mic, but please do not activate your mic unless you wish to say something
lara edward : ok fine
Vance Stevens : I don’t see where the music is coming  but it has stopped now
Hanaa Khamis : Im d culprit
Vance Stevens : ah HAH 🙂

Hanaa made her first video snippet at about this point, where she shared her experiences reading Shakespeare as a young student.

The conversation prompted me to ask what kind of literature we were talking about.

Vance Stevens : what is literature?
Vance Stevens : I mean, Hanaa implied that it was ‘old
Vance Stevens : Ahmed has raised his hand
Waleed Mandour : Literature is language of a superior or lasting artistic merit
heba sharobeem : i can hear you all,  but something wrong is with my phone. I agree with every word said about the importance of lit. It is indispensable for a language class
Waleed Mandour : It’s language anyway
Vance Stevens : Ahmed Hussain, would you like to type your question or comment here?
Vance Stevens : 🙂

Hanaa created this 9 min. 30 sec. video snippet in which Ahmed asks his question and gets a long answer 🙂

Hanaa Khamis : Plz start asking Qs dear audience
Hanaa Khamis : Either in chat box or using a mic
Vance Stevens : If you want to use a mic please unmute yourself. Please keep yourself on MUTE if you aren’t using the mic (as I’m doing 🙂
lara edward : could you give us please recommendations of some literary books that go well with teenagers , i mean  your own experience
Hanaa Khamis : Good Q Lara
lara edward : thanx
heba sharobeem : Actually I do not have a question, but rather a comment. I fully agree with Dr. Lilka’s words, as I have personally noticed that students’ English gets better though literature. Even when you teach grammar, it is much better through lit. even if it is not the national literature.  In fact different forms of lit make students feel that people are more or less the same everywhere. i believe literature creates this general affinity
Vance Stevens : I googled Lara’s question (not  my experience, but  Google algorithm) and found this https://bookriot.com/2017/10/10/classic-books-that-teens-will-like/
lara edward : yes sure
Vance Stevens : My question was what is literature? We talk about the literature of, say, technology in Language Learning
Vance Stevens : I agree with Heba, I enjoy reading literature in French though these days I read extensively but mostly about social concerns, non-fiction
Vance Stevens : Rosetta Stone, a classic technique
Hanaa Khamis : Plz take d mic n contribute if u like
Vance Stevens : So, what literature are we talking about here? Not Shakespeare …
Vance Stevens : Lara’s question is relevant at this point: “give us please recommendations of some liteary books that go well with teenagers , i mean  your own experience”
Shaymaa Younis : I agree with the importance of teaching mother tongue language before foreign language , my question is should the reading skills planned parallel
Shaymaa Younis : literature **
heba sharobeem : i agree that Shakespeare as such should be taught to literature major students, but simplified versions of Shakespeare could also be taught to younger non literature major students
Vance Stevens :  to  Shaymaa Younis You can ask your question. I’ll tell them you have a question
Hanaa Khamis : Dr Heba, would u like to talk to Lilika? Mic?
Vance Stevens : Shayma has a question, I agree with the importance of teaching mother tongue language before foreign language , my question is should the reading skills planned parallel
heba sharobeem : i also believe that the choice of the literary texts is conditioned by the time and place during and at which we are teaching. Some texts appeal to the students at a certain time and place.
Shaymaa Younis : should we teaching literature on mother tongue parallel to the foreign literature as skills
heba sharobeem : i hope you had read my answer as I have a problem with the microphone
Vance Stevens : Thank you Dr. Heba, your response will be preserved in the text chat here
Hanaa Khamis : I’ll include d Q Heba
heba sharobeem : exactly. I believe that with literature we hit many birds with one stone; critical thinking, empathy, civic education and above all improve the language
Hanaa Khamis : In a few’
Vance Stevens : lara and Shayma have both posted questions here
Hanaa Khamis : I asked Lilika to take Qs
Vance Stevens : 🙂
Vance Stevens : So, be ready with your questions everyone
Shaymaa Younis : tool
heba sharobeem : I am so sorry, i will have to leave this interesting chat as something urgent has come up. thank you Lilika and everyone
Vance Stevens : dark meaning?
Shaymaa Younis : so in order it’s better to star teaching literature to 11 Years with poetry then ?
Hanaa Khamis   to   Vance Stevens(Privately) : Plz end the session by yr own conclusion
Hanaa Khamis   to   Vance Stevens(Privately) : final comment n closing lines

Here is Hanaa’s snippet of that 2 min. 30 sec. wrap-up, which in fact I think I delivered not here, but a bit later in the conversation.

Vance Stevens : my teacher made us recite and record French poetry. It was an excellent way to come to grips with pronunciation
Vance Stevens : Stanley Kunitz
Hanaa Khamis : Thz Vance
lara edward : the approach to themes . is it correct
Vance Stevenshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Kunitz
Shaymaa Younis : thanks
Hanaa Khamis : Vance. U shared a few lovely lines of a poem

In this 4 min 16 second snipped, Hanaa shares her experiences with poetry in her classrooms and Lilika expounds on her approach to themes

Vance Stevens : Yes a poem by Ginsberg, a simple one
Shaymaa Younis : should we introduce a whole class story at once  first or better to go through chapter by chapter
lara edward : thanx Vance
lara edward : I think asking critical thinking questions
lara edward : is the key word
Vance Stevens : this is for Hanaa, https://www.screencast.com/t/sHaalvSs5nUg
lara edward : thanx every one for this awesome webinar
Vance Stevens : Ginsberg writes:

I high on laughing gas
I’ve been here before
The odd vibration of
The same old universe

The universe is a void
In which there is a dream hole
The dream disappears
The hole closes

Its the instant of going
Into or coming out of
Existence that is
Important-to catch on
To the secret of the magic
Box.

Vance Stevens :  this url: https://creativeessays.com/essays/rimbaud-and-ginsberg

Hanaa Khamis : beautiful lines Vance
ahmed farouk 1 : Thanks a lot
ahmed farouk 1 : very informative ,really.
Shaymaa Younis : thanks a lot
Georgios Chatzis : Sorry I’m outside the house but I’m looking forward to tomorrow
lara edward : great

Announcements on Facebook Groups

https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1177848515923337216

 

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Earlier events

Thu Sept 26 – Learning2gether 422 Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change at Global Collaboration Week

https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/26/connective-and-collaborative-tools-for-impacting-social-and-climate-change-vance-stevens-heike-philp-mbarek-akaddar-and-hanaa-khamis-at-the-2019-global-collaboration-week/

Sat Sept 28 0100 UTC – iTDi Teachers Room open mic discussion on CPD with Philip Shigeo Brown

I just had a relaxed and enjoyable chat with Philip Shigeo Brown and Girish, a teacher in Bangkok, in the iTDi Teacher’s Room.

Here is the chat transcript from the session, posted here with Phil’s permission. In the chat ‘iTDi TESOL is Philip Shigeo Brown:

Vance Stevenshttps://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2019/09/workshops-for-teachers-and-teacher.html
Vance Stevens : https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/26/connective-and-collaborative-tools-for-impacting-social-and-climate-change-vance-stevens-heike-philp-mbarek-akaddar-and-hanaa-khamis-at-the-2019-global-collaboration-week/
iTDi TESOL : MUVE – multi-user virtual environments
iTDi TESOL : EVO – Electronic Village Online (Jan/Feb)
iTDi TESOL : Thai TESOL: http://www.thailandtesol.org/
Vance Stevenshttp://evosessions.pbworks.com
Vance Stevens : Medina Garríguez, C., Hiasat, L. & Billy, R. (2019). Basic Linguistics for English Language Teachers: A Community for Professional Development Online. TESL-EJ, 23, (1),1-21. Retrieved  http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej89/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume23/ej89/ej89int/.
iTDi TESOL : Minecraft in TESOL
Vance Stevenshttp://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/
Vance Stevens : http://kbzac.pbworks.com/
iTDi TESOL : Zoom/Skype to connect EFL classrooms
iTDi TESOL : Accident investigation videos as a resource for aviation English classes
iTDi TESOL : In-flight issues with passengers shared on Youtube
iTDi TESOL : NILE TESOL
iTDi TESOL : IATEFL Online
iTDi TESOL : MOOCs
iTDi TESOL : Heike Philp
Vance Stevenshttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded
iTDi TESOL : ELTPlanning
Vance Stevens : Massive list of MOOC providers  around the world posted on Stephen’s Web – https://www.classcentral.com/report/mooc-providers-list/
iTDi TESOLhttps://eltplanning.com/about/
iTDi TESOL : https://twitter.com/eltplanning
iTDi TESOL : Facilitating the room + chat
Vance Stevenshttp://vancesclass.pbworks.com/
iTDi TESOL : Blended learning (face-to-face and online)
iTDi TESOL : How did you know you were in a community of practice?
- When my practiced changed
iTDi TESOL : Classroots!

The Teachers’ Room: Exploring the Art of Teaching & Enhancing Classroom Practice

https://itdi.pro/itdihome/the-teachers-room/

Launched in 2018, The Teachers’ Room is a safe and supportive, collaborative online space to explore the art and science of teaching. We host teacher interviews and open mic sessions, share stories and discuss ELT topics of your choice together.

Participation in The Teachers’ Room is available on a freemium basis –

iTDi “offer ALL new-comers a FREE one-month TRIAL

Full price lists and special offers are given at https://itdi.pro/itdihome/the-teachers-room/

When and where?

1st and 3rd Tuesday (12:00-13:00 UTC/GMT): Teacher Stories, Interviews & Open Mic sessions with Steven Herder

2nd and 4th Saturday (01:00-02:00 UTC/GMT): Continuing Professional Development sessions with Philip Shigeo Brown

Join The Teachers’ Room in Zoom (Meeting ID: 867202173)

Reflections and reactions

Phil posted on behalf of iTDi

This post appeared more recently, where iTDi shared the link to this blog post on their Facebook network 🙂

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Mon-Fri Sept 23-27 –  Global Collaboration Week – Full information and week-long asynchronous events

You can view the flyer here, https://www.smore.com/nvgs6-global-collaboration-week-2019

Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 – 27, 2019. Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.

During this week (and beyond), experienced global educators and other professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.

A current listing of events you can join is below. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get updates and information. If you would like to HOST an event for Global Collaboration Week (it’s not too late, but hurry!), follow the directions here. Interactive tutorials are here.

Please let others know about this free set of events! You can also follow the event on Twitter @GlobalEdCon and using the hashtag #globaled19

The Global Education Conference Network believes in the power of connected, globally competent learners of all ages. During Global Collaboration Week you can show others what connected learning looks like around the clock. This event is brought to you by GlobalEd Events and TakingITGlobal.

Important links for the GCW online week of events

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: https://www.globaleducationconference.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Asynchronous events happening throughout Global Collaboration Week

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. There could be additions or changes to the dynamic program.

To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

Fostering Global Sustainability
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Using the Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water + Sanitation, Life Below Water, Life on Land Global Goals for Sustainable Development, students from different countries are invited to share which environmental issue(s) are the most prevalent in their communities and how their community is addressing these issue(s).
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Pascack Valley Regional HS District – Montvale, NJ (EST)
ORGANIZED BY: Noemi Rodriguez, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Alert! Fake News!
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: In this asynchronous collaborative short term project and debate, my students and their families ,as well as global guests will be expressing themselves through a collaborative Zeetings session with a Google Slides presentation among many other embeds. We will reflect on the importance of understanding global issues as a way of directing our personal and professional projects based on collaboration, tolerance, mutual respect and protection
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Academia de Inglés Internacional – Quemú Quemú , La Pampa, Argentina (GMT-3)
ORGANIZED BY: Stella Maris Berdaxagar, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Class-to-Class K-12 Global Connections
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Informational Session, Tool Demo
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This event is asynchronous, multilingual, interactive and open to K-12 teachers and students from around the world. Teachers and students may participate ANY TIME during or after Global Collaboration Week. Through the event, hosted in a VoiceThread, teachers and students will Asynchronously interact with each other by posting text, audio or video greetings and/or multimedia content that informs other participants about their class, school, town or cultures.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: OneWorld Classrooms – Andover, MA
ORGANIZED BY: Paul Hurteau, A non-profit organization

Global Cookies
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Survey
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This project is an asynchronous event. We are baking chocolate chip cookies in class, and want to learn more about cookies from around the world! This project will show the submitted favorite cookies on a map so participants can compare and contrast cookies from around the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Fort Worth Academy – Fort Worth, Texas UTC -5:00
ORGANIZED BY: Lauren Parker, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Global Issues
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Teachers and students nationally and internationally will discuss global issues from social and political perspective through social media.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Eduproject – Louisiana. CT
ORGANIZED BY: Rochelle Scott, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Global Project Partnerships
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Mystery Hangout, Mystery Skype Call, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Classroom teachers are looking to use technology to connect their students to other classrooms around the world. The educational benefits of globally connected teaching and learning are many; students learn about cultures, practice language skills, and develop collaborative skills through project-based learning.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: GlobalEd Events – UTC/GMT-6 (Central Standard Time)
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, A non-profit organization

Homes Around the World
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This is an asynchronous project in which any class can participate before, during, or after Global Collaboration Week (September 23-27, 2019). The goal is to provide a wide array of pictures of homes that can be used by classes as discussion prompts.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: North Shore Country Day School – Chicago, IL CST UTC/GMT-6
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

War on Drugs’ Debate
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Debate
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, parents
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Under the premise of the Philippine government’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign, which has been criticized by many Human Rights Organizations worldwide but has been approved and supported by the majority of Filipinos, participants in this event will debate on whether or not they are in favor of ‘War on Drugs’ campaign to be implemented in their respective country.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Alternative Education Center – Odessa, TX and Central Time
ORGANIZED BY: Reynaldo Duran, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

What Are Your Language Learning Tips?
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This is a collaboration of language students around the World. The goal is to gather ideas on how to learn new languages the best way. We hope that many schools will participate in this project.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Sequoyah High School – Madisonville, Tennessee, Eastern Time
ORGANIZED BY: Ruth Valle, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

My School, Your School project- An IEARN project
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This session will give information on how to take part in a telecollaborative global project for students to see similarities and differences among students around the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Mother of Mercy School/ Escuela Madre de la Misericordia – GMT-3
ORGANIZED BY: Silvana Carnicero, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

One Day in our World
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: The ONE DAY IN OUR WORLD project is suitable for grades K-12 as a starting point for global collaboration. The topics are student-generated to start the interactions, and are intended to promote discussion. We encourage teachers and students to return to the topics to see responses and respond to each other.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: William J. Johnston Middle School – EST
ORGANIZED BY: Laura Krenicki, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Fri Sept 27 0200, 1300, 1400, 1730, 1900 UTC – Global Collaboration Week Events scheduled for today

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. There could be additions or changes to the dynamic program.

To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

When Fri, September 27, 2am – 3am
Title of event/project: Global Youth Debates

  • Participants should go to this link to start the project.
    URL to project/event starting point: https://zoom.us/j/4492605901
  • Project/event description: Join Flat Connections CEO and Founder, Dr Julie Lindsay, and Project Manager Amy Jambor for an information session about online global collaboration with a focus on the Global Youth Debates project that will run from October-December 2019. Project/event directions for participation: This session is being held in a virtual room using zoom.com. Information will be shared and discussion encouraged around how to implement online global collaboration into the K-12 classroom. Additional information about Global Youth Debates project will be provided with the goal of encouraging schools to join in this semester.
  • This event can be categorized as a: Informational Session
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s): pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
  • Contact First Name: Julie Contact Last Name: Lindsay Contact Email: lindsay.julie@gmail.com Contact Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/julielindsay
  • Host school or organization: Flat Connections Host School or Organization Website URL: http://flatconnections.com
  • Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Sydney, Australia
  • This event is organized by: A for profit company Optional field for additional pertinent information:
  • Please see the latest Flat Connections Global News for more updates – https://www.smore.com/9v8ry
    Also the Global Youth Debates website – http://www.globalyouthdebates.com/ Units : 1 Team member : Member name YCBM link ref: da61e92b-b71d-44a9-965a-fecfa5c46517
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When Fri, September 27, 1300 UTC – 2pm
Title of event/project: Amazing People in History

  • URL to project/event starting point: https://zoom.us/j/525565219
  • Project/event description: Every nation has its awe-inspiring characters. They might have been artists, inventors, explorerer, and everyday heroes that overcome every obstacle and make meaningful contributions to our society. For instance, did you know that the wrist watch is claimed to be invested by a Brazilian? We are eager to tell you about some of our past and present, and to hear you talk about the amazing people from your country too.
  • Project/event directions for participation: 1. Think or research about some of the outstanding people from your country, or even your family. 2. Join us on the video call (https://zoom.us/j/525565219). 3. Watch to our short presentation about some Brazilian personalities and feel free to ask questions and make comments. 4. Share a little of your own history with us.
  • This event can be categorized as a: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Informational Session, Lecture
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s): intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
  • Contact First Name: Athalo Contact Last Name: Carrão Contact Email: athalorc@gmail.com Contact Twitter Handle: @AthaloCarrao
  • Host school or organization: GLOBAL English School Host School or Organization Website URL: globalingles.com
  • Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Lagoa Santa, MG – Brazil (GMT-3)
  • This event is organized by: An educator or educators at a non-profit school Optional field for additional pertinent information: Units : 1 Team member : Member name YCBM link ref: 6ecac537-c6bf-4911-9220-3f927801ad12
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HiGiFeel – Woman’s Health and Sanitation
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Survey
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 14:00 – 2019-09-27 15:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: HiGiFeel is a community which aims at spreading awareness about Women Health and Hygiene among the people. It aims at eliminating the myths about the women health from the society. Therefore, in this event we hope to connect to teachers and students from many parts of the world to understand and involve them in this important issue.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: HiGiFeel – New Delhi, India (UTC+5:30)
ORGANIZED BY: Prakshi Goel, A non-profit organization

Special Event: Science of Sound, Fizzics Australia
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Other
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 17:30 – 2019-09-27 18:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Join us to view a distance learning program from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Our content provider, Fizzics Education in Sydney, AU, will be presenting a live, streamed program for both students and educators.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: CILC Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration – Louisville, KY USA . Eastern
ORGANIZED BY: janet zanetis, A non-profit organization

Amazon Rainforest – A Panel Discussion
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Informational Session, Panel Discussion
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 19:00 – 2019-09-27 20:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Students, teachers, and people from anywhere in the world can enhance their knowledge about Amazon and environmental issues with this panel made by students from Greece and Brazil. English language learners are welcome, too.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: GLOBAL English School – Lagoa Santa, MG – Brazil (GMT-3)
ORGANIZED BY: Athalo Carrão, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Sept 1-30 2019 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) will take place from September 1-30, 2019. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Virtual Worlds.

Sign up to access the live sessions, reflect, and receive a free certificate here: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

Syllabus:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OnlkCliEnZllijiSkKLNkqf4vQSLKgihqun_keXTpA/edit?usp=sharing

Fri Sept 27 1530 and 1800 UTC – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Friday

September 27

21:30 in Malaysia

8:30 to 10:30 AM SLT

 

11.30 EST

1530 UTC

Marylou Goldrosen and Zinnia Zauber in SL

(Mary Stockrocki and Renne Emiko Brock in RL)

Pondering Patterns: A Provocative Phosphene Art Education Game

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Starting at the Nonprofit Commons at 8:30 AM SLT, we will arrive at Zinnia’s sim to explore the game Marylou teaches using Zinnia’s art and interactive lessons.

Starting point
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Nonprofit%20Commons/95/126/26

Friday

September 27

02:00 in Malaysia following day

11:00 – noon SLT

 

2 PM EST

1800 UTC

Dr. David E. Meel

(aka Speed Runner)

Finding Mathematics in the World Around Us

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

In this talk, we will discuss how having an artistic eye can compliment mathematical explorations.  In particular, we will discuss the leveraging of found mathematics to generate interest and deeper understandings of mathematical concepts.  Using the past activities teaching online classes which blended math and art, I will introduce my current project with a group of BGSU freshman math education majors here in Second Life.

Starting point: to be announced

Sat Sept 28 1600 to 2300 UTC – Three live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Saturday

September 28

9 – 10:30 am SLT

 

12 PM EST

1600 UTC

Midnight in Malaysia

Lissena (aka Wisdomseeker), Thuja Hynes and members of the Inspiration Island Collective

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A  Journey to Whole Brain Health: A Teaching Paradigm

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

We will demonstrate the multi-faceted “Journey” approach we have developed for increasing engagement in learning and skills practice through focused, interactive, fun immersive experiences.

Starting point:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/150/227/38

Saturday

September 28

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm SLT

 

3.30 PM EST

1930 UTC

0330 in Malaysia

Lyr Lobo, Delightful Doowangle, JJ Drinkwater (in SL)

Designing Immersive Environments for Learning Adventures(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Join us for a session on design thinking in game simulations as environments for learning featuring a collaborative future salon.

Held at Vesuvius    

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vesuvius/93/181/25

Saturday September 28th

3 PM SLT

 

6 PM EST

2200 UTC

6 am in Malaysia

Lisa Laxton (Shelenn Ayres in virtual worlds) and DiTAs

Interactive Digital Teaching Assistants in Open Simulator

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

About Magnolia Gardens of Knowledge

Join us for a tour of the new Magnolia Gardens of Knowledge under construction! Dr. Georgia Laxton (Magnolia Ayres) envisioned using virtual worlds for interactive self-paced learning. Lisa Laxton (Shelenn Ayres) has brought this vision to life with Non-Playing Characters in a fun “live” virtual garden where all users can learn how to use the viewer software and interact with a virtual world at their own pace.

This is a demonstration of how a virtual world system can be used for instruction. You will find various plants commonly found in gardens.  Most plants know their names. Some may show their names in text floating above them. A click will probably open the plant’s descriptive web page- many of which are sourced from the site of The National Gardening Association. All of the web-sourced plants are also “locally grown” in the gardens.

These gardens show how a virtual place can be set up to introduce a subject.  Almost any course of instruction begins with at least one unit about the parts.  The learner needs to be able to name any instance of an important part and, given the name, to find instances.

In this virtual place, multiple immersive and interactive activities are demonstrated. Aside from learning about the plants from web sources, visitors can participate by attending to the plants virtually or by becoming engaged in more advanced learning about medicinal or scientific uses for the harvests. In particular, interactive items on the redwood tables help visitors interactively learn about one multi-step extraction process using the plants harvested from the gardens. Activities like these can also improve collaborative teaming skills, planning skills, and logical or critical thinking skills – all of which are valuable and are often difficult to teach in a classroom alone.

Virtual places can provide instruction and self-testing on all of these skills.  And it can do that without any instructor time after the initial build and programming.  This version of the garden is designed for initial familiarization.  Other versions wouldfade the support and relocate the plants so that the learners would not use position as a cue for identifying the plant.

There are 4 specialized attendants of the gardens. R2D2, Azalea Ayres, Antonio Ayres, and Anemone Ayres.  They move around talking to themselves in R2D2’s language while they attend to the needs of the garden. There are also multiple Digital Teaching Assistants (DiTAs) visitors can interact with who not only teach basic skills but guide other interactive learning to make items from the garden’s products. One can easily imagine courses designed for new users or as an enhancement to any course of instruction from climate change to chemistry. See you there!

Using any account on a hypergrid-enabled grid like OSGrid, Metropolis, 3rd Rock, Avacon, or Kitely, put this address in your viewer’s world map to teleport to the cabin deck. From there as others arrive, we will step through or click the direct teleport gate to Magnolia Gardens of Knowledge located beyond the marina.

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