The Global LYNCs May Newsletter is ready for you to read.
Dear Global LYNC Teachers,
A warm welcome to the project in 2017! We are pleased to welcome returning and some new schools to the project this year. The demand in Daegu exceeds our Victorian capacity right now but we hope to bring more school on as the year progresses. If you know of another teacher who might be interested in joining please refer them to us.
It has been heart warming to see that some of our partners have been able to participate in the UNESCO ROK Project as that facilitates them visiting their partner schools and working in them for a period of time in Korea and Victoria respectively. Developing improved understanding of how our education systems can collaborate and also awareness first hand of our cultures is what Global LYNCs is all about.
More soon and once again a warm welcome to 2017 the third year for this project.
Congratulations to Miner’s Rest PS on a fabulous day today! Representatives from the Korean Embassy attended to celebrate involvement in Global LYNCs, the Korean language program and the visitations to and from Korean schools. What a package! Addressing FISO global communities perfectly! Miner’s Rest has taken advantage of the ‘Plant a School’ program sponsored by the Korean government to introduce a vibrant language program. The students ran the proceedings and did a splendid job. Both the Australian and Korean National Anthems were played.
Students from various year levels delighted the Community audience with Korean song and dance. The costumes were colourful and it was clear that their Korean teacher Aram Lee is doing a super wonderful job! Congratulations to Principal Dale Power on his schools involvement in this wonderful work.
IMPORTANT: Please CHECK your pre-existing linkup times with Korea.
You need to always explicitly state: Australian time: and Korean time:
Thankyou to Corey at Highton PS for his contribution to this design.
Download a WORD version from the NORMS & LESSON PLAN menu.
Global LYNCs Lesson Plan
It is highly recommended that ALL teachers use this plan for EVERY link up class. Both countries need to be working from the plan on the day of the link.
|Focus Curriculum Topic:
|Teacher Action||Australian Students||Korean Students|
|1 SAMPLE||3 mins||Each teacher & students greet each other||Greeting
Sharing their experience on the previous lesson
Sharing their experience on the previous lesson
|2 SAMPLE||10 mins||Australian teacher shares Powerpoint||Read/Discuss slides||Watch/ listen and respond to questions|
Teachers working in this project need to be aware of the agreed norms from the recent shared training forum.
- Please use the Lesson plan template with your international partner prior to the link up so that everyone is on the same page regarding the Content.
- During Term times emails require a 2 day turn around reply
- In case of emergencies and technical issues teachers need to have one of the following in place
- Exchanged mobile numbers for a text message
- Communicated on Facebook or Kakao Talk or a similar social media voice application
- Teachers should have their mobile phone with them during planned links
- Communicate with the other school to notify them of school camps etc. as early as possible for accurate planning of dates and minimal changes
- Where possible, schools are asked to dial in to the ZOOM room 5-10 minutes early. Put your microphone on MUTE and turn off the camera if needed. This lets the other end see that you are in the virtual room ok
- Teachers will read the correspondence from their partners carefully and respond by paraphrasing their understanding of what the other teacher is requesting before adding their ideas and suggestions
- All dates and times suggested by Korea need to be explicitly accepted in the reply email or Korea assumes that they are not ok with the Victorian school
- Korean teachers are to CC Professor Ku into all correspondence email@example.com
- Australian teachers can CC to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Any concerns please contact the coordinators – silence is deadly in an online project.
We welcome any other suggestions from you .
As a National Project Global LYNCs provides real opportunities to address various education policies. Let’s look at one example: Framework for Improving Student Outcomes in VICTORIA and the new Victorian Curriculum. How does a project like Global LYNCs directly support Victorian partners in improving their student outcomes?
Intercultural capability aims to develop knowledge, understandings and skills to enable students to:
- demonstrate an awareness of and respect for cultural diversity within the community
- reflect on how intercultural experiences influence attitudes, values and beliefs
- recognise the importance of acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity for a cohesive community.
FISO – Consider how your involvement in the project is helping to achieve positive change in your students.
Community Engagement in Learning
Global citizenship denotes an awareness of our interconnectedness with people and environments around the globe, and their contribution to a global society and economy. Programs that increase knowledge and understanding of global issues and trends and help students develop ways to respect key universal values such as peace, environmental sustainability and upholding the rights and dignity of all people, can improve students’ sense of global citizenship.
In schools with emerging practice students learn about different cultures, including their own, and develop an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a globalised
In schools with evolving practice schools create opportunities for students to regularly engage with young people from other cultures, and develop inclusive values and perspectives. Programs involve students learning from international students about their respective cultures.
Embedding Schools work with the whole school community to develop an inclusive culture, and to promote understanding and respect. Learning programs are designed to integrate international perspectives, including international student perspectives in developing student self
Excelling Schools and their communities are globally engaged and establish and sustain international partnerships that provide students with a deep understanding of the world and rich experiences of other cultures, aligned to curricula and learning objectives. Students collaborate in shared learning activities with peers in other countries.
|The Victorian curriculum is enacted in ways that students learn about different cultures, including their own, and develop an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a globalised world.||Schools create opportunities for students to regularly engage with young people from other cultures, and develop inclusive values and perspectives. Programs involve students learning from international students about their respective cultures.||Schools work with the whole school community to develop an inclusive culture, and to promote understanding and respect. Learning programs are designed to integrate international perspectives, including international student perspectives in developing student self-identity as global citizens.||Schools and their communities are globally engaged and establish and sustain international partnerships that provide students with a deep understanding of the world and rich experiences of other cultures, aligned to curricula and learning objectives. Students collaborate in shared learning activities with peers in other countries.|
The Australian Embassy (Australia Korea Foundation DFAT) in Seoul is promoting telecommunication projects in Australia. An education Symposium was conducted last week. Global LYNCs was represented by a strong team lead by Professor Keong Ku, the team consisted of Ms Youngsoon Gong (Daegu DIstrict Office of Education), Ms. Jinwon Yang (Partner of Deer Park PS), Ms Hyojin Jun (Partner of Kyabram PS) and Scarlett McLean from Victoria. A one hour presentation has drummed up more interest from Korean schools seeking partnerships in Australia. Well done to the team and thankyou for snatching a day from your busy schedules!
Point Cook P-9 College (partners of Yong gi Elementary) have a wet land at their school, and are working on a program looking at migratory birds which fly to Korea! We think this is such a fabulous idea, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
From Aram Lee: “Linton Primary School and DongGung Primary School had their first link up yesterday. We introduced ourselves to each other (my students used some sentences in Korean. So proud of them!), they also sang us a song called ‘you’re born to be loved’ in Korean and English. It was really good and we all had good time together.”