Scarlett teaching some more students in Daegu about Australia, and trying to explain the mysterious joys of Vegemite!
Scarlett teaching the students at Hakjung Elementary School (Partners with South Morang) about what living in Australia is like, and to speak like an Aussie! The class was so great at figuring out phrases like “cuppa” and “brekkie”!!
Scarlett McLean has just returned from South Korea where she represented the project with the Daegu Region, University representatives, schools and most importantly, teachers. She also visited the Australian Embassy, an annual fixture on the visitation program for the project.
The interest in the project at the Korean end continues to grow. We have a large number of new schools that exceeds the demand currently. One issue that was discussed was that although there is support for coordination of the project in Korea, no such position of support is available at the Victorian end. It relies chiefly on good will and volunteerism that means the project cannot reach its full potential.
We are proud of the fact that this project is freely open to schools regardless of their access to expensive technology. We are also aware that there are so many other schools who could be benefiting from international collaboration through telecommunications.
If you know of any other Victorian schools who might be interested in joining the project please contact Scarlett McLean at Mt Clear College. There are many schools waiting for partners in Korea right now.
Many of the Daegu teachers were involved for the first time this year although their school might have been involved for a number of years. They had a series of questions regarding the interest the teachers in Victoria have in the project, planning of curriculum and other related matters.
Currently, Global LYNCs teachers, Ian from Gilmore Girl’s College and Corey from Highton PS are in Korea for a three week block working in Korean schools. This project has worked with the DET ROK Unesco project that is coordinated by the International Division to promote this opportunity to our project teachers. The guys hope to deepen their knowledge of the culture and the curriculum in order to continue to deliver relevant, quality lessons. We wish them the best of luck during their time in Korea and look forward to photos and a report on their reflections.
Scarlett McLean recently visited the Australian Embassy in Seoul to discuss the progress of the project. She was able to give a run down on the work she had been engaged in during a visit to Korea including meetings with the teachers from the project and visiting a number of their classrooms to deliver a lesson on Australian language. We wish to once again formally acknowledge the support of the Australia Korea Foundation in supporting this project.
Be sure to follow the Case Study Menu link that is tracking a teacher new to the project so we can share some tips and pointers to successful collaboration.
Thankyou for Riley for being open to experiencing things from a newly involved teacher’s point of view. These are great lessons for us all as we head down the global collaboration pathway.
Teachers would you like to introduce sharing on the topic of Climate: Drought?
A powerpoint is now available for download, modification, or use.
Located in our Curriculum resources
In Korea there is not the shortage of water that we experience here. Use this powerpoint to introduce the idea of Australian weather, drought and how we deal with it.