Global LYNC welcomes Director of Education Korean Embassy to Ballarat

Last week was wonderful for Korean/Victorian partnership building.  Director Soo Hwan Kang from the Korean Embassy was in Victoria.  His first port of call was Yuille Park PS which was a ‘Plant a School’ who introduced Korean language with the support of the Korean Government.

Then Director Kang meet with the Principals from Phoenix and Ballarat Secondary Colleges for discussion and planning.  This was followed in the evening with a meeting involving Jo Tate, Insun and Joy Winstone.  The following day was a wonderful showcase day at Southmore PS who are in the ‘Plant a School’ program and who have just opened a wonderful Korean garden on the school grounds.

Director Soo Hwan Kang was so interested and supportive of what we are doing in Victoria and we look forward to his next visit.

Click here to hear DIrector Kang’s thoughts on the Global LYNC Project  director korea

yuille director director prinsClick here to hear the Southmore Students:  garden southmore garden

 

 

 

Global LYNC is a finalist in Australian Learning Impact Awards!

Fantastic News !      I entered our project in the Awards …..

“Congratulations, you have been accepted into the Australasian Learning Impact Awards (LIA) Regional Finals at the 2014 Education and Technology Forum on 25 November in Melbourne. ”    http://lili15.imsglobal.org/awards.html

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I will be representing you all doing a five minute presentation to the judges.  More soon.

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Planning meeting for newly formed partnership schools

Yesterday Wellington SC met their new Korean partners Sung Duk Middle School during an initial video conference. 

Sung Duk Middle School has a Science focus and while students specialise in that area, English langauge is also a high priority.  Two English teachers were present at the meeting. Mr Wan Sik Kim will be the leader for the project. He is keen to move the two schools towards signing an MOU in the not too distant future.  The schools will begin by sharing culture and the Arts from respective countries.  Mr. Kim also mentioned that his students English levels ranged from Level 3-6 and that the school had invested in literature to support the English program.  A number of the Korean students introduced themselves and spoke very confidently.

Wellington SC introduced their two English as a Second langauge teachers and other teachers who are interested in partnerships between classes.  Mr. Kim has two classes for partnering currently.  We look forward to hearing more from the schools and sharing some images of their first few link ups!

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