MoU signing happening soon!

On October 30th a momentous event will occur with the first ever signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the South-Western Victoria Region and the Daegu District in the Republic of South Korea. This signing follows the success of a pilot in our project that has partnered-up 6 Daegu schools so far. This is a very exciting development and it secures the future of our project and opportunities for more schools to join into 2016 and beyond. Photos and full story in the November Newsletter after the event.

New Resources Available!!

Special thanks to Laura from Daegu Hyodong Elementary School for giving everybody access to these great PowerPoint presentations that she put together.

There are two Powerpoints about traditional Korean games and gifts, as well as a lesson plan to go with the two presentations.

To access these great learning tools, head to our Resources tab and scroll down to powerpoints, or follow this link: http://globallyncs.global2.vic.edu.au/resources/powerpoints/$_35

Professional Learning Opportunity using Polycom or MSLYNC

International Classroom telecommunications with South Korea – emerging research.

Date: Monday 9th November, Time 3:45pm

Focus: You will receive a basic introduction to the Republic of South Korea’s education system. You will hear about research being conducted into school partnership links via telecommunications (synchronous and asynchronous) and how such curriculum sharing impacts on cultural and language learning in particular. Work with the USA and the DET Global LYNC project will be explored. Participants will have opportunities to interact and ask questions during this presentation.

Presenter: Professor Keong Ku Ph.D. Keimyung University, South Korea (Visiting Victoria November 8th – 14th).

See more details here.

DET  FREE Polycom or MSLYNC Teacher Professional Learning opportunity

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Topic: International Classroom telecommunications with South Korea – emerging research Presenter: Professor Keong Ku PhD (People’s Republic of South Korea) Date: November 9th Time:  3.45 – 5 pm Victorian schools can access using Polycom or MSLYNC to the DET Bridge in Victoria.  Please check the Digital Newsletter or respond to this post for more details regarding registration.
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October Newsletter!

Hi Everyone,

So much is happening!!

OPPORTUNITIES!

  1. There are opportunities for Victorian and Korean teachers through the ROK International program explained in the October Newsletter.(Involving teacher exchanges between schools for a three week period!)
  2. Principals – have you heard about the Korean sponsored ‘Plant a School’ project?  If successful in your application your school could qualify for 2 days a week salary for a qualified Korean language teacher in the first year and one day a week teacher salary in the second year to get things underway. If you are interested please contact Insun Chang the Victoria Korean Language Advisor insunchang5@gmail.com   Why not consider working as a cluster and splitting the general start up grant? Korean is one of the 5 recommended Asian languages for study in Victorian schools by the Australian government.

Click here to access the October Newsletter in English, or visit our ‘Newsletters’ Page!

 

Korean version of the October Newsletter is out as soon as it is translated!

 

Cheers,

Jo.

ROK-VIC Teacher Exchange Program.

The Department of Education and Training partners with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) to facilitate the ROK-VIC Teacher Exchange Program.

The Program aims to promote mutual understanding between the two countries through the exchange of teachers and to provide participating teachers and schools with opportunities to teach abroad and build a network with foreign schools.

The program is a reciprocal exchange program that involve Korean teachers being placed for three weeks in a Victorian host school where they observe classes, co teach and gain insight into school operations. Participating Victorian teachers arrange homestay for the Korean teacher during their visit and later go on a return exchange to Korea for three weeks.

 

Details regarding the 2016 program, including specific dates, are yet to be finalised but applications to participate in the program will be advertised through DET mail and be made available on the DET website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/educators.aspx 

Victorian teachers interested in finding out more about the 2016 program can send an email registering their interest to Daniel Yong at: yong.kean.k@edumail.vic.gov.au with ‘ROK Exchange Enquiry’ as the subject.

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Join us in the Victoria & Daegu 2015 Band.

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We have been invited to join the Victoria & Daegu 2015 Band. Right now the postings have been predominantly in Korean, but with the addition of Australian members, there will be English posts added too!

Band is a webspace and app that creates a ‘community’ where it’s easy to share information, activities, photos, and anything else you can think of.

 

Japan and Shepparton meet for the first time!

Hokuzan High School in Japan and Shepparton High School hosted a virtual class on Monday September 14. The majority of the class involved introductions and greetings, but the it provided a great opportunity to practise both English and Japanese language skills.

In Shepparton the students had cards written in Japanese, but used English to communicate with Hokuzan. J-pop was mentioned in the introductions, and both groups were fans!

Japan and Shepparton meet via Polycom.

Japan and Shepparton meet via Polycom.

"Konnichiwa!" "G'day!"; the students greet each other in their virtual class.

“Konnichiwa!” “G’day!”; the students greet each other in their virtual class.

Superintendent has first hand experience with Global LYNCs Daegu Pilot Program.

Mr Woo Tong-Ki, superindendent of the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education took part in a linkup between Saeron Elementary School and Chelsea Primary School on September 15th, with students at both ends dressing up in their finest hanboks.

The students perform traditional dances.

The students perform traditional dances.

 

The students taught each other traditional dances and songs, including a performance of Waltzing Matilda. Lots of preparation was put in by teachers to showcase their passionate classes. The students then broke off for a quick rehearsal on mute before giving their final performances, which gave a nice insight into the parallels between cultures as the students prepared informally in groups.

Students at Chelsea Primary School perform Waltzing Matilda.

Students at Chelsea Primary School perform Waltzing Matilda.

Superintendent Woo Tong-Ki visiting Saeron Elementary School in person, and visiting Chelsea Primary School Virtually.

Superintendent Woo Tong-Ki visiting Saeron Elementary School in person, and visiting Chelsea Primary School Virtually.

MoU signing happening soon!

On October 30th a momentous event will occur with the first ever signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the South-Western Victoria Region and the Daegu District in the Republic of South Korea. This signing follows the success of a pilot in our project that has partnered-up 6 Daegu schools so far. This is a very exciting development and it secures the future of our project and opportunities for more schools to join into 2016 and beyond. Photos and full story in the November Newsletter after the event.

 

South-Western Victoria Regional Director Matt Dunkley

South-Western Victoria Regional Director Matt Dunkley