MOU Ceremony on TV in South Korea!

Click these two seperate links to see the MOU signing ceremony coverage on two separate TV stations in South Korea recently.

Cheers, Jo

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IMS Global Learning Impact Australian Regional Awards – Third Place!

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Learning Impact AwardsCongratulations to everyone in the Project!  Today I had the honour of representing you all in a tight  five minute presentation to the judges.  This combined with the written entry gained us a place in the top three making us eligible to compete at the IMS International Awards in Texas in May 2016.   During the presentation I focused on the three areas where I think the most impact on learning is being made:

Integrated Curriculum Learning / Global learning / Collaborative Learning

I showed snapshot examples of these followed by a minute of the wonderful movie produced by the Daegu District Office.  I think our entry can be strengthened with some data and Professor Ku and I discussed a teacher survey while she was in Victoria.   I hope that you can find some time in your busy schedules to complete it later this month.

This Award belongs to all of YOU!  Well done!

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Professor Ku visits Victoria

Professor Keong Ku came to visit Victoria for a week, and was able to visit some of the schools involved in the project, and to present some gifts from Korea, namely Hobby the tiger.2015-11-16The students at all schools were very excited to meet professor Ku and to learn some more about Korea, and Professor Ku was very was also very happy to hear how much the students and teachers are enjoying being part of the project. Not only did we vist schools involved in the project, we would also like to welcome Mordialloac Beach PS and Lorne P-12 to the project for next year.2015-11-16 (2)Professor Ku also met with the Education teams from Sovereign Hill, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and Christine from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. As well as all the meetings, Professor Ku managed to present a videoconference professional development lecture about international classroom technologies!IMG_1778 IMG_1787 IMG_1792


Global LYNCs is a regional finalist in the Learning Impact Awards!


Global LYNCs has been selected to be part of the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australian Regional Finals.

The Learning Impact Awards recognise the most effective and influential uses of technology in support of worldwide learning.

The awards program, established in 2007, recognises outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education sector.

Jo will be presenting for 5 minutes at the NSIP Stakeholder Conference 2015 on the 18th at the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne.

More information on the awards can be found here:

This is Australia : Mateship – A new power point resource for your use

Hi Everyone,

I have just uploaded a new powerpoint (Into the Resources Section) that you can use for one of your telecommunications links if you wish.  It is about Australian Mateship – its history and application.  If you want to add value and would like to involve a Korean War Veteran in the link up please get in touch.  I have made some contacts at a recent Embassy event and the gentlemen were keen to be involved.



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Global LYNCs features on Korean television!

How exciting – a big thanks to Sarah from Chelsea Primary School for letting us know that the Global LYNCs Project has been featured twice on Korean television lately!

“The lesson we did with Saeron Primary was on the news in Korea. It is all in Korean, unfortunately no subtitles, but I am still sending it to you. It is a really big thing in Korea and the Global Lyncs lessons seem to have the biggest spotlight in Korean education industry. Enjoy the videos! ”

The links are below, and show linkups between Victoria and South Korea.

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First video: A Science lesson, explaining the reasons for time and seasonal differences between the countries.

– Second Video: Learning about traditional music.


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Monumental MOU signing!

On Friday the 30th October, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed involving the South-Western Victoria Region and the Daegu District using ZOOM videoconferencing.

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In attendance at the Australian end, were Matt Dunkley (Director, South West Victoria Region, DET), Mr Soo Hwan Kang (Director of Education, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sydney), Ms Lynn Davie (Director Digital Learning and STEM, DET), Mrs Marg Orme (International Division, DET), Jo Tate (Senior Project Officer, Digital Learning and STEM, DET), and a number of representatives from schools involved in the Global LYNCs project.  The  dramatic backdrop of Port Phillip Bay was an added bonus!

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Representatives from South Korea included Woo Tong-Ki (Superintendent at Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education), Kim Young-Tak, Seo Jeong-Ha, and principals, students, and teachers from all six schools involved in the Daegu Pilot Program of the Global LYNCs project.

This exciting development was welcomed by Project Coordinators and participating schools.   We thank Daegu office for compiling a wonderful video featuring some schools in the project engaged in telecommunication activities.