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.
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.
First video: A Science lesson, explaining the reasons for time and seasonal differences between the countries.
– Second Video: Learning about traditional music.
On Friday the 30th October, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed involving the South-Western Victoria Region and the Daegu District using ZOOM videoconferencing.
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!
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.