Annual project meetings in Korea

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.

Scarlett delivers one of a series of lessons on Australian language and culture to project participants in Daegu schools

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.

Scarlett attends a meeting with the majority of the Daegu Teachers was hosted at the Daegu District Office.

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.

Daegu teachers were keen to hear how the project compliments the Victorian DET FISO Communities priority

Global LYNC teachers visit Korea

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.

Visit to Australian Embassy in Seoul

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.