Global learning through ICT
by, 1st December 2009 at 07:25 AM (923 Views)
Well we are off; yesterday I got the news that the Buckingshire area link with St Vincent & Grenadines (SVG) is going ahead. High Wycombe has a lot of SVG families who migrated back in the 50s and 60s; these projects will reflect this community and its history and also include curriculum links to human rights - namely fair trade, slavery ('resistance and rebellion'), MFL (French and Spanish is spoken) and a host of other stuff - arts, music obviously.
How will it be done? I'm talking to Intel about supplying some ICT and sending over 8 heads and two LA people, one of which is head of ICT (and is probably on Edugeek if I looked). Bucks already shares a lot of its curriculum on its Moodle and I am hoping partner schools can do this too; with shared Moodle courses for some of the topics above that allow interraction and exchange to take place through webconferencing, discussion boards and so on.
All the schools that particpate will be eligible to apply for funding for visits and projects over the next 3-5 years, so it should build into a really strong bond between Bucks and SVG.
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