Project 1: Global Education Clubs
Lead teacher for this Project will be Elroy Grandy, Learning Resources/Technology Teacher at Partanna Academy. The students involved will be members of the School's Global Education Club which will include a select number of students in Grade seven. Precise number of students online is difficult to say, but all of them will receive online experience during the course of the school year. Because the Global Education Club will be reconstituted each September, more of them will be involved the following year, and the years after that.
The Project will commence in November, 1996, and hopefully, will continue indefinitely.
Twenty one Schools from all parts of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador have elected a Provincial Steering Committee to establish a Provincial network of Global Education Clubs. The purpose of the Clubs is to establish in each school, a mechanism to identify issues and global concerns entered around four themes. These include 1. human rights, 2. caring for the environment, 3. peace/conflict resolution and 4. international development.
The Project will include a collaboration between clubs with regard to school activities that will have each of the above as a theme. Club members will use the Internet, and other sources, to gather information and to share ideas via e-mail with other clubs all over the Province. Each school will have at least one school-wide activity per year centered around each theme. Schools may have projects with themes centered around other Global issues and events as well. The results of the projects will be shared with all Global Education Project Schools, and the world, by way of a Global Education Homepage that will be created specifically for this Project.
This Project will address most areas of the Curriculum. The most obvious will include Language Arts and Social Studies. Art, keyboarding, word processing and Health Studies are others.
The ultimate aim of the Global Education Clubs is to foster awareness of Global issues and events and encourage their incorporation into the everyday curriculum as much as is possible. This Project will allow us to extend our school-wide activities to a Provincial level. Our goal is to eventually participate in projects that are national and international in scope, sharing ideas with different races and cultures as part of everyday instruction.
Intended learning outcomes of the Project include:
The student will:
Without the STELLAR School Internet Connection, this project will not be possible. Only such communication capability will allow club members to collaboratively operationalize the objectives as laid out above.
Other resources at the disposal of the Project include the computer lab at our School. We have sixteen networked stations, scanner and laser printer that will help us to meet the above objectives. All of these resources are permanently on site, accessible and available.
Evaluation of the Project will be done by examining the stated objectives. The following checklist will serve to determine if objectives have been met:
General impact of the Project on the school and curriculum can be accurately accessed by determining the number of participants, the amount of interest, and the general knowledge of global concerns, issues and events displayed by the student body.