Dominica Eus Psii Feb07


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  • Less than 7% of the population have a college education Less than 66% have a primary education
  • Introduce the Project using Google Earth 1. Start at Palliser Education Centre 2. Share that our overall mission… To have students think not only about their immediate community… their province, their nation, their continent,….. But to think globally {use the ‘-’ to move away from Lethbridge} 3. The IT for Dominica Project is allowing us to grow in this direction {Search ‘Dominica’} 4. It has allowed us to expand our horizons in better understanding our world on many different planes {geographic, cultural, educational..} {Search ‘Roseau Dominica’} This project originated through conversations with Dr. Gordon Campbell, former PM Roosevelt Douglas and eventually through Palliser Sr. Administration, myself and Prime Minister Pierre Charle’s office (2000)
  • Interagency perspective on our district
  • Interagency perspective on our district
  • Interagency perspective on our district
  • Interagency perspective on our district
  • $3600 - $4000 – Travel Costs $4500 - $5000 – Accommodation costs
  • Dominica Eus Psii Feb07

    1. 1. PSIII International Placement Commonwealth of Dominica
    2. 2. Map of the Caribbean
    3. 3. Map of Dominica
    4. 4. <ul><li>The Beauty </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>The Beauty </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>The Economy </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Economy </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>The Economy </li></ul>
    9. 9. Schools <ul><li>65 PRIMARY SCHOOLS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class sizes up to 40 students, depending upon area on the island. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools are within walking distance -- no bussing system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>15 SECONDARY SCHOOLS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms 1 - 6, JSP (Junior Secondary Program) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not as ‘age-bound as our system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving to Universal Education </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Activities within the IT for Dominica Project <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Building Student & School Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering quality used information technologies </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>The Banff Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Lethbridge School District #51 </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie Rose School Division </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie Land School Division </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics Recycling Association </li></ul>Project Partnerships <ul><li>Commonwealth of Dominica </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta Teacher’s Association </li></ul><ul><li>MicroAge Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Telus Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Lethbridge </li></ul><ul><li>TLD (London Drugs) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Professional Development Activity <ul><li>2001 – 2 courses </li></ul><ul><li>2003 (February) – 1 course </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Rob & Lynn Cowie (4 courses) </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Rob & Lynn Cowie, Joan Boras, Andrea Klassen (4 – one week courses) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Dan Ryder, Maurice Hollingsworth (2- 2 week courses) </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Dan Ryder, Lucy Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - (planned) Lucy Johson, ? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Teachers Sharing with Teachers
    14. 14. Teachers Sharing with Teachers
    15. 15. Teachers Sharing with Teachers
    16. 16. Teachers Sharing with Teachers
    17. 17. Teacher Exchange
    18. 18. How Students and Children Benefit
    19. 19. Meeting the needs of students – The Thinkers!.
    20. 20. <ul><li>Cultures from both countries learn from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Positions you as a teacher who has a broad view of the world. </li></ul>Cultural Learning
    21. 21. <ul><li>Global experiences are modeled to students within the University of Lethbridge and within the Commonwealth of Dominican. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to build relationships for learning. </li></ul>Global Experiences
    22. 22. Opportunity for Students <ul><li>Direct access to an English-speaking developing world culture. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Learning each other’s approach to education! </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with Faculty. </li></ul>Expertise Sharing
    24. 24. Global Experiences <ul><li>“Global experiences change teachers and kids. By volunteering to teach teachers to infuse technology in classroom instruction we help, as well as are helped, to confirm our pedagogical beliefs.” (D. Ryder, 2005) </li></ul>
    25. 25. How Teachers Benefit
    26. 26. <ul><li>Recognition of Teachers as leaders in global citizenship. </li></ul>Teachers as global citizenship leaders.
    27. 27. <ul><li>Improved working relationships through shared experiences </li></ul>Teachers as global citizenship leaders.
    28. 28. Two Cultures Caring for Kids. - Reflections
    29. 29. <ul><li>Who - International Placement Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Must meet the Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Very successful PSI & PSII </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation by one TA and one or more Faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Mature - flexibility to adjust to cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of financial support </li></ul>International Placements - PSIII
    30. 30. <ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>When -- the start of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Expressions of Interest - now. </li></ul><ul><li>How - International Placement Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Expressions of Interest to M. Hollingsworth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email contact ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request a meeting for more information </li></ul></ul>International Placements - PSIII
    31. 31. PSIII International Placement Commonwealth of Dominica
    32. 32. Click to edit -- NON MASTER <ul><li>Click to edit Second level </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Third level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fifth level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Click to edit -- NON MASTER <ul><li>Click to edit Second level </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Third level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fifth level </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>