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    2. 2. VERONICA  WOO  EU  CHENG TESL  Teacher ICT  Coordinator ( MALAYSIA )   ANNE  MIRTSCHIN Accounting and ICT Teacher Web Conference Coach ( AUSTRALIA )
    4. 5. AUSTRALIA MALAYSIA TOWN / CITY SIZE OF TOWN / CITY POPULATION MAIN OCCUPATION SCHOOL PARTICIPATION IN SPECIAL EVENT(S) IPOH 643 SQ. KM 710,798 ( Yr 2007 ) Business, SM Industry, Professionals, Govt. Employees <ul><li>2011 Innovations Showcase </li></ul><ul><li>( Australia ) </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Melbourne Writers’ Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Perak Year 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister’s State Visit </li></ul><ul><li>State Mid-Autumn Festival </li></ul>Hawkesdale 150 Farming 2010 Listen to Learners 2011 Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 Innovations Showcase
    5. 6. <ul><li>Australia Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Hawkesdale Ipoh </li></ul><ul><li>White caucasian Malay </li></ul><ul><li>A few Maori students Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>One aboriginal family Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous people </li></ul><ul><li>English Malay </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin Chinese (ESL) Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Indian etc </li></ul>
    6. 7. AUSTRALIA
    7. 8. Perak Tourism Logo Launch Northern Writers’ Gathering Perak Tourism Newspaper Launch School Excellence Day 2011 Skype to Indonesia, Pakistan and Australia ( Rehearsals ) CHORAL SPEAKING PERFORMANCES ( ‘Jom! Let’s Visit Perak ) ‘ VISIT PERAK YEAR 2012’ PROMOTION Skype to Austria Skype t o USA and The Philippines Skype to Pakistan ( Testing Connection )
    8. 9. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Skype to Australia ( Melbourne Writers’ Festival ) Skype to New Zealand ( SMJK Poi Lam / Cosmospoint College ) Skype to Austria, Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, USA and the Philippines ‘ Visit Perak Year 2012’ Promotion Skype to Indonesia ( Prime Minister’s State Visit ) Skype t o USA and The Philippines ( Northern Writers’ Gathering @ Garden Villa )
    9. 11. Technological and Global involvement Anne Mirtschin :  
    10. 12. YEAR 2005 Veronica Woo ONCE UPON A TIME… GLOBAL CONNECTIONS 2005…
    11. 13. ‘ OUR EARTH, OUR HOME’ ( Promoting Green Tourism & Malaysia )
    12. 15. 20/8/2007 Thanks for your response.  Right now, I'm in New Zealand attending an AFS Educators'Program.  I'll be returning to Malaysia this Saturday.  I will definitely get back to you when things are more settled once I get back to Malaysia.  Say, give me about a week's time before I discuss anything with you regarding any collaborative project that I might carry out with your school. Veronica   ( Registered with in Year 2005 )
    13. 16. <ul><li>Does  Veronica  speak English  </li></ul><ul><li>much at all? </li></ul>
    14. 17. 1. email conversations Fast forward to...... 20/7/2010 It's been quite a long time since I last e-mailed you. How's life in Australia? I was just wondering if you would like to get connected with me and my students via Skype video-conferencing. I'll be doing just that with a school in New Zealand this Thursday.  Veronica
    15. 18. Malaysia Day 16 Sept, 2011 Band Rehearsal
    16. 20. YEAR 2010 ‘ The World Is Your Classroom. The Classroom Is Your World’
    17. 22. Traditional ‘ Lion Dance Welcome’ to welcome invited guests to the school. ‘ SELAMAT DATANG’ ‘ WELCOME TO SMJK POI LAM!’
    18. 23. School Canteen ‘Roti Canai’ seller flipping a pancake to make ‘roti canai’ .
    19. 24. 13 MAY, 2011 Australian Educators watching live and online in Melbourne via Skype Video-conferencing.
    20. 26. <ul><li>Feedback   from Veronica   </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks Anne for giving us the opportunity to be part of your presentation.  I could see right after the performance how motivated our students were.  I suppose that’s the reality and impact of having performed in real time to a real audience in another part of the world.  And all this despite the fact that they could not see them, the real audience in the hall! </li></ul>
    21. 27. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    22. 33. 25 – 27 September, 2010 Veronica working in collaboration with Anne
    23. 34. PHOTOS Courtesy of Ipoh Echo <ul><li>INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE </li></ul><ul><li>CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>AT SMJK POI LAM </li></ul><ul><li>MALAYSIA </li></ul><ul><li>ON 6 OCTOBER, 2011. </li></ul>
    24. 35.
    25. 36. <ul><ul><li>emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wikispace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborize Classroom </li></ul></ul>
    26. 37. email
    27. 38. chat
    28. 40. <ul><ul><li>bandwidth and internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different school years/terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different holiday periods/festivals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exam periods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shyness of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural differences </li></ul></ul>
    29. 41. <ul><ul><li>Anne and Veronica (and Yewyankoon) are passionate about teaching and learning on a global scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are ‘wired’ and have similar interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English is spoken/taught at both schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced with videoconferencing and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar time zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work ethic – willing to overcome any barriers and issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both risk takers etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established a trusting relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate as a team </li></ul></ul>
    30. 42. <ul><ul><li>  Learning beyond borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Global awareness  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      -  cultural awareness and  </li></ul><ul><li>      -  language awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Global competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Fostering goodwill and better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Friendship knows no boundaries  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Celebrating diversity and promoting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>peace </li></ul></ul>
    31. 43. <ul><li>Sharing a common school curriculum via project-based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the idea of learning beyond borders to include all levels of schools and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking learning into local and global communities </li></ul><ul><li>Organising programmes and workshops to reach out to more schools locally and globally about the benefits of working with technology and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of implementing twinning school plan between schools for better working relationship and addressing the issue of equity in education ( rural vs. urban, developed vs. developing, etc. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use teachable moments and possibilities wherever and whenever possible. </li></ul>
    32. 44. [email_address] anne.mirtschin = skype @murcha [email_address] [email_address] radiant3 = skype