Opportunities & Resources
A Monthly Newsletter for the Madeira School--Sept. 15, 2013
International Student Video Contest
Topics include the following:
- Topic 1: How can modern youth cope with the pressure to maintain traditional culture (or cultural uniqueness) within an increasingly westernized/globalized world society?
- Topic 2: What unique contributions can my country contribute to freedom and/or global change?
Contact Jennifer at World Leadership School for more information if you're interested in getting your students involved.
Young Egyptian Photographer Eager to Connect with Classrooms
Yasser is excited to bring his work to WLS classrooms again this school year; please be in touch with Jennifer at World Leadership School to begin the process. Please note that Yasser is particularly interested in connecting with students looking for long-term engagement and dialogue, not just one-shot video conferences.
Video Conferencing Opportunities
To participate, schools are urged to take part in a tutorial webinar in September, for preparations around the technologies involved. Please contact Terry Godwaldt at the Centre for Global Education for more information, and register for the mailing list at Global Encounters.
See the video below for a taste of how students feel about their video conferencing experiences in Edmonton, Canada.
Excellent New Global Story Collection
One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories is made up of twenty-three stories, each from a different author from across the globe. All belong to one world, united in their diversity and ethnicity. Edited by authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri, this new collection is a must for any global classroom.
From the Introduction:
"We invite the reader on a personal journey across continents, countries, cultures and landscapes, to reflect on these beautiful, at times chaotic, renditions on the human experience. We hope the reach of this path will transcend the borders of each story, and perhaps function as an agent of change. Welcome to our world."