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Educator of the Week Shares Doves for Peace Project

Larisa Tarasevich is an English teacher in rural Siberia. She has been teaching for 22 years. Activity: Doves for Peace Grades: 2-11 I’ve been practicing international collaboration with schools around the world for many years. My classes have participated in parcel, toy, book, and card exchanges; pen pals; and blogging. We use Skype to interview interesting people, for cultural exchange, to participate in Mystery Skype, … Continue reading Educator of the Week Shares Doves for Peace Project

Educator of the Week Flying Classroom Resource

Natalie Coleman is the Science and Social Science Program Coordinator at Joliet Public Schools District 86 in Illinois. She has 10 years of experience in education. Activity: The Flying Classroom Grades: 6-8 Time: Ongoing Learning takes flight with Barrington Irving—literally! This year our district introduced our junior high students, who are part of our National Geographic Bee Club, to The Flying Classroom. The Flying Classroom is a … Continue reading Educator of the Week Flying Classroom Resource

Educator of the Week Shares Pen Pal Programming Activity

Sarah Venkatesh is a technology integration specialist at a K-8 independent school  in Austin, Texas. One class she currently teaches is Global Citizens, a required 5th grade class that is a fusion of study skills, current events, and technology and enhances curriculum from math, science, and global studies classes. Activity: Programming Interactive Cultural Greeting Cards Grade Level: 5th Time Commitment: Several weeks for the whole … Continue reading Educator of the Week Shares Pen Pal Programming Activity

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Educator of the Week Shares UNICEF Birthday Activity

Candace Voigt is an early childhood teacher at a Montessori school in Michigan. She has been teaching for 35 years. Activity: UNICEF Birthday Celebration Grade Level: any Time Commitment: Presentations take about 15 minutes. The UNICEF theme continues throughout the school year. One example of a classroom activity that teaches interconnectedness is our UNICEF birthday celebration. Each child becomes a UNICEF sponsor on his or … Continue reading Educator of the Week Shares UNICEF Birthday Activity

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Educator of the Week Shares Water Conservation Activity

Audrey Hughes, this week’s Educator of the Week, is a 7th science grade teacher at a middle school in Georgia. She has been teaching for 22 years. Activity: Earth’s Limited Water Resources: Issues of Conservation and Access Grade Level: 5-7 Time Commitment: 50 minutes I coordinate a school-wide Trash Hunger Campaign which is a student-led effort in which non-traditional items are collected and sold to … Continue reading Educator of the Week Shares Water Conservation Activity