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  1. page Lauralynn Stefureak edited ... Lauralynn Stefureak The most important things I have learned: don’t be afraid to try, and fai…
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    Lauralynn Stefureak
    The most important things I have learned: don’t be afraid to try, and fail…and try again… and don’t be afraid to take a step back and let your students be the teachers. Our students have the Right to be given the opportunity to explore, engage and grow to keep pace with the changing technology. We, as teachers and parents, have the Responsibility to provide opportunity, encouragement and support to allow young people to be able to take their place as engaged, competent global citizens. I have a vested interest in differentiated assessment / changing perceptions of the validity of non-traditional assessment in an academic subject area. When I brought up Web 2.0 at the latest IBO conference I attended in Oxford last year, the word was “no time”. It’s very important to “make time” and I feel this attitude will have to change as the digi-teens move into high school and more and more schools adopt 1:1 programs.
    Conversation with Lauralynn, June 2009

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  2. page Ana Santos edited Ana Santos ... our learning. Conversation with Ana, June 2009

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    Conversation with Ana, June 2009

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  3. page 21C Teachers edited ... This series of interviews with women educators at Qatar Academy was inspired by the excellent …
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    This series of interviews with women educators at Qatar Academy was inspired by the excellent immersion of 21st Century learning shown in classrooms across the school. in a time of transition into 1:1 learning and Web 2.0 platforms, these women have shown where there is a will there is a way. I admire their tenacity and determination to make learning real, personal and student-centred. I applaud their focus on global interaction and how they have embraced the concept, power and magic of global collaboration.
    This project is my swan-song at Qatar Academy as my two years as Head of IT and E-Learning has come to an end. However, by documenting and sharing best-practice initiatives in education for 21st Century learning my hope is that more teachers in Qatar Academy and beyond will be inspired to review their own practice and embrace new tools and methods.
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    I am hoping also that the raw method used to create these videos will be overlooked in favour of hearing the message imparted by these women. Apologies for background noises, less than adequate audio and blurry images......
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  6. page Ana Santos edited Ana Santos We live in a world where walls and distances are no longer an obstacle for communica…

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    We live in a world where walls and distances are no longer an obstacle for communication, collaboration and creation. It only makes sense to me that the classroom should be reflective of this world we live in. This is why I opened the doors of my classroom to collaboration with the 'great outside'. I opened these doors not only for my students but also for myself as an educator. The results have surpassed my initial expectations and have encouraged my students and I to do more and better. In this environment, technology is just a tool, like many others I use in my lessons, to facilitate our learning.

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  7. page 21C Teachers edited ... Lubna Samha Lubna is a Cultural Studies teacher at Qatar Academy. In her words...... Gayle …
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    Lubna is a Cultural Studies teacher at Qatar Academy. In her words......
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    Jess is a student at Qatar Academy and has just completed Grade 11, the first year of the 2-year IB Diploma.
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  9. page Gail Nelmes edited Gail Nelmes Conversation with Gail, June 2009

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  10. page Lauralynn Stefureak edited Lauralynn Stefureak The most important things I have learned: don’t be afraid to try, and fail……

    Lauralynn Stefureak
    The most important things I have learned: don’t be afraid to try, and fail…and try again… and don’t be afraid to take a step back and let your students be the teachers. Our students have the Right to be given the opportunity to explore, engage and grow to keep pace with the changing technology. We, as teachers and parents, have the Responsibility to provide opportunity, encouragement and support to allow young people to be able to take their place as engaged, competent global citizens. I have a vested interest in differentiated assessment / changing perceptions of the validity of non-traditional assessment in an academic subject area. When I brought up Web 2.0 at the latest IBO conference I attended in Oxford last year, the word was “no time”. It’s very important to “make time” and I feel this attitude will have to change as the digi-teens move into high school and more and more schools adopt 1:1 programs.

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