iEARN International Conference 2010
Nicole Pryor

Exhilarating, invigorating, passionate and worthy are some of the adjectives that come to mind when I reflect on the iEARN 2010 conference in Barrie Canada.

As a teacher, we often work in our own little world, sometimes out on a limb isolated or in small teams. Even participating in global projects does not give you the real sense of iEARN and the dedication of teachers and their passion for education. It is in experiencing their workshops, the expert plenary and the excitement and products produced by the students that you truly appreciate what a wonderful network and life-changing network for students and teachers iEARN provides.

It was fascinating and inspiring to listen to teachers share their experiences of iEARN projects they have worked on and of course amazing to talk to the Youth delegates about their countries and their projects. I found the positive response to Josh Garth and my self's presentation on 'Integrating Global Projects across a Year Level curriculum' overwhelming and supportive.

Talking to teachers about breakthroughs, frustrations, pedagogy as well as content reinforced my belief that our students should be exposed to global networking. Our students who had already participated found it changed their perceptions of their lives and this year we have decided to further develop our involvement with the Solar cooker project and are looking at extreme poverty as well. The iEARN conference has build up our network and contact base and has us spreading iEARN projects to other year levels, and us more involved at year 7 in other projects around the world.

Thank you to iEARN Australia for the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2010 conference and I hope to be in Taiwan in 2011.

Nicole Pryor
Year 7 Team Leader
Kurnai College Churchill Campus

iEARN Youth painting banner

iEARN delegates

iEARN delegates

iEARN delegates

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