Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Cooperative Learning with a Global Twist
Our eighth grade students (and their teachers) will soon immerse themselves in the global community by conducting a research project with students in another country. This is completely uncharted territory for us. If you have done something similar, we would love to hear about your experiences, roadblocks, and tips for success! The Science and Math Departments will be conducting a cross-curricular study on one of our most important natural resources...water. We are particularly interested in how you handled issues such as coordinating times for "live" interaction and any legal or administrative hoops through which you had to jump! We are truly excited about our first major step into virtual cooperative learning and the possibilities that lie ahead. All comments, ideas, and suggestions are welcome!