So…. I just found out today that I was selected to be one of the Discovery Communications Ambassadors to the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership learning centers in Soweto, South Africa! I don’t have a lot of details yet – but it looks like I will be heading over to visit the school site in the late winter/early spring – and I’m so excited I don’t quite know what to do with myself.
I’m thrilled and proud to have been selected for this – - but beyond my "I won a trip to South Africa!" hysteria, I’m more excited about all of the possibilities we have to connect DEN classrooms with classrooms in Soweto. In the last few hours, I already have been given a number of ideas from other teachers for project ideas during this trip (do a web-broadcast into a US classroom, start a penpal exchange, teacher exchange, video exchange, etc).
I’ll be posting a lot more about DCGEP and this program going forward – but for now — I can’t wait to hear your ideas for what we can do to make this the first of many international learning opportunities for the Educator Network!