It never ceases to amaze me just how creative teachers are. Since I began the Good News Grapevine for DEN members to tell about the unique ways they use unitedstreaming in their classroom, I have had so many creative ideas presented that I just hope I can do them justice. This one is from Kathy Bunch of Polk County in the North Florida DEN.
Kathy explains that she uses unitedstreaming to introduce the concept of writing books for students in Uganda through the Memory Project. This caught my eye immediately because I saw a short news story about the Memory Project on CBS news the other night. Check it out a video clip from CBS for yourself: The Memory Project. Kathy shows a video on East Africa and Uganda and even uses the PowerPoint from the Memory Project to help the students relate. She then has her students begin to write books to the students in Uganda.
In this age of data driven school decisions, it is a tribute to honor those teachers who understand how important creativity is in the classroom. Students will remember these special projects their whole life. Kudos to you, Kathy!
After you watch the video, I believe there is a natural connection between DEN members and the Memory Project. What do you think?
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