Your Name and Title: Mrs. Cristina Nenciu, Mathematics Teacher
School, Library, or Organization Name: Elementary School no. 8, Constanta, Romania
Co-Presenter Name(s): -
Country from Which You Will Present: Romania
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.):
Primary/middle school teachers
Short Session Description (one line): My city and Me – An Open Door To The World
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
For any child, the city one lives in is the center of one’s universe - home. As they grow up, they keep pushing at the boundaries of this universe, until one day, when they discover there are no boundaries... We share one world, with a googolplex of voices, and all just a click away.
For my 11-12 year students, the My city and Me project has done just that: for the first time, they had a chance to explore, exchange ideas and share experiences with other kids from around the globe. And they have been able to do that, without travelling thousands of miles away from home.
My presentation focuses on what this project meant for us: for me, as their coordinator and for my students, working together on their very first project of this kind.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session (if any): -
iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance
Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit! We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.
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Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit. Thank you!
iEARN Conference Planning Committee
Dear Cristina! I saw your proposal and was very glad to know that you will have a session on our project My city and Me - I don't know the time yet but if I can I will join your sesiion with great pleasure
Olga Prokhorenko, Moscow Russia
Hello, dear Olga !
Nice seeing your message here. My presentation starts at 4 pm - Bucharest time, on Friday.
If you can join, it would be a pleasure.