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Your Name and Title:  William Piper, 5th grade social studies (world geography)

School or Organization Name: University School of Milwaukee

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers (elementary school and middle school teachers)

Short Session Description (one line):

Find ways to tap into your school community to increase global awareness and cultural understanding.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Global education may seem like a daunting task, but making meaningful connections is a simple thing to do.  In this workshop I will share with you ideas to connect with members of your school or neighborhoods communities to create meaningful, authentic and engaging multicultural partnerships to enrich learning.  I will share how, along with colleagues we created a Chinese New Year celebration and an Indian celebration using members of our parent an local community.  Tapping into resources from parents and students can transform your classroom into a center for global learning.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://mrpipersclass.wordpress.com (my current website)
http://whereonearthiswillie.blogspot.com (project kids launched last year)

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Look forward to this.  Always looking for ways to offer meaningful multicultural experiences for adult literacy students.

Melinda Hefner

Thanks, Melinda.  I hope the presentation will be fun and worthwhile.  I am looking forward tos sharing about ways to involve your school community in finding meaningful global connections.  There are so many great sessions.  This is going to be fun!

I get the feeling that you will ROCK this session!  Excitement and passion about teaching cannot be taught.

Melinda

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