American International School, Chennai, India ~ Day 3

| February 22, 2013 | 3 Comments 

Following two glorious days spent in the classrooms with pupils and staff, it was today an honour to be invited to be a part of a professional development day with the teachers and teaching assistants from the Elementary School, the Middle School and High School of The American International School, Chennai.

Their beautiful mission reads:

Together we inspire a love of learning, empowering all students with the courage, confidence, creativity and compassion to make their unique contribution in a diverse and dynamic world.

A special place to be, with very special people.

Thank you Kevin Crouch, IT Director, Kim Bane, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Priya Mukesh, technology integrator for K-2 for inviting us and making our visit so positive.

Kevin kindly recorded his reasons for our invite here:

We have invited Tim and Sarah to Chennai to help us bring the vision expressed in our mission a little closer to clarity and reality.  We know that technology itself won’t make us great, but it will help our great teachers get us there.  Tim brings the same message of encouraging social interaction, playing with words, and finding one’s courage and confidence to help students think creatively and divergently.  We hope our teachers will pick up and juggle some of the many tools Tim has shared and modeled and innovate with them in their classrooms.

 

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Becky says:

    I cannot wait to play around with all you have shared.
    I started a Linoit yesterday with my class of fifth graders ….
    Thank you!

  2. Kevin Crouch says:

    Tim and Sarah, we are so very lucky to have you all to ourselves. I loved watching all our teachers madly scribbling down websites, oohing and aahing, and of course belly laughing about technology professional development. Becky, please let me know when you have done some activities with any of these sites and we’ll make sure it gets written about on our tech integration blog. As there are so many tools and with each one so many possibilities, the real key is to encourage colleagues and our students to innovate and just let kids play with words and ideas in environments that stimulate our digital-age thinkers.
    Thanks Tim, Sarah, and Becky!

  3. Tim says:

    Thank YOU Kevin = 😀
    (Just a quick digital hello for now, as we are about to explore Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram with the analog you)

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