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Turner Receives 2015 Global Educator Award photo

Turner Receives 2015 Global Educator Award

VIF teacher, Nichola Turner, was awarded the 2015 Global Educator Award through VIF International Education.  VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world.  VIF strives to support teachers, school leaders and districts in the endeavor of developing globally competent citizens.

With this award, Turner is being recognized as a top international educator.  Turner was selected for this award after submitting project-based inquiry lessons with a focus on global awareness. As the 2015 Global Educator recipient, VIF is sponsoring Turner to attend the iEarn Conference and Youth Summit in Brasilia, Brazilia in July. This will be a global education professional development experience that will allow Turner to expand her global awareness lessons with her future students at Porter Ridge Elementary School.

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Kindergarten Skypes to Egypt! photo

Kindergarten Skypes to Egypt!

This year our kindergarten classes at Porter Ridge have had a special opportunity to partner with a classroom across the world! We have developed a friendship with a Kindergarten class in Cairo, Egypt. Our classroom has communicated weekly with the Egyptian class through Skype sessions and emails.

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