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Science Across the World. www.scienceacross.org. YAC. Our course: UNESCO IYC 2011. Introduction YAC : history and examples; introduction SAW: resources and partners ; hands-on computer international collaboration; discussions demonstration practical work;

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Science across the world
Science Across the World

www.scienceacross.org

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry


Science across the world

YAC

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry


Our course unesco iyc 2011
Our course: UNESCO IYC 2011

  • Introduction YAC: history and examples;

  • introduction SAW: resources and partners;

  • hands-on computer international collaboration;

  • discussions

  • demonstration practical work;

  • teachers’: practical work on cosmetics;

  • preparation and presentation TV spots;

  • preparation YAC event;

  • YAC event.

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Yac inset course
YAC INSET course

Train the trainers model

  • training chemistry and language teachers;

  • last day: students’ hands on activity in public venue: e.g. science fair, shopping mall, super market: students as YACs;

  • media coverage: students as Young Ambassadors for Chemistry.

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Train the trainers aims
Train the Trainers: aims

  • Promotion chemistry/science

  • International collaboration

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Science across the world

Addis Ababa

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Teachers preparation
Teachers preparation

  • Find one or more reliable partner(s):KISS: keep it small and simple!

  • Find the ‘right’ resources (don’t start from scratch!)

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Science across the world1
Science Across the World

  • Science / ’all’ subjects (cross curricular): reserach in the neighbourhood,humanactivities

  • Internationalcollaboration: exchange data with students in schools in other countries

  • Language: developing language and communication skills

  • IT: meaningful use of modern tools

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Science across the world
Aims

  • Learn about your own culture;

  • understand and appreciate your own culture;

  • learn about another culture;

  • understand and appreciate other culture(s).

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Saw homepage
SAW: homepage

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Procedure
Procedure

  • Choose a topic

  • Make contact with other teachers to take part

  • Decide on the method to use for exchanging ideas and information

  • Work on the topic with your group of students

  • Share the findings with others and encourage students to discuss, what they learn from them

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1 choose a topic
1. Choose a topic

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All available topics
All available topics

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Chemistry in our lives
Chemistry in our Lives

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Content 1
Content (1)

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Content 2
Content (2)

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Structure of all topics
Structure of all topics

  • What is going on in your house / region / country?

  • What did you find out yourself by local investigations, interviews with (grand)parents, etc..

  • Exchange the results (text, PowerPoints, pictures, audio, video) with your partners abroad (Facebook, Picasa, YouTube).

  • Discuss similarities and differences in the classroom and with students abroad.

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2 finding partners
2. Finding partners

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Saw on facebook
SAW on Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

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Uploading to facebook
Uploading to Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

  • Photos

    • Resolution

  • Video

    • Broadband connection + webcam

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Factworld
FactWorld

  • Keith Kelly (Bulgaria/UK): started FactWorld, a platform for finding partners).

  • To find a partner, send a message to factworld@yahoogroups.com (will be moderated).

  • To be able to read all messages, teachers can join free, just send a message to Keith : keithpkelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Now 3300 members globally!

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3 methods of exchanging
3. Methods of exchanging

  • Facebook (in SAW group)

  • Picasa

  • YouTube

  • ?

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Facebook
Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

  • Photos

    • Resolution

  • Video

    • Broadband connection + webcam

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry