Tuesday May 27, 2008

Fire & Ice Finale

Elluminate's award winning Fire & Ice online events on climate change sponsored by Sun have two events coming up to be sure to take note of and participate in if possible. Four schools from three continents will present the results of their projects in two live events scheduled for May 29th and June 5th.

  • May 29, 2008 at 9:00am MST:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Calgary, Canada
  • June 5, 2008 at 9:00am MST:  Medellin, Colombia and Eureka, Kansas

Guests may attend either event online, by clicking on the following link at least 15 minutes prior to the start time (a computer headset and minimum 28.8 kbps internet connection are required to participate): https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7&password=M.FE2A0E224D3804EA06F55F04DE764D

Leadership Award Ceremony in Medellin: You are also invited to attend, in person, the Fire and Ice Leadership Award Ceremony to be presented Institucion Gabriel Garcia Márquez of Medellín.

Date: June 5, 2008
Time: Event: 10:00am CST; Ceremony: 11:30 am CST
Place: Institución Gabriel García Márquez
Address: CRA 8A #57A-93 CAICEDO VILLALIAM, Medellín, Colombia

Great job Gang.
 





Thursday Feb 21, 2008

Fire & Ice - Live from Brazil

The next Fire & Ice event takes place tomorrow at 1pm in Brazil. Fire and Ice is a
series of interactive, international dialogues between students in
various countries around the world sponsored by Sun. The project objective is to
translate dialogue into action by inspiring students to develop their
own solutions for helping combat climate change in their local areas.
Fire and Ice is part of Elluminate's Learning Across Borders, a global
initiative that promotes live, real-time knowledge sharing and
collaboration between students and teachers in North America and the
Developing World. 


The
Award Ceremony:


On
behalf of Elluminate and our partners, Promethean, Positivo, Oi
Futuro and the University of Sao Paulo (Escola do Futuro), I am
pleased to invite you to join us, in person or online via Elluminate
Live!,
for a very special Ceremony to present a remote Brazilian school with
the Fire and Ice Leadership Award, in recognition of their efforts to
help combat the effects of Climate Change.

Elluminate
is donating
to
the school its “Classroom-in-a-Box” computer hardware kit, and
Promethean and Positivo are kindly donating an electronic whiteboard.
The equipment will enable the
Massambará
school with a “window to the world” to continue collaborating on
special projects, live and online, with other schools from around the
world.

To
congratulate the
Massambará
school on their achievements, our friends at iEARN USA will attempt
to invite one teacher/student to join the event online from
all
seven continents

(or as many as continents represented, as possible).

Project
Background:

In
2007, a school in a small village 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro
participated in an international project called
Fire
and Ice: Climate Change
.
Escola Estadual Municipalizada Abel José Machado created
a unique and inspiring project to help combat the effects of climate
change and soil degradation in their local area.


Massambará’s
teachers and students engaged with the local community to
build
an organic garden

at São Fernando farm. Through Elluminate Live!, the school
collaborated with other schools from Canada and Mozambique, and then
showcased the results of their project to a global audience in
November 2007.

Ceremony
Date:
February
22, 2008, 1:00pm Brasilia/Rio time
(GMT
-3 hours)
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7&password=M.FE2A0E224D3804EA06F55F04DE764D

 

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