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The deadline for editing this proposal or adding yourself to the list is 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) on August 6, 2007.
There is no set format for this section, and it can be as long or as short as you want. What do you want to do, why do you want to do it, and how will it happen? What kinds of people would be good at working on this? How will you know if you've succeeded? What similar things have been done before? You can supplement (and should) your application with external links to helpful resources, but a reader should be able to understand the project you are proposing even if they only read the abstract you've written here.
Help with the design of the Learning4Content initiative.
Contact information, why you'd be good for the job, any specific plans, variants, or details you would personally like to implement and why
I believe in the right for every child in the world to have a quality education. Teachers who are passionate about teaching and learning will be eager to make a contribution and be a part of this effort. The key to success will be to keep it moving and organizing teams to make the most of talents and abilities. One option is to organize interns as team leaders who bring together other teachers or students in their personal communities to brainstorm specific curriculum areas and develop subsequent lessons. Templates and organized formats will help facilitate this process.
I'm very eager to see a collaborative component to the collection of lessons plans. Children learn as much if not more from each other as they do from us. OLPC provides a world of opporunity to share. Blogs, wikis, and other social networking applications can help facilitate this process. Assuming that Scratch is available on the OLPC computers, it would be interesting to start a collaborative Scratch project in which children partner to build Scratch environments and animations, and use these as inspiration for journaling, narratives, or even collaborative problem solving. Collaborative projects require more organizational planning up front, but the rewards could be very powerful.
Personal background: I teach third grade, have an Ed.S in Educational Technology, a Masters in Secondary Education, and I'm currently working on a PhD in Ed Tech. But, those are not the credentials that would make me a good mentor. A project like this is about passion.
Personal Blog: http://www.teachweb2.blogspot.com
Teach Web 2.0 Collaborative Effort (under development): http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/
Kids Galore Helping Kids in Darfur (Developed by my third grade class): http://www.shorecrest.org/Darfur.html
Other interested parties
Contact information, what your interest is