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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 
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International Projects


ADAGE Projects Around the World

ADAGE operates a range of international projects to meet the goals of its mission and to take advantage of 21st century technology that allows virtual connections between faculty, students, teachers, educators, and the community around the world.

Currently, there are 4 types of programs in operation:

  1. CPAW - CYBERSPACE PALS ACROSS THE WORLD
  2. CPAW - INTERNATIONAL WRITER'S CELEBRATION
  3. CONNECTING PEOPLE IN SCHOOLS
  4. COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

 

1: CPAW  - CYBERSPACE PALS ACROSS THE WORLD
Cyberspace Pals provides opportunities for people in educational and community institutions to share their experiences, ideas and knowledge in a variety of collaborative learning environments to enhance global understanding.
The Teacher mentoring project links Teachers of the Year and other Faculty with students who are completing study abroad programs or who are teaching in other countries.
Student to Student – links students in focused discussions around core themes.  Currently there are teams of students from Australia, Mexico and Haiti participating.

2: CPAW  – COMMUNICATING PRODUCTIVELY with AUTHORS for WRITING – International Writer’s Celebration
The International Writer’s Week Celebration has been operating for the past 15 years in collaboration with Queanbeyan High School, in Canberra, Australia.  In this project, students are paired with leading authors for a week or more during which the student’s produce writing on a contemporary theme.  The entries from around the world are collected and posted online at the school website, and a local celebration is held to display the productivity of these authors in training.

3 - CONNECTING PEOPLE IN SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD
These projects link schools in Florida and the USA with schools in other countries.  Dr. Thomas Murray established the USA - Viet Nam Cultural Exchange program with virtual connections of 4 schools in the Tampa, Florida area with schools in Da Nang, Vietnam.

4 -  COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD
These projects involve the College of Education and Human Performance faculty and/or students in specific learning or teaching projects in collaboration with Universities, schools or agencies in other countries.  Each semester collections take place for agencies serving refugees or those in need in other countries (Dr Judit Szente).

Two projects have been developed for the HOPE for Haiti project at UCF.
www.ucf.edu/haiti

Haiti – UCF College of Education and Human Performance Advocacy Projects.
After the devastating hurricane in Haiti, two service learning advocacy projects were developed by undergraduate students in EDF2085 Diversity in Education by Dr Gillian Eriksson in the Spring 2011 semester.

Haiti – EFL Learning Project
Dr Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant and Donita Grissom developed collaborative partnerships with universities in Haiti and developed online learning modules for learning English.  Students in Haiti are completing these modules and then transitioning to UCF.