Save the Sea Lions

(Written by Save the Sea Lions creator, Julie Devine)

I was a classroom teacher for 13 years before becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist. With the change in my job, I had more opportunities to find connections and opportunities to collaborate with classrooms around the world. Last year, during the 2015-2016 school year, I came across the global classrooms website and was immediately excited to find connections I had always hoped for as a classroom teacher. Right away, my colleague, Michelle and I gravitated to the Caretta Caretta 2 Project, which provided opportunities for connecting locally and globally with students focusing on a common theme of endangered sea turtles. The project leader was so organized and did such a great job in providing us the tools to make these connections. The students were beyond excited, were eager to learn, and truly wanted to make a difference for the Loggerhead Sea turtles.

Their enthusiasm got us thinking, “Why don’t we start our own project?” and so…we did. We had our students vote on what endangered animal they thought we should try and save next, and they chose the Sea Lions. This year is the first year of our project Save the Sea Lions, please join us in creating, collaborating and saving the endangered sea lions. We look forward to opportunities of connecting with classes around the globe and possibly Skyping with some too.

We’re Back!

It has taken me a bit, but I am happy to formally announce the re-introduction of The Global Classroom Project! Michael Graffin has graciously allowed me to try and get this wonderful project back in the works.

Please visit our wiki space to check out existing projects or consider posting a new project yourself. It can be as simple or intricate as you like. I would also love to keep posts on this site as active as possible! If you are posting a project and would like to write a blog post to go along with it, please email me at globalclassroomprojects@gmail.com.I look forward to re-connecting with old global friends and connecting with new friends! Spread the word, “We’re back!”