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 Name and Title: Ruth Hou (Teacher)

 School Name: Wen Ya Elementary School, Chia Yi City, Taiwan

 Co-Presenter Name(s): Lucien Hsiao, Ivy Lee, Peter Yen, Vivian Wang

 Country from Which You Will Present: Taiwan

 Language in Which You Will Present: English

 Target Audience: school teachers and students

 Short Session Description : Sharing and Understanding through Painting

 Full Session Description : Painting is one of the international languages that can make global communication easier for people of all ages. Starting from September 2011, 62 4th graders at Wen Ya Elementary School, Chia Yi City, Taiwan co-worked twith 70 5th graders at Nishi Elementary School, Kanazawa City, Japan to paint two murals of two different themes.  The murals were successfully finished and brought back to Japan in March 2012. What happened during the seven months? All the stories will be told in the session. 



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Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit! We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "Youth Summit accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1. Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http://iearnyouth.youcanbook.me. This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email a conference coordinator directly (dmidness@us.iearn.org).

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open http://www.globaleducationconference.com to your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it. Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/group/iearn-2012-conferenc....

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit. Thank you!


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Hi Ruth, I cannot view the discussion, I don't know why, so just a message for you. Your mural exchange  last year was  really a good practice!!! It was a true international collaborative learning! I'm sure your presentation is inspiring. Congratulations!!!!!!!! Atsuko Shiwaku, Japan Art Mile

Hi Ruth. As I cannot view your session, just a message. Congratulations and your last Artmile exchange was really a good practice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure your presentation is so inspiring! Atsuko Shiwaku, Japan Art Mile (Hope this will reach you) 


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