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I live in Miami, which we call "the capital of Latin America." Within a mile of my house in Coral Gables, there are 250 Latin American headquarters. We are a global community, and children here "know global worlds" far more than where I grew up in Lawrence, KS. Both of my children earned IB diplomas and are fluent in Spanish. I'm always interested in meeting others who share interest and passion for a wider view of education and of the world! Se habla español.
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Partnership for Global Learning conference July 2011

The Asia Society has again created a terrific opportunity for schools to think about how to create global citizens through a variety of activities.

I was pleased to be invited to present two sessions, both nearly filled to capacity this year.

My PPT slides are posted at:

(The slides show some of what I showed live from the Internet.)

ePals is the largest and fastest growing online community of K12 learners in…


Posted on July 14, 2011 at 8:02am

ePals Ambassador Contest Winners announced

We invited teachers to show us how ePals has opened the world for their students. Applicants each submitted projects that they had successfully implemented in their classrooms, examples of student work, and a video application, telling us what ePals brought to their teaching and to their students’ learning. Outstanding entries came from all corners of the world, inspiring us with amazing projects, successful collaborations, and enthusiastic students. The winning…


Posted on June 8, 2010 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Schools -- ISTE workshop on global education on Sunday, June 27 in Denver

You do NOT need to register for the ISTE conference to attend this workshop.

Cost: $109

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Posted on May 22, 2010 at 9:12am

ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest 2010 -- deadline May 21

Enter Your Great Global Collaborations to be Featured at ISTE!

Have you had an amazing collaboration with another classroom? Have your students gained real understanding of a different culture? If so, enter ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest and show us how ePals has opened the world for your students.



Posted on May 16, 2010 at 5:00pm

Teacher Help Needed for Focus Group on Documentary Films as Teaching Tools

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At 10:29am on November 16, 2011, SONIA MARIA MAKARON said…

Dear Dr. Rita Oates, 

Thanks for the email. I really want to known more about ePal and I hope to be in touch with you even after the meeting. 


At 5:12pm on July 30, 2011, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa said…
Thanks Dr. Rita

need collaboration

At 3:14am on July 10, 2011, Seed said…

Dear Dr. Rita Oates, 

Thanks for the warm welcome, and for the information. I visited ePal a couple of times, and I find it very resourceful.


At 2:01pm on June 13, 2011, Shannon D. Peery said…

Dr. Oates,

What a wonderful serendipity that you once taught at Harmon!  Thank you for your response to my query and the information you provided.  It will take me a bit of time to explore and grow more comfortable with using each resource and application.  

I hope to stay in touch and share with you what I've learned and also get used to the various sites and streamline and enhance my teaching.



At 10:03am on February 5, 2011, Gail Cavanaugh said…
Thanks for the informaiton on e-pals.  It looks like a great site.  I have passed it along to one of my contacts.  I have created and added videos about a short story I wrote on pen pals.
At 8:10pm on January 26, 2011, Gail Cavanaugh said…
Thanks for sharing this information.
At 6:54pm on October 31, 2010, Diane Smith said…
Hi Rita,
It's great to hear that you and your children had such a great experience with IB!
We received the stacks of paperwork required to join the IBvc and it is taking our headmaster a while to look through it. BUT we are really looking forward to participating!
Thanks for your note! Aloha, Diane
At 5:40am on August 27, 2010, Janice Damon said…
Dear Rita,
After a long absence from the GEC, I've recently returned and immediately noticed your upcoming ePals webinar announcement. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend but am very interested in learning more....just looked at the ePals website and wow, what a goldmine! Do you plan to hold another webinar in the future and is it possible for those who can't attend to get access to a scriptum/recording? At any rate, I'm so happy to have found ePals.
Greetings from Vienna
At 10:56am on July 24, 2010, Tina Erenvidh said…
Thanks Rita,

I will try to get on-line since I have my holiday right now. Will check if I can use E-Pal....will dig into that matter asap!

Yours Tina in Sweden
At 5:27pm on June 8, 2010, Chandra Hough said…
Thanks, Rita. I will take a look at it. I asked one of our IT guys to do one of your webinars and to see if it was possible for our school to participate in ePals, since we don't allow our students to receive outside e-mails. Hope it works out, as I can see several possibilities with ePals. Thanks again!

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