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Catalina Valenzuela
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  • Miami, FL
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  • Susan Adams
  • Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
  • Tasha Cowdy
  • Tena Kilroy
  • Gretchen Cherian
  • Barbara Morganfield
  • Yvonne Caples
  • Caroline Black
  • Abena Bailey
  • Xavier Espejo-Vadillo
  • Julie Balen
  • Jason Graham
  • Helen McConaghy
  • Lisa Durff
  • Lisette Casey

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Catalina Valenzuela posted a blog post

Challenge 14: Pitching my Global Project Design

I woke up all by myself last Thursday at 5:30AM EST (I am not an early riser and still struggles to wake up). I washed my teeth and went straight on my computer to meet with FLATS. First and foremost I want to thank you for been there. It means a lot that people from literally all over the world were there ready to listen to my pitch. After listening to Abena and her experience with her great Oh, My English Project, I was ready to present my ideas. I presented my project Fair Trade, Fair Play…See More
Dec 11, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 13: Fair Trade, Fair Play
"Gracias Xavier ! Good luck with your project. Send me a note if you need any help."
Dec 11, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Tasha Cowdy's blog post #Challenge 13 Global Project Design
"Tasha and Jason: Your proposal about how children learn from their space is beautifully thought. I like the way you put together the VC and how it becomes a teaching/learning tool. "
Dec 11, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Abena Bailey's blog post FCC13_Design
"I really like your proposal. May be we all need to implement a kind of language awareness project as OhMyEnglish to be reduce potential frictions.  In terms of your design I like the fact that you take your readership step by step. It feels…"
Dec 11, 2012
Xavier Espejo-Vadillo commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 13: Fair Trade, Fair Play
"Muy buen trabajo Catalina. Me encantó tu presentación y creo que tu proyecto está pero que muy bien. Gracias por compartir. Yo sigo batallando para crear el mío porque estoy un poco saturado de ideas y con poco tiempo…"
Dec 10, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela posted a blog post

Challenge 13: Fair Trade, Fair Play

I started and ended my teaching career at Business Academy Bexley. Academies in the UK are loosely based in the charter schools model in the US. They are ran by privates and funded by the government.One of the key issues that attracted to the Academy was its called for innovation. Several experiments after, the innovation went through the window due to lack of academic (and behavioral improvement). However I had the chance to design and implement a course called Fair Trade, Fair Game. It aims…See More
Dec 10, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela posted a blog post

Challenge 12: Celebration and summation

For this challenge, I did not present my Flatclassroom project. Sorry.However I participated in a summit, a great, fun and enlightening summit: The Global Education Conference (GEC).  I presented the blog where I contribute as the ed tech writer and content strategist. This year, the GEC called for ed tech ventures to present their ideas, projects and products as part of an…See More
Dec 9, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 10: From active listening to creative writing
"Vicki: Thank you for tweeting my lesson idea. I feel very flattered for that. Susan: Please feel free to share the lesson. I am not teaching at the moment, so I don't know how Pinterest access policies would be in a school. I guess they will be…"
Dec 9, 2012
Susan Adams commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 10: From active listening to creative writing
"Since Vicki twittered it, I've shared it with my whole Spanish department.  It's great!"
Dec 8, 2012
Vicki Davis commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 10: From active listening to creative writing
"You did a great job on this proposal, I've shared it out through Twitter and hope some other language teachers see the potential for this. Great work in using PBL in the classroom. "
Dec 8, 2012
Susan Adams commented on Catalina Valenzuela's blog post Challenge 10: From active listening to creative writing
"Catalina ~ I keep asking people filter questions.  :)  Do your students have access to Pinterest? Would you mind if I shared this lesson with a Spanish teacher at my school? And~ I have been desperately trying to learn Spanish for a few…"
Dec 8, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela posted a status
"Thank you ALL for your comments on my presentation. I look forward to yours. Mil gracias !"
Dec 6, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela and Susan Adams are now friends
Nov 29, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Lisette Casey's blog post Planning a handshake with Catalina, Jason and Caroline
"Hi Lissette, Jason and Caroline: Where are we at with this project? I followed the instructions to share my VC with you and apparently it did not work. Do I try again? Jason: I really like your suggestion of the artifact, could you please explain a…"
Nov 21, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Lisette Casey's blog post Planning a handshake with Catalina, Jason and Caroline
"Sorry Lissette. I did what it said in the instructions. Do you want to try on you VT and then I add mine? "
Nov 14, 2012
Catalina Valenzuela commented on Lisette Casey's blog post Planning a handshake with Catalina, Jason and Caroline
"I believe this link must work. http://voicethread.com/share/3662288/ Please let me know if it does not....."
Nov 14, 2012

Profile Information

Name:
Catalina Valenzuela
About Me:
I am teacher who happens to be an economist with a masters degree in international relations.
I am currently developing professional development courses to increase digital literacy in Latin American teaching profession.
Website:
http://NONE
Interest in Flat Connections
I am interested in learning good practice. I believe that a XXI citizen needs to be an able digital person and more important a global human been. A XXI citizen must be used digital tools to communicate adequately and to participate in the issues close to his/her heart in a world that is flat.

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Challenge 14: Pitching my Global Project Design

I woke up all by myself last Thursday at 5:30AM EST (I am not an early riser and still struggles to wake up). I washed my teeth and went straight on my computer to meet with FLATS. First and foremost I want to thank you for been there. It means a lot that people from literally all over the world were there ready to listen to my pitch. After listening to Abena and her experience with her great Oh, My English Project, I was ready to present my ideas. 

I presented my project Fair Trade,…

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:30am

Challenge 13: Fair Trade, Fair Play

I started and ended my teaching career at Business Academy Bexley. Academies in the UK are loosely based in the charter schools model in the US. They are ran by privates and funded by the government.

One of the key issues that attracted to the Academy was its called for innovation. Several experiments after, the innovation went through the window due to lack of academic (and behavioral improvement). However I had the chance to design and implement a course called Fair Trade, Fair…

Continue

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Challenge 12: Celebration and summation

For this challenge, I did not present my Flatclassroom project. Sorry.

However I participated in a summit, a great, fun and enlightening summit: The Global Education Conference (GEC)

I presented the blog where I contribute as the ed tech writer and content strategist. This year, the GEC called for ed tech ventures to present their ideas, projects and products as part of an…

Continue

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:50am

Is your school a 21c school? Are you a 21c teacher?

A nice test for the week end.....And some ideas too

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century School

 1.     Your book report list…includes a selection of e-books. amazon.com

2.     Your students work on collaborative projects…with students in Australia.  epals.com

3.     You give weekly class updates and homework clues…via your blog.

4.     You prepare substitutes…

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Posted on October 14, 2012 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

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